Saturday, March 09, 2002

Warren County

Pancakes promote Glendale

        With its gas lamps, airy layout and ample green space, old Glendale doesn't look like any other Hamilton County village.

        Call it Preservation Town.

        “Glendale is a national landmark,” said resident Stan Grueninger. “Out of about 2,300 of them (including the Alamo and the White House), only 125 are inhabited.”

        Naturally, that makes March 23 a big day in town: the 11th Anniversary Glendale Preservation Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Glendale Heritage Preservation.

        The group, which has 400 dues-paying members, has renovated the train depot as the GHP Museum and Gift Shoppe and done other important preservation work.

        From 7 a.m. to noon, GHP volunteers will serve pork sausages and fresh fruit cups — and all the pancakes you can eat — to an expected 1,200 people at the Grand Finale restaurant.

        Volunteers will give away a door prize every 20 minutes and conduct a silent auction and raffle.

        It's Glendale's largest social event, and a way to raise money ($4,000 is pledged) for local scouting groups and village preservation programs. Proceeds will also be used to buy patches for scouts' uniforms and to take the kids on tours of historic buildings in town.

        There is plenty to preserve in the picturesque community, founded in 1855.

        “It was the first planned village, 400 acres, that was not a grid,” Mr. Grueninger said. “And it has vast green space between many of its homes.

        “We don't have much crime to speak of in Glendale. That's because the crooks can't figure out how to get out.”

        Donation: $5. Kids 6 and younger admitted free.


        OWENSVILLE — The Clermont County Soil and Water District's annual plant sale offers 10-packs of pines (spruce, scotch, white and Norway) to one-gallon containers of redbuds, black gums and Ohio buckeyes.

        Also offered are ground cover, including red rug juniper, pachysandra, periwinkle and creeping phlox.

        To place orders by April 14, or inquire about prices, call the district office at 732-7075.

        A brochure is available. Plants will be available for pickup at the Clermont County Fairgrounds on Saturday.


        HAMILTON — The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's “American Master's Concert” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield High School's Performing Arts Center.

        Tickets can be obtained for $12 from the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton or by calling the HFSO at 895-5151.


        PLEASANT PLAIN — Harlan Township Fire and Rescue is hosting a Fish and Shrimp Dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 15 at the new fire station on Ohio 132 and Morrow-Rossburg Road in Warren County.

        Also available: fish sandwiches, hot dogs and fish dinners.

        Proceeds will benefit the fire department's equipment fund.

        Information: 877-2727.

       Randy McNutt's column appears on Saturday. Contact him at the Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150. E-mail



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