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May Membership Newsletter from the GACC

This Summer, the GRD has something for 

Andy Wildman
Executive Director,
Granville Recreation District

Since a significant restructuring of the Granville Recreation District in 2012, GRD has been able to increase its programming and reach throughout the community.  Over the last 4 years, Program Director Lesa Miller has had more time to devote to community programming.  2016 is a banner year for GRD, and the entire community of Granville will benefit from the fruits of their labor.  Here are some highlights - both recaps and events to look forward to:

May 1-7, 2016: Turn Your Screen Off Week. The GRD partnered with 12 local organizations to offer this growing and fun annual event.  The week included free daily programming encouraging families to unplug their screens and turn on life!  Activities included outdoor adventures, bike rides, art activities, health & wellness activities and nature walks.  Partners included: Granville Public Library, Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville Historical Society, Granville Exempted Village Schools, Granville Senior Center, Bryn Du Mansion, Licking Park District, Licking Land Trust, Granville Kiwanis, Welsh Hills School, Denison University, and the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Starting Memorial Day, May 30, 2016: Concerts on the Green. 2016 marks the 35th Season of the Granville "Concerts on the Green."  Series Manager Dena McKinley and her committee have once again out done themselves.  Concerts will again take place on Denison University's Fine Arts Quad, 338 West Broadway.  Restrooms are available in Burke Hall.  If inclement weather occurs, concerts will be moved into Burke Hall.  Rain-out information can be located at granvillerec.org the day of the concert.  This year's sponsors include Middleton Senior Living, The Granville Inn, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Home instead Senior CARE, Granville Kiwanis and Granville Rotary.  The Schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, May 30, 6:30-8pm; ABsalute Gold (Abba Tribute); Food Truck- Steamroller Bagel
  • Sunday, June 12, 6:30-8pm; Reaganomics (80's show); Food Truck- Sophies Gourmet Perogie
  • Sunday, June 26, 6:30-8pm; Teeny Tucker Band (blues); Food Truck- Dashing Diner
  • Sunday, July 10, 6:30-8pm; Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons (country/indie); Food Truck-Mai Chau
  • Sunday, July 24, 6:30-8pm; Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys (American/R & B); Food Truck- Poppy's Roadside Diner
  • Sunday, July 31, 6:30-8pm; Honk, Wail and Moan (swing); Food Truck- SteamRoller Bagel
  • Saturday, August 13, 7pm; The Farmer & Adele (*GREAT GRANVILLE PICNIC*)
June 4, 2016: Color Run. The 3rd Annual Covered in Color run is scheduled for June 4th at 10am.  The run is a fun run geared for families and runners of all ages.  Join us for a morning of showing you colors. Details will be available soon at granvillerec.org.

July 15, 2016: Movie Night on the Lawn at Bryn Du. The Granville Public Library and the GRD are sponsoring a FREE Family Movie Night, July 15th at Bryn Du Mansion.  Bring your lawn chair and blankets and join us for Space Jam!  The Dashing Diner food truck will be onsite selling refreshments.  The gates will open at 8pm, the movie will begin at dusk.
August 13, 2016: Great Granville Picnic.  In 2014, the event had a 60's theme with the Beatles' cover band, Back Beat, providing a rousing performance.  The picnic included games and activities for participants of all ages.   This year's edition is scheduled for August 13th and will feature a country western theme with live music provided by The Farmer and Adele.  The event is open to both residents and non-residents.  You can register for your table after June 1 at granvillerec.org
2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic summer in Granville.  The GRD has something scheduled for you and your family no matter your age or interests.  For more information please go to granvillerec.org  or call our staff at 740-587-1976.  Please join us outside for a wonderful summer of fun and community! 
May  GACC General Meeting:
Economic Development Initiatives and 
Opportunities in Licking County

When: Wednesday, May 18, 11:30am-1pm 
Where: Denison University, Huffman Dining Hall, President's Dining Room; Granville, OH 43023
Who & What:   Join us in the President's Dining Room at Huffman Hall on Denison University's campus for our May Member Meeting & Luncheon.  Nathan Strum, Executive Director of GROW Licking County, will make a presentation on current economic development initiatives and opportunities in Licking County.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5-8pm
Join us at Amish Oak Furniture Company, 4877 York Road, Pataskala for a fun filled networking event.  Light refreshments will be served.  Browse the wares at Amish Oak and get to know your fellow GACC members!


