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Recreation/Culture OfďŹ cers — Adrian Eskew, chairman of the board; John Harding, president; Anna Davidson, vice president; Tom Jaite, secretary; Bill Engel, treasurer; and Roger Scott, activities director. Meetings — The ďŹ rst Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the depot; the public is always welcome. Purpose — Since 1978, the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, a non-proďŹ t organization, has been committed to preserving Orrville’s rich railroad history, including maintaining the city’s historic downtown depot. Activities — Excursions to a variety of destinations, all day long. Rail trips in northeast Ohio during spring and fall; Railroad Days, an entertaining and historic extravaganza that includes train and track-car rides, a model train display; Thanksgiving Open House on the weekend following that holiday, plus Santa Train rides; “Operation Lifesaver,â€? a program run by private railroad companies to promote railroad grade-crossing safety. RAILROAD DAYS Date/Time/Location — Aug. 15, 2015 (Noon-4 p.m.); 145 Depot St. Contact Information — 330-683-2426 (call and leave a message) Attractions — Railroad memorabilia displays; model train layouts; short train rides & track-car rides (at open houses); Operation Life-saver presentations; model train show; food booths; live music; activities for all ages. visit www. for details. HOLIDAYS AT THE DEPOT Location/Times — Nov. 27 & 28, 2015; 145 Depot St., Orrville. Contact Information — 330-683-2426 (call and leave a message); museum tours open by appointment only. Attractions — The Depot will be open and decorated for the holidays. There will be refreshments, depot displays, rafe items, and a working train layout. The Depot Gift Shop will be open, visit www.orrvillerailroad. com for details. THE J.M. SMUCKER STORE & CAFÉ Location/Hours — 333 Wadsworth Rd.; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contact Information — 330-684-1500, shop_smuckers/store_cafe/ Attractions — Features selections from the company’s family of brands, a cafe and museum. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Location/Dates — Rehm Performing Arts Pavilion, lower Orr Park 401 N. Elm St.; Thursdays, 7 p.m., mid Junemid Aug. (except during the annual July 4th Festival); in the event of inclement weather, the performance will be canceled. Cancellations will be posted on our facebook page Contact Information — Jeanne Gault, City Hall, 330-6845001,, Attractions — Free concerts open to the publice. A variety of performers delight concert-goers each summer; limited permanent seating is available; concert-goers are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets; many also bring a picnic to enjoy during the concert; performances, free and open to the public, are entirely funded by donations, which can be sent to the Performing Arts Fund-City of Orrville, 207 N. Main St., Orrville 44667. 165TH WAYNE COUNTY FAIR Location/Dates — 199 Vanover St., PO Box 3, Wooster; Sep. 12-17, 2015 Contact Information — 330-262-8001, www. Attractions — Billed as “Ohio’s Foremost Agricultural Fair,â€? the annual Wayne County Fair once again proved its popularity with area residents. Perennial favorite events include the farm tractor pulls, concerts, demolition derby, horse and livestock shows, and produce and baking competitions. the Wayne County Junior Fair, held concurrently with the county fair, is thought to be the largest gathering of 4-H participants in the state. The 42-acre fairgrounds is used year-’round. Facilities may be rented for varying events such as sales and auctions. The fair is administered by the Wayne County Fair Board, an independent, non-proďŹ t organization comprising 21 directors.


Orrville Today: The 2015 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Orrville, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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