Community Bulletin Board

At Newcomer’s Chapel, we take great pride in our community.  We help promote the many fundraisers, concerts and events in the area. Below are some of the events that were brought to our attention.

If you would like to promote your event here, simply e-mail the details to us at newcomerschapel@outlook.com.

Tax-Free Weekend

What’s included in Ohio’s sales tax holiday?

Pay no sales tax on the following items:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less: Includes shirts, blouses, sweaters, shoes, rainwear, mittens, lab coats, diapers and even wedding apparel.
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less: Includes binders, book bags, calculators, notebooks, pens and more.
  • School instructional materials priced at $20 per item or less: Includes ONLY reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks.

Can I use coupons during Ohio’s tax-free weekend?

The waived taxes are on top of any additional discounts, so bring in coupons for even bigger back-to-school discounts.

Whether a coupon will help you qualify for waived taxes, however, depends on what kind of coupon you use.

Retailer coupon: If an item was originally too expensive for waived taxes — but you have a retailer coupon that would bring down the price to below the threshold — the item will be tax free. Not all states allow this during their tax holidays.

Manufacturer coupon: This type of coupon requires the retailer to ask for a third-party reimbursement. It will NOT reduce the item’s sale price for the purposes of determining whether taxes will be waived.

Does Ohio tax-free weekend include online shopping?

Yes. Online orders qualify for waived sales taxes. The order must be placed and paid for (and accepted by the retailer during the tax holiday period, determined by the seller’s location). So, if you have an online promo code you want to use or just prefer to shop online, you can take advantage during tax-free weekend.

Other tips for tax-free weekend:

  • Research store discounts: Retailers know consumers will be shopping during tax-free weekend and will offer their own sales to entice customers. So look ahead to see which retailers are offering the best back-to-school deals.
  • Layaway items are included in tax-free weekend: However, you must place the items on layaway or pick them up during the sales tax holiday.

CAMP WANAKE PRESENTS “FAMILY VACATION CAMP”

Wanake Family Vacation Camp is a “shelter in place” vacation for families who are households of up to 10 people.

Enjoy Wanake this summer as a family! Come for a ½ week (3 days and 2 nights) or a full week (6 days and 5 nights). Shed your everyday setting and explore the outdoors. Each family will have their own living space, indoor meeting space (rain space), and restrooms for the week.  Wanake will host 7-8 families each session. Most housing is in retreat centers. Two families each week may choose cabin living. One family may choose the “rustic” option.

Meals will be served by the Wanake food service in the Wanake dining hall at your family’s personal dining table, socially distanced from others. Food will be delivered to the table by Wanake staff. In all cases, Wanake’s hallmark menu will meet the needs of families for nutrition, variety and tastiness! The camp experience will include cookouts too, an integral Wanake element, with help and direction from the Wanake staff.

Activities will include canoeing, hiking, cookouts, nature study, non-touch family games, fishing, pond study, crafts, sunrise/sunset opportunities, horseback riding (purchase your horse experiences ala cart), and campfires each evening. Wanake will foster spiritual formation with daily family devotions and worship, giving your family direction and materials to grow deeper in your relationship with God.

Pack your bags and get set for the vacation of a lifetime!

At Wanake safety is first. With this offering we have put safety first, offering only activities that can be safely facilitated and housing that keeps families that have sheltered together at home, together, and not intermingling them with other families. The following are additional practices to keep all participants and staff safe.

  1.       Social distancing between people of different families/households of 6 feet
  2.       Frequent handwashing
  3.       Daily COVID-19 symptom self/family-assessment
  4.       Families will be required to go home if symptomatic of COVID-19

Go to campwanake.org for more information (the link to their website is on our “Links of Interest” page).

THE WANAKE RANCH OFFERS HORSEMANSHIP LESSONS

The Wanake Ranch is offering horseback riding lessons to children, teens and adults in a COVID safe manner. Students will gain confidence in horsemanship skills, proper care of horses, riding and horse science. Lessons last 1-1/4 hours and can be set up as a semester (10 weeks) or half semester (5 weeks). Lessons begin June 4th and the cost is $30 a lesson. To register or for more information, contact Tina Swanson, Ranch Manager at 330-987-0411.

Go to campwanake.org for more information (the link to their website is on our “Links of Interest” page).

FROM THE NAVARRE SALVATION ARMY:

The Salvation Army is closed until further notice. Please watch Facebook and the Far Corner for reopening information and updates.

In the meantime if you need a food voucher please follow the directions listed here:

Call Susan at 330-209-8582 and LEAVE A MESSAGE. Please leave the following information:

1. Your name

2. Your phone number AND current address

3. If you are an existing client or a new client

If you are a NEW CLIENT,  further information is need and you will be contacted by phone as soon as possible.

If you are an EXISTING CLIENT,  and your information is up to date, your food voucher will be mailed to you as soon as possible.

FREE COMMUNITY MEALS

Many of our area churches have monthly dinners that are free and open to the community. They serve as both a way to help someone in need and as a time of fellowship. Many of them offer takeouts so you could even help a shut-in or a neighbor who might enjoy a hot meal. All dinners start at 5:00 PM.
The community dinners follow this schedule every month:

1st Thursday – rotating schedule between Wilmot UMC (103 Milton St., Wilmot), Brewster Friends Church (139 Main St. SW, Brewster) and Newcomer’s Chapel. Go to the Calendar page of our website for the location of each month’s dinner.
3rd Tuesday – Otterbein UMC (6025 Shepler Church Ave. SW, Navarre).

AREA FOOD PANTRIES

The following is the list of grocery help that is available to residents in the Fairless community:

The Fairless Food Cupboard will distribute free groceries to qualified residents of the Fairless School District on the 4th Thursday of the month (the 3rd Thursday in November and December) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in the basement of St. Therese Catholic Church (500 S. Wabash in Brewster). Recipients must have identification, meet the financial guidelines and show proof of Fairless School District residency.

Believer’s Assembly Food Pantry: 2nd to last Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon.

Faith United Church of Christ: Last Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Helping Hands (at Christ Community Church): Every Wednesday; registration begins at 6:00 PM (bring proof of residency, photo ID, income verification).

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