Jane Wilken - 2019 Service Above Self Award Recipient Justin Biggs 2019-06-06 04:00:00Z 0

The 46th annual Firecracker 5 Mile Race or 5K fun walk/jog will start at 7:45 am on Thursday, July 4th in front of the Granville High School. $100 cash prize for best race costume! Race timing and trophies for top 5 mile race finishers.

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Join us for the 5-mile race or 5-K option for joggers/walkers that finishes in the heart of Granville, Ohio, where you can relax and enjoy the July 4th carnival rides, food, and fun!

The Granville Rotary Club’s Firecracker 5 race is one of the longest consecutive running foot races in Ohio. 100% of the net proceeds from the race will go toward supporting local and international charitable causes, including literacy, scholarships, clean water projects, disaster relief efforts, and local community-based projects.

For participants of the 5 mile race: Firecracker 5 T-Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. This will be a timed race with trophies being awarded to the first 5 male and female overall finishers and to the first 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: U14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 & 75+.

For participants of the 5 K fun walk / jog: Firecracker 5 T-Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. This will not be a timed race.

Price Schedule

5 Mile Run

$30 through 7/3

$35 through race day

5k Fun Run

$30 through 7/3

$35 through race day

Family of 3 or More for Either Race

$25 per registrant through race day

2019 Firecracker 5 Miler Justin Biggs 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
The Bryn Du Mansion grounds will become a beehive of activity on Saturday, April 27, when the Granville Rotary Club’s Taste of Granville returns for its fifth year, offering the best of area food, wines and beers while raising funds for Rotary’s many local projects.
Tickets are still available for the event, where air temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70s. More than 600 are expected as Rotary shoots for its goal of clearing $25,000 for support of local scholarships and service projects, including a new legacy project to be announced soon.
Taste of Granville, held in the Bryn Du Mansion, its fieldhouse and in the Carriage House, features a wide variety of local restaurants, specialty food retailers, caterers and food service providers.  The club will also utilize outdoor spaces to host a Food Truck Rodeo.
A fun feature will be the arrival of the Matesich draft beer trailer fully stocked with beers the company distributes including tap handles and seating on each side of the trailer.
“TOG” will also feature its Silent Auction featuring a Budweiser rolling patio cooler cart with stainless cooler, a $500 Granville Inn Getaway Certificate featuring a one-night stay at the Inn, a $75 gift certificate for dining in the Oak Room or the Inn’s tavern, breakfast for two and a bottle of Granville Inn Cabernet. Also in the auction will be several works by local artists.
Restaurants, markets, caterers and food artisans expected for the event are Alfie’s Wholesome Food, Bailey's Drive Inn Donuts, Bella Cakes by Beth, Buxton Inn, Coco Cat Bakery and Chocolates, Country Fudge, Day y Noche, Denison University Dining Services, Donatos, EatUp!, Granville Farmers Market and Canal Market District, Granville Inn, Happy Goat Gluten-Free Baked Goods & Bulk Food, Kendal @ Granville, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Mai Chau, Moe's Original BBQ, Rooster’s, Snapshots, Steamroller Bagel, Uncle Giant, Weathervane Kettle Corn, Dashing Diner, Dickey's
Frank's & Sammie's, Frostop, Mad Batters, Visionary Meals, and Whit's Frozen Custard.
Matesich Distributing will again feature regional craft beers in all three venues this year.  Also on hand will be Buckeye Lake Winery, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Heidelberg, Camelot Cellars, Three Oaks Vineyard, Rockside Vineyards, Barefoot Wine, Cutting Edge, Wyandotte Winery, Cavalier Distributing, Watershed Distillery, and Simple Times Mixers.
The event will also feature live music in the Bryn Du Mansion by guitarist Tom Carroll and traditional folk music by Flo and Stan.
Granville Rotary directs 100 percent of the proceeds to support the club’s numerous and varied service projects, including five college scholarships, Junior Achievement Biz Town for fifth-graders, Families Helping Families – holiday season, Eradicating polio worldwide, an Ethics and Leadership Conference for high-school students, Food Pantry Network of Licking County, Book donations to Granville Public Library, Granville Rec District’s Concerts on the Green, Inbound/outbound international exchange students, International projects including most recently eighteen water wells in Haiti, Community Shred-It Days, and Red Cross Community Blood Drives.
