There’s always something to see and do in Morrow County
Photos and Story By LeAnne Gompf
It was the perfect autumn morning to take a drive. The air was a bit chilly the morning of Oct. 20 as I was driving around the county, but the sun was out and coated the remaining colored trees with a beautiful glow.
It was the perfect day for crafting and festivals in the area as well. I stopped at Whetstone Schools to enjoy their fall festivities, browsed the Morrow County Art League’s display on the square in Mount Gilead and supported the AMVETS Post 87 Ladies Auxiliary’s Breast Cancer Bazaar and Blood Drive.
There is much to do in Morrow County if one just takes the time to investigate. The Morrow County Sentinel is filled with information regarding local opportunities for the arts, crafting, theatre or athletic events. Did you know that Cellar Studios Ink on the square offers watercolor and oil paint classes? I discovered this bit of information on Saturday during their impromptu Art show. As I talked with Cellar Studios Ink owner, Jim Fleason I browsed through their new book, An Artist’s View of Morrow County, highlighting the talents of several local artists. The book would make a great stocking stuffer and can be purchased for $25. Their work is currently on display at the Stellar Ink Gallery or can be seen during the Open House and Meet the Artists Reception Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Morrow Little Theatre was there as well, looking for solo or ensemble acts for their Christmas Show. I am always amazed at the amount of talent we have in Morrow County. If you have not had the opportunity to see a Morrow Little Theatre production (they just finished Sacpino) mark you calendar for their upcoming, annual Christmas in the Village, showcasing the musical and theatrical talents of local residents. I was told that is not too late to be a part of this wonderful community tradition, go to Morrow Little Theatre website, (morrowlittletheatre.org) Several churches will be hosting their annual craft shows during the next several weeks; and without a doubt they will include home baked good for sale and food to eat. Our local churches have some of the finest cooking around.
Yes, autumn is my favorite time of year. There’s a “nip” in the air, we bundle up just a little more, we turn our thoughts to holiday preparations, we “fall back in time”, we enjoy the spiced hot apple cider or a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows on top; we sit by the fire and snuggle with loved ones or read a good book, but mostly autumn is a time for giving thanks.
Get yourself out and about and see what Morrow County has to offer. I can almost guarantee that in your travels this fall you will discover some very talented individuals, support some worthy causes, reminisce with old friends (maybe even make some new ones), gain a few pounds from over indulging in local treats, but you will not be disappointed in your new discoveries. We are blessed in so many ways by living in Morrow County. Spend time this fall recognizing our abundance.