This next month is full of activities and opportunities in Union City. Let’s take a look at a few this week.
On June 28 at The Art Hub, 215 N. Columbia St. is the Intro to the Native Style Flute 2 p.m. – 3:30 with Mark Harper. Learn the basic history of the Native American Flute (NAF) and the fundamental secrets of the NAF. Harper has an extensive collection of these flutes and will be playing as well as discussing the fascinating history of the flute. Harper is very accomplished artist on the NAF and has recorded a CD which will be on sale. Harper will be glad to autograph the CD. The Art Hub will provide pie and coffee during this time for those who want to experience this beautiful setting and hear Harper perform.
July 4 is the Annual Veterans Day Picnic. Since the Community Room, 101 N. opened Preservation Society of Union City, IN-OH has hosted a “picnic” for the women and men who have so valiantly served our country. Come see our display of military items from the museum. The picnic is free to all veterans, current and past. The picnic is also open to everyone for a nominal fee of $5. Come help us celebrate our freedom on Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 29-Aug 1 is State Line Heritage Days in Union City. This column will keep you posted as events are unveiled. The group is offering raffle tickets on a “Golf Cart” with only 600 tickets available. On sale now at Carts & Parts, Citizens State Bank , Jo’s Corner Florist, Aukerman Repair and Shockney Electric. Currently, planned is a ‘most photogenic Baby and Pampered Pets Contest at 313 N. Columbia. Summertime Photography Show at the historic Arts Depot sponsored by Art Association of Randolph County, the Kick Off Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at the Union City Elks Club. Call 765-964-3666 for tickets.
Pink Heals Fire Truck will be on display at the Kick Off luncheon on July 29 as well as the Union City, Ohio Fire Department on July 28 at 7 p.m.
Cookies & Canvas will happen on July 29 and August 1, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Carol Strock-Wasson will instruct this experience in art at The Art Hub, 215 N. Columbia St. Registration is required by July 25th. Cost is $25 per person. Call 937 459 6492 or email [email protected] Space is limited so register early!
The E.U.M. Church will host a popular event, the Ice Cream Social on Franklin St. Union City, OH from 4-7 p.m. Don’t miss this sell-out event. The Midway will open at 5 p.m. and the Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display will begin set up and check in at Railroad Park.
Another event scheduled for Friday, July 31 is the 2nd annual “Push, Pull & Drag” Vehicle Show. Check in is at Railroad Park. Bring your junk trucks, ugly trucks, or fancy truck, whatever. If you leave your truck it will be donated for scrap and the money donated. The unique homemade trophies are made of engine parts, a fun event with a very special trophy! The popular “Green River Boys” will perform at Railroad Park at 7 p.m. A fun evening at Railroad Park.
Every evening will be entertainment under The Big Tent including Linda Lee, Old Time Revival and each evening the infamous “Melodrama” which always draws a huge crowd and is quite entertaining. New Hope Puppet Show will also be held under The Big Tent on Friday. Debbie Lynn Bryson – Older Country, 50’s and Gospel music on Friday also under The Big Tent.
Saturday continues with the 5K run, Democrat Breakfast at the American Legion, and a corn hole tournament will be held in the Artisan’s Crossing at the corner of Pearl & Howard. A Book Sale on the lawn of the beautiful Carnegie Library on Saturday. Of course no celebration is without a Big Parade – registration and line-up begin at 10:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1 p.m.
There is much more to State Line Heritage Days, and this article will continue to highlight events and entertainment in the coming weeks.