It’s a week of firsts in Galion, which seems appropriate given the just-completed move to Daylight Savings time.
Weather-wise, we have the first predicted 70 degree high for 2012 forecast for this coming Thursday, as temperatures range from 20 to 35 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Yesterday, the congregation of First Lutheran Church celebrated this first-ever Chili Cook-Off. Twelve members and friends brought in roasters-full; all with that “secret ingredient” certain to tempt the judges’ palates — from potatoes to shell pasta. The winner was Galinonite Barry Blackford, whose entry was deliciously spicy.
Today, the entire seventh grade at Galion Middle School receives the first-ever distribution of brand-new laptops under the pilot stage of Galion City Schools’ new One-to-One computing program. Over 150 leased laptops will be used throughout the remainder of this year and next year, with instructional changes included using the newly-connected students. This is the first time such a program has been tried anywhere in north central Ohio.
Saturday brings the very first Galion CA$H MOB, set to being at 12:00 noon at the gazebo on Park Square in Uptowne Galion. No registration is required. At that time, the identity of the mob-targeted business will be announced, and we will move en masse to that location to each spend $20. Afterwards, participants are invited to enjoy a beverage or full meal at a nearby restaurant. The Galion CA$H MOB is designed to celebrate the contributions of Galion’s locally-owned businesses by giving them a one-day sales boost.
And the forecasted weather for Saturday? A few showers, but 65 degrees. Let’s hope that the drops holds off for the fun — but the shopping will go on rain or shine.
Photo: The winning chili recipe at Sunday’s First Lutheran Chili Cook-Off was submitted by chef Barry Blackford.