Paulding Progress December 9, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Volume 141 No. 16, Paulding, Ohio One Dollar USPS 423630
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DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS
New Christmas parade held
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Santa greeted a young admirer after the Paulding Chamber of Commerce’s rst Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. Following the pa- rade music and refreshments closed out the evening at the Herb Monroe Community Park.
The Wayne Trace 8th Grade and High School Concert Choirs travelled to Fort Wayne to partici- pate in the annual Festival of Trees at The Embassy Theater. They performed several Christmas songs for those who were there to look at the trees and enjoy the entertainment on the grand stage. Afterward, they were able to enjoy the many trees decorated by local businesses.
PAULDING – Organizers of the Paulding Chamber of Com- merce’s Christmas parade are very pleased with the rst event. Held the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 1 in downtown Paulding,
the parade included 15 units, notably Santa Claus and sever- al lighted entries ranging from business and organization par- ticipants to a horse drawn car- riage with solo riders, the Se- nior Center to law enforcement and re department personnel. “We (committee members) are still smiling,” said Brenda Crawford, part of the chamber’s Merry & Bright committee. “We were blessed with a won- derful evening for a parade.” Parade participants traveled down Main Street from the Methodist church parking lot, past the Herb Monroe Commu-
nity Park and east on Jackson Street to the delight of about 550 enthusiastic onlookers. “I was pleasantly sur-
prised to see the turn out and to look down the street at all the kids. That was awe- some,” noted Crawford. The Oakwood Communi- ty Band performed and re-
freshments were served at Herb Monroe Community Park. New lights were un- veiled on the gazebo and sev- eral trees on the courthouse square. Santa strolled the grounds for a meet and greet. “We were very happy with the event and felt it was very suc- cessful,” Crawford enthused. “We knew it would be small this year, being the rst year. “We want to grow it every year,” said Crawford. “There will be a follow-up meeting next week; we are already col- lecting ideas for next year.” Last year, the chamber
added greenery, lights and bows to the downtown land- scape for the holidays. This year, they expanded to the
rst Christmas parade and lights on the courthouse lawn. The chamber has received and will continue to receive do- nations to fund the new holiday lights and parade. Crews from
Solid Ground invested about 90 man-hours to put up lights on three trees and the gazebo. Donations may be made year round. To contribute, contact the chamber ofce at 419-399-5215, or email pauld- ingchamber@gmail .com. In the future, organiz- ers hope to coordinate with other local events. “We’d like to eventually join forces with other community events, pulling together to have a one-day Christmas festival,” Crawford said in closing. As a side note, Crawford said the parade was lmed
from a drone by Jerry Hes- sel. The video may be viewed on the Paulding Chamber of Commerce Facebook account.
Small business innovation center to open next week
By JOE SHOUSE Staff Writer
PAULDING – A ribbon cutting to ofcially open the Small
Business Innovation Center will convene on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. Located in downtown Paulding at 103 East Perry Street, the new Center is housed at what was formerly the Paulding County Law Library.
The purpose of the center will be to provide ofce space for en- trepreneurs, start-up businesses and organizations wishing to lo- cate in Paulding County. The interior of the building has received extensive upgrades to include a new ceiling, LED lighting and carpeting.
“We believe the carpeting was installed in 1965 and it needed re- placed. Along with the updates, we have included a reception area, re- strooms, four private ofce spaces plus a conference room and training area,” said Paulding County Economic Director, Jerry Zielke. The Economic Director visited a similar set up in Marian, Ohio and saw rst hand the benets it was bringing to their area. Know- ing the need for ofce space in Paulding County, Zielke approached county leaders about developing a center locally. “The building is currently owned by the Paulding County Com-
misioners and will be leased to Paulding County Economic Devel-opment, Inc.,” said Zielke. Tenants for the four ofces have been secured and will be mov- ing into the new facility later this month or early January. “We are excited to be opening this center in Paulding to pro- vide affordable ofce space to start-up business and organizations. This project would not have been possible without the support of my board of directors, the Paulding County commisioners, Nick
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Warncke at the Maumee Val- ley Planning Organization and Joshua Roth at the Ohio Devel- opment Services Agency,” con- cluded Zielke. Each ofce is 11x12 and will include utilities and internet ser- vice. Clients will be responsible for their own telephone service. Near the rear of the complex will be a large conference room to include a large screen televi- sion for video conferencing and training.
Geri Larson from NOCAC assisted with distribution of toys for Christmas for Kids on Monday at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department. Children in the county will benet from the generos- ity of those who supported the holiday outreach for kids.
Christmas festivities continue in the area From Staff Reports
Music, lights, food, fun and helping others are among the holiday events happening this month in Paulding County and nearby. Start a family tradition by attending these special activities. Mark your calendar now to attend: Events In Progress: Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park in Fort Wayne will be open every night through Dec. 31. Drive through more than 70 lighted and animated dis- plays depicting holiday scenes.
The 30th annual Festival of Gingerbread through Dec. 13 at the History Center in down- town Fort Wayne. For special events and hours, visit www.fwhistorycenter.com. Archbold Festival of Lights through Jan. 1 at Ruihley Park in Archbold.
See more than 100 decorated trees at the Del- phos Canal Commission Christmas Tree Fes- tival, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20, from 1-4 p.m. at the museum. Visit www.delpho- scanalcommission.com. Bookmobile Ornament Give-Away Contest, Dec. 1-18. Select a snowake and win an orna- ment and maybe a book too, from the Paulding County Carnegie Library system. For a schedule of Bookmobile stops, visit www.pauldingcoun- tylibrary.org/. Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Christmas For Kids live drive from 11 a.m.-1