The club’s Community Legacy Projects are the Bicentennial Clock at Granville Village Hall, the Frazier-Sargent Rotary Softball Complex at Raccoon Valley Park and most recently the Raccoon Creek Bridge connecting the Evans bike path to Raccoon Valley Park.
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Where:  Bryn Du Mansion grounds, Jones Road, Granville
Cost: $40 general admission
How to get tickets: Log onto www.tasteofgranville.org, or Rotary Taste of Granville on Facebook.
Rotary Taste of Granville 2019 Justin Biggs 2019-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
Dan Willis was inducted into the Rotary Club of Granville on March 18. Dan (pictured at left) is a wealth advisor for Centricity Wealth Management in Westerville and believes that his contributions to our club could come in the form of building relationships with leaders. In his free time with his family  — wife Jamie and children Nolan, 3 and Emmerson, 1 — he enjoys camping, hunting, and reading about history and economics.
Dan was sponsored by club Membership Director Todd Belt (pictured at right).
New member: Dan Willis Justin Biggs 2019-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
District 6690 Assistant District Governor Sandy Knoesel (right) presented lapel pins to three Granville Rotarians for their contributions through Rotary’s 125 Club. To become a 125 Club member, Rotarians contribute at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund and at least $25 to the global PolioPlus effort.
Recipients, from left, were Chris Cherney, Justin Biggs and Chuck Peterson.
Rotary 125 Club Inductees Justin Biggs 2019-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Vocational Service Award: Amy Huddleston Justin Biggs 2019-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Granville Rotary presented a check for $1,000 to Pam Bice of Granville Middle School for purchase of new books for classroom teachers.
Pam will coordinate the effort to promote more check-out of books by students in the absence of a school librarian.
Pictured from left are Rotary 6690 District Assistant Governor Sandra Knoesel, Granville Rotary president Chuck Peterson, Pam Bice, and Rotary Youth Emphasis co-chairs Sue and Chris Cherney.
Rotary donation aids GMS reading initiative  Justin Biggs 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 28, 2018
The Granville Inn Chili Cook-off will be held on October 27th and once again Rotary is the Inn's charity partner. We are seeking sponsors and cooks for this family friendly event!
2018 Granville Chili Cook-Off Justin Biggs 2018-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to new member Robin Whittington! 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2017
All are invited to join Granville Rotarians the first Thursday (after the first Monday meeting) of each month at Pilsners for Polio.  Starting at 5 pm, enjoy the adult beverage of your choice and donations will be gathered for Polio Plus.  Over $1000 has been raised to help End Polio Now since we started this program!
June 20 -  Huddleston House 
Pilsners for Polio Dena P. McKinley 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steven Thaxton on Nov 30, 2016
During recent meetings, The Rotary Club of Granville welcomed four new members.  Club President, Don Jones welcomes Christopher and Susannah Cherney, Tobin Mann and Andy Durham with sponsor, Steve Thaxton.  Congratulations to our new members!
Everybody's Joining Granville Rotary Steven Thaxton 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Connie Hawk on Oct 02, 2016
Granville Rotarians (pictured left to right:  Andy Smutylo, Bryon Reed, Todd Belt and Andy Wildman) teamed up to support the Granville Chamber Alliance’s 8th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Denison Golf Club at Granville on September 19, 2016.
Granville Rotary Supports Chamber Alliance Golf Outing   Connie Hawk 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Support the Market Street Pantry   Steve Thaxton 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Thaxton on Jul 16, 2016
The Rotary Club of Granville inducted a new member at our meeting this week! Grace Waggoner, the new member sponsor, and Donald Jones, club president, welcome Adam Gibbs to our club!
Granville Rotary Welcomes Adam Gibbs Steve Thaxton 2016-07-17 00:00:00Z 0

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