Community briefs

Community Thanksgiving service in Ripley

The Community Thanksgiving Service for the community of Ripley will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, at St, Michael’s Catholic Church, located 16 North Fourth Street in Ripley. The service begins 7 p.m. Pastor Dohrman, of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Ripley, will be the speaker.

Everyone is invited to join.

Rumpke Thanksgiving Day collection schedule

Rumpke collection service will run as scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Service will remain uninterrupted during the week of Nov. 22 – 28.

This holiday schedule affects Rumpke customers in Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clinton, Clermont, Highland, with the exception for the city of Greenfield residents only: Waste collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will not be affected by Thanksgiving. Thursday collection will move to Friday, and Friday collection will move to Saturday. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

Kentucky counties: Bracken, Lewis, Mason are also on a regular schedule.

Contact Rumpke’s customer service with additional questions at 1-877-786-7537 or visit

GUMC serving Thanksgiving dinner

Georgetown United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). The menu will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and pumpkin pie.

All are welcome. Enter through the Fellowship Hall door on the state Route 125 side of the building. There will be no carry-out. Call 937-378-3353 and leave a message for more information or donations.

Zoning meeting to be held for Georgetown

A Public Hearing for the Village of Georgetown Proposed Zoning will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Town Hall Building, located 301 S. Main Street, in Georgetown. A public record request can be made at the Village Offices to receive a paper copy of the proposed zoning packet. A free digital copy can be viewed on the Village website at

Grange to hold craft fair and bazaar

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, on North High Street, in Mowrystown, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Lunch will be served. Menu to include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks.

Santa will be making an appearance following the holiday parade which will begin at Crop Production (west Main Street) 1 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken.

Vendor spaces are still available. Call 937-442-4704 or 937-446-2070 for more information or to reserve a space.

Christmas Craft Show at Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Vendor are needed for the Christmas Craft Show sponsored by Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The church is located 401 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.

For more information and a registration form, visit or call Kim at 937-213-2135 after 4:30 p.m.

Board of Mental Health to hold meeting

The Brown County Board of Mental Health will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the board office, located 85 Banting Drive, in Georgetown.

Call 937-378-3504 with any questions or for more information.

Conservation District meeting reset

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors announces the rescheduling of the December board meeting. This meeting, originally scheduled for Dec. 16, will now take place 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Meetings are held at the Brown SWCD office located 706 South Main Street, in Georgetown.

Meetings are open to the public.

Wreaths Across America at OVH

Wreaths Across America will take place 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 12, in the great room at the Ohio Veterans Home, located in Georgetown.

Open House will take place beginning 1 p.m. in the new multi-purpose building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Ohio Veterans home Volunteer Committee.