The Works wins the "Excellence in Community Partnership Award" from The Ohio State University! The Works has received The Ohio State University 2016 Excellence in Community Partnership Award for collaboration on Kids' Tech University, STEMfest!, and Camp Architecture. The Works partnered with The Ohio State Newark campus in this partnership.    
Local Realtors Shine at Annual Awards Banquet.  Last month, several GACC member realtors were honored at the Licking County Board of Realtors 2016 Awards Banquet.  Six member realtors were recognized for hitting significant milestones.  Those realtors are Robert Baggs (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Integrity One Realtors); Brittany Freas, Paul Jackson, Carol Marr, Johnelle Baker, and Carol Sherman (all from Coldwell Banker King Thompson).  Kudos and congratulations!

Granville Rotary's Taste of Granville was a huge success.  Granville Rotary hosted the 2nd Annual Taste of Granville at Bryn Du on Saturday, April 30.  The event sold out several days before, and it featured many restaurants from around the Granville area.  

Michelle Newman Brady receives promotion at the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Michelle Newman Brady celebrated her one year anniversary with the GACC in April 2016, and thanks to her work and performance during the year was granted a promotion from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Manager. Congrats, Michelle! 

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The Granville Farmers Market is now underway!
Visit our website to learn more about the 2016 Vendors.
 ST. EDWARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 587 Newark-Granville Road on SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 from 8:30am-Noon


Saturday, May 14, 2016; COMMENCEMENT: Denison University will host its 175th annual Commencement Exercises this weekend.  Please be aware that the greater Granville area will play host to MANY visitors over this weekend! Expect for some traffic delays and busy local establishments.  Please join us in welcoming all these visitors to our lovely village!

Saturday, May 21, 2016; 9am-3pm: PLANT SALE. Dawes' Plant Sale & Garden Fair offers the opportunity to purchase rare gems you can't find anywhere else.  The Arboretum showcases some of their favorite woody varieties which have been researched on our grounds.  Shop from an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables.  Proceeds from the sale benefit The Arboretum's collections and grounds. Get the full details HERE.

Thursday, May 26, 2016, Noon; CELEBRATION LUNCH: Come celebrate with Deb Dingus and United Way of Licking County as Deb Dingus concludes #GiveWalkDo50, her 50 day walk through Licking County.  The Celebration Lunch will take place at The Works Courtyard.  Confirm on Facebook or unitedwaylc.org

Friday, May 27, 2016, 6-10pm; CANAL MARKET DISTRICT DEDICATION EVENT: Everyone is invited to this free and community wide-event. Spread the word and save the date for a fabulous evening celebrating the completion of the Canal Market District in Newark, OH.  Hosted at the new Canal Market, the event will feature live music, food trucks, and more.  Get full details here!


Hanna Mihok, Representative
(740) 587-0200
119 W. Broadway
Granville, OH 43023
Located in Granville since 2012, SPARK is an adult day program designed around the social, recreational and vocational needs of individuals with disabilities.  SPARK belongs to the individuals served.  Participants set the mood, create the agenda and determine the programs direction.  We believe ownership is the key to success.
SPARK is committed to enriching lives by giving individuals the opportunity to explore their personal desires.  Crafts, music, community service, entrepreneurship, field trips, educational programs, university inclusion, career training, games and computer skills are among the activities offered.

Studio SPARK (at 110 E. Elm Street in Granville) is a community based art studio where wonderful art pieces are created by our artists. We offer an after school art program for school age students. Additionally, community members are encouraged to rent the studio for painting parties and encouraged to visit and create art alongside our artists. 

Connie DeJong
224 East Broadway
Granville, OH 43023 
(614) 596-1303

World Peaces is a Fair Trade company committed to creating a more peaceful world through ethical trading partnerships of sustainable handcrafted accessories and cultural objects. Visit online or check out their storefront at 224 East Broadway!

Michelle Newman Brady
creative co-op, 134 N. Prospect
Granville, OH 43023
(919) 724-3497

When GACC Marketing Manager Michelle Newman Brady is not at the GACC office, this is what she is doing!  Specializing in small business coaching and wellness, Michelle operates MNB Wellness Consulting in Granville's new creative co-op at 134 N. Prospect.  Services include small business marketing, website design and development, personal/executive coaching, and developing and implementing wellness programs for individuals and groups.  Learn more about Michelle's work at mnbwellnessconsulting.com

1205 Weaver Drive
Granville, OH 43023
(740) 321-1000

Serving the financial institution industry is and always has been our livelihood. In an industry that seems to change direction by the hour, we have kept pace with these changes, providing financial institutions with outside administrative services and advice.

Dixon, Davis, Bagent & Company maintains a staff of select individuals who approach their work as team players. We know how to define the objectives to get the job done - quickly, efficiently, and with personalized service.