You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Classes resume at West Liberty with message from shooting victim

Draft horses to plow community gardens


A team of draft horses will plow a downtown community garden this weekend with some help from community leaders.

For the second straight year, the horses will plow the Jefferson Street Oasis Community Garden at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Children’s Rescue Center, 1027 W. High St. The garden is located at the former St. Mary Church and school site, just behind the organization’s Gopher Dome.

A free soup lunch will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public.

They’re expecting approximately 400 people this year, said organizer Terry Fredrich. Last year, the event saw approximately 200 people.

Four teams of draft horses from the Harness and Hitch Group from Greene and Clinton counties will be in attendance this year, including Belgian, Percheron and spotted draft horses.

“They’re going to do more playing and more interpretation as far as acting with the crowd,” Fredrich said.

This year, several community leaders will guide the plow behind the horses to raise money for the ministry, including city commissioner Karen Duncan, OSU Extension director Pam Bennett and Wittenberg University professor John Ritter.

The garden began in 2012 as a collaborative ministry between the Cincinnati Archdiocese, which owns the land, and the Children’s Rescue Center, Inc. It provides an opportunity for families to grow and harvest fresh produce. The ministry also donates produce to the Second Harvest Food Bank, Fredrich said.

They’re hoping to have approximately 25 families with plots on the 1.2-acre garden this year. The garden could eventually be used for an urban agriculture program used in other large metropolitan cities.

“We want to keep getting bigger and bigger,” Fredrich said.

For more information, call 937-324-2529 or log on to childrensrescuecenter.com.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Police: Man tries to steal car left to warm, thwarted by manual transmission
Police: Man tries to steal car left to warm, thwarted by manual transmission

An Oregon man is in jail Tuesday after police said he tried to steal a car left to warm in a driveway and failed because he didn't know how to use the car's manual transmission. Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested Jakob Crume, 20, on suspicion of unlawful entry and use of a motor vehicle, among other charges. He was booked into Washington...
ODOT public hearing today on Greenville intersection
ODOT public hearing today on Greenville intersection

GREENVILLE — The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 24 regarding a recent safety study for the intersection of U.S. 127 at Kruckeberg Road. The public hearing will be held at St. Clair Memorial Hall, Greenville, to present conceptual alternatives currently under consideration and...
Classes resume at West Liberty with message from shooting victim
Classes resume at West Liberty with message from shooting victim

West Liberty-Salem High School students returned to classes today after a shooting last week and watched a video with shooting victim Logan Cole. The video talked to students about the events on Friday. “That video ended with a video clip of Logan Cole in the hospital basically wishing all the student body well today and saying he was very happy...
Husky stolen in Texas in brazen theft that leaves owner heartbroken
Husky stolen in Texas in brazen theft that leaves owner heartbroken

A resident in Fort Bend, Texas is heartbroken after a brazen thief snatched her Siberian husky from her yard in the middle of the day. The theft was caught on surveillance video and shows the dog struggling against a leash the thief used to drag the dog from its yard. The video also shows the white van that was used to steal the dog. The owner told...
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex

A Belgian model known for her street style has become one of the first high-profile faces of the intersex community. Hanne Gaby Odiele announced Monday that she is intersex, a condition in which a person is born with a reproductive system that is not typically male or female. Odiele, 29, of Kortrijk, Belgium, said she is speaking out to break the silence...
More Stories