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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

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Historic tollbooth dedication at park this month Jennie Key jkey@enquirer.com

It’s been than more nine months since the Blue Rock/ Banning Toll House and Creedville Post Office lumbered along the backroads of Colerain Township to a new resting place at Colerain's Heritage Park down along the Great Miami. The Coleraine Historical Society, which rescued the old toll house and Post Office, and under the direction of restoration chairman Gary Henson, has restored it with the help of volunteers and donations. The community will dedicate the restored historic structure at ceremonies set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Heritage Park, 11405 East Miami River Road. Historical society treasurer Chris Henson says Charles Gutzwiller, a descendant of Creedville’s first Postmaster, will cut the ribbon to open the toll house to the public. According to records with the Coleraine Historical Society, the Ohio State Congress passed legislation in 1829 to charge for road usage, and the Blue RockBanning Toll House was built that same year. A small frame structure covered with boardand-batten siding, the toll house was originally on Banning Road at its intersection with Blue Rock Road. As the 19th century neared its end, the roads were free for travelers and documents show

The toll booth was rescued by the Coleraine Historical Society and moved from its former location in 2003. It’s been in storage waiting to be restored. PHOTOS PROVIDED

that as early as 1879, the Blue Rock/Banning Toll House was being used as the Creedville Post Office and General Store. The name “Creedville” had been assigned to the postal station after Jerome Creed, a prominent Cincinnati attorney, procured a permit to open a postal station in the area. In the late 1800s, the area was called Creedville after the postal station at Blue Rock and Banning roads, but by the 1920s, the community was known by its more familiar moniker, White Oak, a name that goes back to early settlement years when huge oak trees grew in the area. Records show the Creedville Post Office was officially established in 1880, and its first Postmaster was Fridolon Gutzwiller, See TOLLBOOTH, Page 2A

The Creedville Tollbooth and Post Office has been restored and will be dedicated at ceremonies Oct. 29.

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Visitors enjoy the annual Beer, Wine and Food Festival in Wyoming Proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now. FILE PHOTO

Enjoy the Beer, Wine and Food Festival Oct. 13-14 Jennie Key jkey@enquirer.com

The Beer, Wine and Food Festival will return to downtown Wyoming for its eighth year with more than 80 varieties of craft beer and wine to sample, including local varieties. There will also be a showcase of Cincinnati’s best eats ranging from barbeque to pizza. This two-day festival raises money for local nonprofit The Cure Starts Now Foundation whose founders, Brooke and Keith Desserich, are Wyoming residents. All proceeds from the festival go directly toward funding pediatric cancer research through the efforts of The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Last year’s festival raised $36,000 for pediatric brain cancer research. Many of the volunteers have been impacted by cancer and are happy to participate in an event to make a difference in the lives of kids battling cancer. To date, The Cure Starts Now has funded more than $7.3 million in cancer research all over the world. The festival will be open 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Wyoming Village Green, at Oak and Grove avenues. Fifty West Brewing Compa-

Wyoming started their weekend celebration with their sixth annual Beer, Wine and Food Festival. Proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now. Lisa Hill, mother of Lauren Hill, and Brooke and Keith Desserich, parents of Elena Desserich. JOE SIMON FOR THE ENQUIRER

ny is among those with beer offerings which will include American Lager, Doom Pedal White Ale, Coast to Coast IPA and Experimental Pale Ale. Check herefor the wines and beers that will be available. On Friday, Don Fields performs from 5 to 8 p.m. and Peter Dressman and the Sun will play from 8 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, Mike and Sean of The Tillers will play from 5 to 8 p.m. followed by the Danny Frazier Band from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost for a tasting single-day admission is $30, which includes single-day admission to the festival, wristband, and five beer or wine-tasting tickets. You must be 21 or older. A VIP tasting single-day ad-

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Wyoming started their weekend celebration with their sixth annual Beer, Wine and Food Festival. One of the featured beers: Rugbrod a dark rye Belgium Ale from The Brewery in Orange County, California. JOE SIMON FOR THE ENQUIRER

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