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Village of Fredericktown Water Quality Report For 2016
The Community Foundation of Fredericktown continues to sell engraved Legacy Bricks as a fund-
Freddies Helping Freddies
Fredericktown Saddle Club
Contact Mary Clawson, 740-
Old Fredericktown Cemetery Rebuilding Project.
March 1: Ash Wednesday
March 2: FCDF MEETING at 7:45am in the Old High School Building on Columbus Rd. /
March 6: Athletic Boosters-
March 8: Fredericktown Senior Citizens-
March 12: Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 20: First Day of Spring.
March 21: “Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed” by Ben Rich and Leo Janos will be featured at the next Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.
From the development of the U-
As recounted by Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary “Skunk Works” is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-
Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
Discussion moderator Roy Glaser will share personal insight into the program and the advances made in our country’s modern aviation and military engineering.
Limited copies of the book or ebook will be available at any library location while supplies last or can be purchased at any area bookstore. The program is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. Participants will be eligible for a door prize donated by the Friends of the Library.
March 29: Members of the Kenyon College Billy Shakespeare Project (aka “Billy Shakes” Project) will present a special performance of “As You Like It” on Wednesday, March 29, 5:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.
“As You Like It” is a pastoral comedy believed to have been written by William Shakespeare in 1599, and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The story follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court. Rosalind is accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveler Jacques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jacques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.
The Billy Shakespeare Project began in 2011 as a challenge to bring the works of Shakespeare to life for students and audiences of all ages by condensing the works to under one hour. Since its inception, the group has presented programs for local elementary schools.
The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
Registration is open for Winter-
Storytime days and times will be as follows:
Two and Early Threes: Mondays or Thursdays at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Preschool and Kindergarten Storytime with Miss Erica: Tuesdays at 10:00 or 1:00
Baby Storyland for Babies up to 24 months and their Caregivers: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Midweek Adventures for mixed ages: Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Family Storytime: Thursday evenings at 6:30: March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20
Shared reading is the single most important way to help children get ready to read. Learn how to engage your children in simple activities every day that will help them develop early literacy skills to prepare them to get ready to read. These activities or practices are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
Babies and their caregivers will enjoy short books, rhymes, songs and plenty of play time after Baby Storyland. Storytime for Twos and Threes will include brief stories and more movement activities along with a simple craft. Programs for preschoolers and older children will include longer stories, activities and crafts.
In addition, the 1KB4K program will continue throughout the year at all library locations. The 1KB4K program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County encourages you to read 1000 books together before your child enters kindergarten. One of the best ways to promote learning is to spend time reading every day. New participants receive a free book bag and first reading log. After finishing 1000 books, your child will have earned a certificate and a free book from a local bookstore courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Parents may register their children for storytime or for the 1KB4K program by calling the Youth Services Department, 740-
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April 1: The Masonic lodge in Fredericktown is having their Saturday morning breakfast from 7-
April 4: More than 80 books have been read, the buzzers are ready, and the teams are in place for the return of “Knox County Battle of the Books” team competition on Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater, 112 E. High Street.
After the success of last year’s competition, 12 teams are scheduled to compete: Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, Columbia Elementary, Dan Emmett Elementary, Pleasant Street Elementary, Twin Oak Elementary, Wiggin Street Elementary, St. Vincent de Paul, and East Elementary. After not having a coach last year, Fredericktown will send two teams to the competition this year.
Battle of the Books was originally started and sponsored by the Mount Vernon City School System and St. Vincent de Paul School in 1993 as a friendly competition between teams of fifth graders who love to read. In its heyday before it was cut due to school budget constraints in 2012, the program flourished as parents, teams and supporters filled auditoriums for the popular competition and cheered on their favorite teams and contenders in good-
Program leaders Marilyn Chidester, Mount Vernon City Schools retiree, and Sharon Tharp, St. Vincent de Paul, revived Battle of the Books last year with a goal of opening the program to all fifth graders from schools throughout the Knox County area and homeschoolers. The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, like many other public libraries across the country, agreed to serve as annual sponsor for the Battle of the Books program with Central Ohio Technical College and the Friends of the Library. Additional support and prizes were contributed by area businesses and organizations.
Chidester said she has received support from area school board members and superintendents, and is thrilled to see more school teams and team sponsors sign up for this year’s competition.
The reading list of more than 80 books for Battle of the Books is compiled by librarians and includes all fiction genres—historical, classics, New York Times bestsellers—books that are well-
“Yes, B.O.B. (Battle of the Books) is a very competitive event, but then kids often like to challenge others as well as themselves,” Chidester and Tharp explained. “It is exciting to see if you can make it ‘at the plate’ …and it helps kids to strengthen memory and think about the story…the strength of fiction is that it puts kids inside the story. ”
The program encourages participants to become lifelong readers and share their excitement with their families, siblings, classmates and friends. It encourages teamwork and community team spirit. Many of the contenders from the past are now adults who read or have children who read and are excited to see the return of the program.
Families and the public are welcome to join in cheering for the teams and their coaches. The group is particularly hoping students or families of students in third and fourth grade this year will attend the competition as spectators and then encourage students to try out for a team as fifth graders in the future.
Anyone interested in learning more about the event or the Battle of the Books program can contact Debbie Baker, head of Youth Services at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, at 740-
April 6: FCDF MEETING at 7:45am in the Old High School Building on Columbus Rd. /
April 22: Annual Quilter’s Market Day