Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tour Group Visit of Downtown Gallipolis

Today we were fortunate to have visitors from the City of Hilliard Senior Center. A group of 22 guests took a tour with the GCCVB. Our first stop was lunch at the Colony Club. We then traveled to the Our House Tavern Museum where they were guided by Becky Pasquale the Site Director and Docent Pam Riley. The guests were able to view General Lafayette's jacket that was left behind during his tour of the United States and learned about the history of the Tavern in relation to the City of Gallipolis.

As we drove to each location, Executive Director Amanda Crouse and myself discussed with the group the founding our City and some of the more recent events that take place in the City Park. Such as our Gallipolis in Bloom organization winning 1st place in the circle of Champions for America in Bloom competition and the upcoming lighting of Gallipolis City Park for Gallipolis in Lights. The group also had the opportunity to get a view of the Ohio River and the Gallipolis City Park. They were very interested in the flood markers and the history behind them.

The third stop of the trip was to the French Art Colony where the group, lead by Jenny Myers was able to view the facility and the different exhibits that they currently are offering. Which are, "A showcase magical, miniature creations of the Riverby Mini-Crafters, as well as a display of lovable, furry friends, in a photo exhibit entitled, “Pets!”." The group loved seeing the beautiful gardens at the French Art Colony and the Our House!

The last stop on the tour was to the Ariel-Carson Dater Performing Arts Center. There the guests learned about the history and the renovation process from Director Laura Snow. To demonstrate the beautiful acoustics, Marshall University student Erik Anderson performed a piece on the Guitar. The visitors were also able to go upstairs to view the Ballroom and other parts of the Theater.

We are so happy they had the chance to come down and visit with us. Next week the City of Hilliard Senior Center will be sending another group down for another tour! Thank you to all of our hosts!

If you would like to book a tour of Gallia County visit, www.visitgallia.com!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October in Gallia County!

October is one of my favorite months! Not only do I love the apple cider, the cool weather and an excuse to eat candy! But Gallia is home to so many awesome events! Check out some coming up!

October 14th- 16th
Rio Grande, OH
Admission: Adults $6, Youth 6-18 $4, and Children under age 5 are free.

Gallia County is well known for being the birthplace of restauranteur Bob Evans and the Bob Evans Restaurant Chain. This year will mark the 46th anniversary of the Bob Evans Farm Festival. The festival is an annual celebration of the harvest season that attracts thousands with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities & demonstrations.

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: Apple Slush! (Apple cider slushy), The cloggers are incredible, I wish I had their energy! Visit the Horse Barn and maybe even take a ride!

October 15th
Rio Grande, OH
Admission: Free

Grab your favorite jacket, camping chair and buddy and head over to the Rockets over Rio! This annual event is best seen at the University Lynne Center or down by the soccer field! Buy some hot cocoa and watch the soccer games as we wait for the Fireworks Show.

Gallia Academy HS vs Circleville HS                                            2:00 P.M.
Rockets Over Rio Pageant                                                              3:00 P.M.
Rio Women's Soccer vs Carlow University                                    5:00 P.M.

Rio Men's Soccer vs Carlow University                                         7:00 P.M.

Fireworks                                                                                        9:30 P.M.

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: You might be cold, but it will be worth it! The Best fireworks show I have seen!                                              

Present- December 31st
Gallipolis, OH
Admission: Free                      Reservations are greatly encouraged

Gallia County is lucky to have this exhibit available to our community! And for free! The Bodies Revealed Exhibit shows real preserved bodies. This exhibit  is incredibly educational and awe inspiring of the human form. We also encourage all library card holders to take part of the Book a Bike program and enjoy the weather along the Bike Path near the Library!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: GO! This exhibit is beyond fascinating that I have no other words but GO!

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October 14th-16th
Gallia County Fairgrounds
Admission: Free

You never know what you will find at the French 500 Flea Market! Visit the Flea Market from 8 am-5 pm! Local crafters to farm equipment and even action figures.

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: The Flea Market is a great place to take a stroll and as a collector keep your eye's peeled!

The French Art Colony will be hosting several events this month! Beginning with The Community Photo Exhibit, Pets! The gallery will be open October 7th-November 12th along with Riverby Mini-Crafters!

Get your team together for another Trivia Team Challenge October 11th! This event is to help local artists and is a monster of a good time! However be sure to sign up!

Next up is Un-Cork and Create on October 16th 1pm-3:30pm. "...enjoy a refreshing glass of wine while artist Barbara Delligatti guides you through the steps to create your own one of a kind masterpiece. Barbara’s image for this event is "Garden Flowers"." The image below is the piece that will be painted!

Last but certainly not least, is Zombie Walk & Dance for the Arts! This event will be October 22nd. Grab your ghoul friends and show off your zombification skills while supporting the arts!!!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! If you want to meet the local art scene this is where to go!

Gallipolis, OH
Admission: Free (except for classes)
Halloween Open House: October 28th

The Artisan Shoppe and Studio will be hosting several classes this month and will be having a Halloween Open House to celebrate the anniversary of the Shoppe and Studio! Light refreshments will be offered and be sure to wear your Halloween costume for the costume contest and you might win a $15 gift certificate to the studio!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: This Shoppe is awesome, it is very cool to check out the art of Gallia County Artists/Artisans.

Be sure to check out the last two markets of the season! Pick up some freshly baked breads and a stock up on pumpkins from local growers! Other products include, homemade soaps, beard balm, pastries, artisans, jewelry, and much more!!! Last market is October 12th

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! This is a neat little Shakedown Street and it is worth a trip!

Support The Ariel Children's Chorus!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! Grab lunch at one of our great downtown eateries! All Local, Shake Shoppe, Courtside, Pip and Hud's, Remos and Colony Club

Click on the links below for more events going on in Gallia County!!!!

Envy Ink Halloween Show

Ten Fun Staycation Ideas

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