This year the Adopt-A-Family program is recruiting "angels" from our community to help provide some Christmas cheer to the children of families in our Groveport Madison school district who need a little extra help this holiday season.
Angels from all over our community are asked to provide coats, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, pajamas, and two gifts from the child’s Christmas wish list. In addition, each angel community is asked to provide a box of pantry food items for the family to have on hand while the children are home on winter break from school. A grocery gift card is also suggested to help with the purchase of perishable items.
To become an angel, call Go Groveport at (614) 836-7939. Financial donations to the GMAAF Fund are also accepted at the Huntington Bank in Groveport.
If the stresses of shopping at the mall get you down, why not shop locally this year at the Bierberg Mercantile and support our smaller local businesses?
The mercantile has more than 25 vendors with a variety of items that are sure to please many on your shopping list this Christmas. We have everything from candles, jewelry, purses, clothing, pottery, art, OSU novelties and more! New items arriving each week! If you don’t see something today, try again next week, because the inventory changes. Beginning in December, FREE gift-wrapping is available too, however donations to GMAAF are proudly accepted.
More gift suggestions from our merchants include gift baskets filled with fresh and delicious bread from Great Harvest Bread and, if a cell phone is on someone’s list this year, Cellution Group, an authorized Verizon Wireless dealer, is also ready to assist you at the Bierberg Mercantile.
Shop at the mercantile this holiday season, spend $50 in our "Frequent Shopper" program and receive a FREE loaf of delicious Great Harvest Bread.
At Go Groveport, 607 Main St.
•"Be a Part of the Art" guest artist series, Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. The Arts Alliance of Southeastern Ohio is pleased to bring local oil painter Patty Sykes from Canal Winchester to its monthly guest artist series. Join us as Ms. Sykes talks with us about her talent and showcases her art. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Refreshments provided.
•Holiday Massage, Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. If you could use a quick "pick me up" relaxing massage before finishing your Christmas shopping or heading out to your next holiday event, stop in to Go Groveport on this day to receive a massage from one of our two featured massage therapists. To arrange a time convenient for you, call 836-7939 to schedule your holiday massage. All proceeds benefit GMAAF.
For information, call or visit Go Groveport! at (614) 836-7939, 607 Main St., Groveport, www.gogroveport.com. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m; Sun., 1-5 p.m. CLOSED Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 at noon and all day on Dec. 26.