July: A busy month

There are plenty of community-focused activities on tap this month in the greater Barnesville area including the following:

Independence Day – July 7

Barnesville’s Memorial Park is "activity central" on Saturday. Enjoy a chicken barbeque, a free swim, baseball, and in the evening a free concert, DJ and fireworks.

The Friends of Barkcamp State Park offer a different twist to the weekend with a "Christmas in July" at the Barn Area of the park, Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00.

Ohio Hills Folk Festival – July 11-14

All of the standard OHFS activities will roll out in Quaker City over a four-day period. Standard highlights include a Kiddie Parade, Mile Long Parade, Queen’s Parade, Car Show, Flea Market, 5K race, runs, pet show, midway and fireworks display. The farm museum, country store, and Quaker Meeting House are added bonuses.

Chautauqua Homecoming – July 14-15

Bethesda’s crown jewel, Epworth Park, will be a bee hive of activity over the festival’s two-day run. A parade, craft show, chicken BBQ, car show, and entertainment in the auditorium will keep visitors’ attention as they stroll under towering oak trees among the park’s historic cottages.

Barnesville Alumni Banquet – July 14

Classes marking five-year anniversaries from 1938 - their 80th, to 1978 – whose members mark 40 years; will gather at Barnesville High School to share memories of high school days. Two alumni will join the ranks of the Barnesville Area Education Foundation Hall of Fame.

Summer Showcase – July 12 and July 26

This month’s offerings of the Showcase 2018 Concert Series at Community Arts Place on the village’s east site includes the Sarah Hayes Band which will perform blues and rock variety music on July 12. Two weeks later, July 26, Hank Vincent & Stonestreet Station will play a variety set. Concert time is 7 pm.

Jamboree in the Hills – July 19-22

The hills will be alive with music for the 41st Jamboree in the Hills drawing thousands of country music fans from throughout the United States and Canada to the hills east of Morristown. Many local residents attend, too, scheduling vacations to coincide with "The Super Bowl of Country Music".

Temperanceville Picnic – July 29

From near and far, they return to the headwaters of Beaver Creek for the annual St. Mary’s Picnic in Temperanceville. In addition to the great food, square dances will take place Saturday and Sunday evenings.


Daily Jeffersonian sports editor Jeff Harrison penned a touching tribute we carried recently about Agnes Timmons, Aggie, or Mrs. T, as she is known to legions of Barnesville graduates and residents.

Last week, we carried a lovingly written, humorous and witty obituary for a grand lady who was one of a kind. Barnesville has been blessed with many talented, caring and dedicated individuals who have literally poured out their hearts and soul for this community, its youth, and its citizens. I assure you Aggie Timmons right up there in the top 10!

we’re now certain she’s leading cheers in Heaven above for all the Shamrock faithful.


In 1943 while he was serving as Ohio Senator from Belmont County, Enterprise editor Ray Palmer started writing a column he titled "This Week - Here and There". Our modified title is "Here and There".