(Posted Sept. 28, 2023)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Several events are coming up in Mount Sterling, from a meet-the-candidates night to a fun run and food drive.
The Tri-County Joint Fire District, 7 W. Columbus St., is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 to promote Fire Prevention Week and provide information about the tax levy the district has on the Nov. 7 ballot. Fire fighters will share information on fire safety and prevention. Visitors will have a chance to operate a simulated fire extinguisher.
The Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meet-the-candidates night on Oct. 10 at The Mercantile, 8 Third Ave., Mount Sterling. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event starts at 7. The focus is on candidates who are running for elected office in Mount Sterling in the Nov. 7 election.
On Oct. 14, the village of Mount Sterling will hold special hours for village residents to drop off unwanted items, such as couches, mattresses, yard and tree trimmings, and bagged trash, at the street garage, 231 S. London St. The hours are 9 a.m.-noon. Items that will not be accepted are tires, televisions, any electronics, refrigerators, and air conditioning units.
The Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., is hosting their annual Fun Run & Walk on Oct. 14. One-mile and 5K routes are available. The 5K kicks off at 9 a.m., followed by the one-mile at 9:15. Both start and end at the community center.
Visit www.raceentry.com/races/mount-sterling-community-center-fun-run=and-walk/2023/register to sign up. For more information, call (740) 869-2453 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the fun run support programs and activities at the center.
Mount Sterling Mayor Marci Darlington is once again coordinating a county-wide food drive to benefit area food pantries. The drive will take place Oct. 15-21. Darlington and the mayors of London, Plain City, and West Jefferson are promoting the event. Each mayor will have designated places and times when non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products can be dropped off. For Mount Sterling’s collection, Darlington plans to accept donations outside townhall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 15 and Oct. 21. Additionally, residents can drop off donations during business hours at town hall anytime between now and Oct. 15.