Saturday, April 26, 2003


Warren will get its bell


LEBANON - Two hundred years of Warren County history will be celebrated next weekend.

The Warren County Bicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Verdin Bell Co. and Ohio Bicentennial Commission, will cast and present the bronze Warren County bicentennial bell - on location - May 2-3.

It begins at 1 p.m. May 2 at the Government Campus on Justice Drive.

Molten metal will be poured into a special mold at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Warren County Fire EMS Monument will be dedicated.

At noon May 3, activities resume with the Springboro ROTC Color Guard and the breaking of the bell mold by U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park.

At 5 p.m., the bell will be presented to Larry Crisenbery, president of the Warren County commissioners. The bell's first ringing will be by the oldest living relative of a Warren County founding family (as determined by local genealogists).

From 12:30-7 p.m., there will be music, cloggers, choirs and, from 4-7 p.m., hot dogs, chips and drinks sold by area firefighters.

Information: (800) 791-4FUN; Web site.


COLERAIN TOWNSHIP - The 88th annual Be Kind to Animals Week (May 4-10) will be celebrated by all age groups at the Groesbeck Branch Library's Pet Day. It begins at 11 a.m. May 3 at the branch, 2994 W. Galbraith Road.

The Loveland Branch, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, will hold Pet Day at 10 a.m. June 10, for ages 5 and older. The main library, 800 Vine St., celebrates at 9 a.m. May 10 for all ages, as will the Corryville Branch, 2802 Vine St., at 1 p.m. May 3.

Humans are invited to bring their pets.

Information: Groesbeck Branch, 369-4454.


COLLEGE HILL-The College Hill Gardeners plant sale and farm market will kick off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. todayat Hamilton and Llanfair.

The Farm Market of College Hill runs each Tuesday, May through October, from 3-7 p.m.

Information: Beth McLean, 681-1326.


HAMILTON-The Fitton Center for Creative Arts will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 7 p.m. to midnight May 3.

Selected young artists from the Great Miami Symphony Orchestra are among the performers.

Information: 863-8873.

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

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