What’s Happening in Harlem Township
HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI BANQUET
It’s been sixty-one years since the last graduating class of Harlem High School in Center Village walked across the green and gold curtained stage in the auditorium and received their diplomas. The fact that it's been that long doesn't bother the alumni of Harlem High who meet annually for an alumni banquet but these days, their numbers are swelled by those who attended Harlem Schools while the high school was still there. They were subsequently moved to Big Walnut before graduation.
This year’s banquet will be on Saturday, June 22, at the Harlem Road Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Road. If you'd like more information about this event, please contact Diana at the church (740-965-4543) or Vicki at 740-965-4535.
IMPORTANT NEWS – STOP SIGN CHANGE, MARCH 20
The Delaware County Engineer’s Office has informed township trustees that the stop signs at Harlem and Center Village Roads are going to be reversed. Harlem Road traffic will stop for Center Village Road traffic, and Center Village Road traffic will continue through the intersection without stopping. Prior to the change, there will be a two week period during which the intersection will be a 4-way stop. After that, the permanent change will be made.
Please be very careful at this intersection in the upcoming months while people become accustomed to this change.
2013 HARLEM TOWNSHIP DAYS AUGUST 17 – 18
Harlem Township Days, our unique community celebration, will be back on August 17 and 18 this year. The planners, members of Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. have been hard at work. So far, two major exhibits there will be the Antique Tractor Show on both days, and the re-named Duncan’s Run Car Show sponsored by the Evans Agency, Nationwide Insurance, on Sunday.
Visit the Harlem Township Days page under the Events tab above for more information.
USAGE AND FEES FOR GRANGE HALL
Rules have been adopted and a schedule of fees developed for use of the Grange Hall. For more information, please visit the Grange Hall page under the Facilities tab above.
If you are interested in renting the Grange Hall, please contact Trustee Bob Singer at 740-965-6374.
OTHER HARLEM TOWNSHIP NEWS
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UPCOMING CONTESTS FOR HARLEM RESIDENTS
In conjunction with the 2013 Harlem Township Days celebration, several contest will be held prior to the event, August 17-18. The contest details can be seen by clicking on the link provided in this article, or on the 2013 Harlem Township Days page, the Community Calendar page, or the Harlem Township Heritage page, all of which can be found in the tabs above. Upcoming contests are as follows:
The "Harlem Shake": Wow! Look what’s coming up – our very own, Harlem Township, "Harlem Shake" Contest -- and with a $100.00 prize for the best "shake". All groups wishing to enter a "shake" in the contest will need to pre-register and pay a non-refundable $5.00 entry fee.
"Harlem Township’s Got Talent" Contest: As part of our Harlem Township Days entertainment for 2013, we will be holding a "judged", Harlem Township’s Got Talent Show and contest with a $100.00 first place prize. The contest will take place at 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 17th on stage at the "main tent" for the celebration.
Agricultural and Arts Contest: There will be an Agricultural and Arts Contest plus a children’s art show in the Maintenance Building during Harlem Township Days again this year, on August 17.
ON THE CALENDAR:
May 24 – Chicken Noodle Dinner, Harlem Grange Hall, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
June 3 – Zoning Commission 7:30 p.m.
More information about these and other events can be found on the Community Calendar page (Community tab above).