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You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown!

The amazing Coldwater High School Drama club is doing another, just barely off Broadway production, and it’s an all-time favorite:

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

You can get a preview here, but to catch the whole show you need to go to the Coldwater High School Auditeria for one (or all ūüôā ) of the following shows!

Friday, April 28th – 7PM
Saturday, April 29th – 7PM
Sunday, April 30th – 2PM

What the Bird!?

What the Bird!?

Have you been through St. Henry lately? You may have had troubles fitting through the center of the roads due to vehicles parked along both sides of the streets. Or notice people are everywhere carrying bags of random items? Yes, it is garage sale season!

You may have also noticed some flashy flamingos in the yards of those hosting a garage sale. But, why?

Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance are teaming together and putting on another round of Flamingo Flocking during the St. Henry Garage Sales. This is a fundraiser benefiting the St. Henry Track Team. For every flock of flamingos hosted by someone having a garage sale, Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance are donating $20 to the St. Henry Track Team. With their natural pink pigment, the birds are also out to help the shoppers locate each sale.

It’s not too late to hit some good sales! If you are looking to do some shopping this weekend be sure to download the interactive Google Map and Listing for the St. Henry Garage Sales.

If you are from the area, this will not be the last time you see these flamingos! They are gearing up to also be at the Coldwater and Fort Recovery local garage sale. They will be out to help the Coldwater Academic Promoters and the Fort Recovery Traveling Tribe.

Reserve your flock at the 2017 St. Henry Garage Sales!

Reserve your flock at the 2017 St. Henry Garage Sales!

Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance are pairing up to conduct an other Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser at the 2017 St. Henry Community Garage Sales. This fundraiser will be benefiting the St. Henry Track team.

How it works!

  • Everyone who is having a garage sale at the St. Henry Garage Sales has the opportunity to host a flock of flamingos.
  • For every flock of flamingos hosted, Preferred Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance will donate a total of $20 to the St. Henry Track Team.
  • The St. Henry Team will be delivering the flocks spoken for the Monday or Tuesday before the garage sales start
  • If there are any flocks that are unspoken for¬†the St. Henry Track will be going door to door¬†the Monday/Tuesday before garage sales start, asking if you would like to host a flock.

Benefits Everyone!

  • By hosting a flock, you will be helping shoppers find your sale.
  • You will be helping the St. Henry Track Team maintain and buy new equipment

Reserve your Flock Today!

  • There are limited flocks available!
  • To reserve your flock, please email¬†Kristy Schulze.
John Maxwell Laws of Growth Classes

John Maxwell Laws of Growth Classes

Mastermind Group Study on

‚ÄúThe 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth‚ÄĚ

Facilitated by: David Finchum
Cost: Early Sign up (By 3/15/17) $179+Book
Sign up After 3/15/17 $199
David is an independent certified coach, teacher and speaker with The John Maxwell Team

You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on ‚ÄúThe 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth‚ÄĚ by John Maxwell. This is a 7-week in-depth study that will help you understand how personal growth really works. Learn¬†how you can develop yourself to become a more effective and fulfilled individual.


Sign Up Today! (Limited seating available)

Location: Preferred Insurance Center
Duration: 7 weeks
Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: 8:00 – 9:00AM OR 9:30 – 10:30AM

Leadership: Adding Value To People
More Video: The Five Levels of Leaderships
Fill out my online form.
Learn More About John Maxwell >


  • John Maxwell has been voted the #1 leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine
  • John Maxwell was voted the top leadership professional guru six years in a row on Leadership Gurus.net.
  • John Maxwell is a #1 New York Times best selling author of over 77 books, with more than 24 million volumes sold in fifty languages. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over one million copies.
  • ¬†John Maxwell Team (JMT), an elite group of over 11,000 certified coaches, teachers, speakers, trainers and professionals have helped people worldwide create a leadership legacy within their own spheres of influence.
  • John Maxwell Team members inspire positive life transformation and help others achieve their highest vision and goals, both personally and professionally.
Survivor of Suicide Support Group Forming

Survivor of Suicide Support Group Forming

My name is Carol Griesdorn and I am the younger sister of Randy Griesdorn, who died by suicide almost 5 years ago.  It has been an emotional journey that was unexpected but could happen to anyone, anytime.  Everyone hears about suicide, but no one wants to talk about it, no one wants to admit that someone has mental health concerns and no one should have to watch a loved one die by suicide and deal with the aftermath.  Unfortunately, I am a survivor of suicide and I am going to talk about it and I want the community to be able to talk openly about it too.

I am a licensed social worker in the State of Ohio, I have my Master of Social Work degree and have been with Montgomery County Children Services for the past 27 years.

I see a need in the Mercer County community for Suicide Prevention/information and would like to help make a difference.¬† I am starting a support group “Keeping Our Light” Survivors of Suicide so that we can discuss the deaths of our loved ones and help each other heal. It is not a counseling program but a safe place to say things and discuss feelings that others may not understand.

If you have questions or need anything please let me know.  The first meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2017; 7-9 pm.  I would like participants to contact me ahead of time so that I can make sure this is the right type of program for them.

Carol Griesdorn, MSW, LSW
Keeping the Light
Survivor of Suicide Support Group

Cabaret – The 7 Emotions of a Teenager

Cabaret – The 7 Emotions of a Teenager

OK people, you have to see this show. Every time the drama club puts on a show it gets better and this looks fantastic. Watch the video and judge for yourself! This show is going to be great.

Coldwater High School Drama is presents

Cabaret: The 7 Emotions of a Teenager

October 29th at 7PM and October 30th at 4:30pm All Tickets $7 at the door At the Coldwater High School Auditeria

BBBS Donation Page

BBBS Donation Page

Learn More >

The 3nd Annual Dancing with the BIG Stars will be held this year with an exciting competition between dancers.

On November 12, a group of well-known community members will test new skills with experienced dance partners as they dance for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties at this year’s Dancing with the BIG Stars. This fundraiser is modeled after the long-running television series, Dancing with the Stars.

Nine citizens from the Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert County area have been paired with local dancers from various studios throughout the area.

More information please visit www.bbbsma.com

Meet Craig & Susie >

We would like to introduce professional dancer Craig Muhlenkamp and Star dancer Susie Muhlenkamp. Craig lives in Russia and is married to Michelle. Craig teaches at Minster Schools and is known for his juggling. Susie lives in Coldwater and is married to Dan. Susie and Dan have three children, Zach, Caleb, and Alexis. Susie is a receptionist with Fort Recovery Industries but is representing Preferred Insurance Center.

Craig said yes to Dancing with the Big Stars because he enjoys dancing and loves helping out a good cause. Susie said yes because she feels Big Brother Big Sisters is a great organization and she is personally doing it because it is out of her comfort zone.

Preferred Insurance Center also holds a special place in their hearts for Big Brothers Big Sister as they have four team members that serve as Bigs for the “Lunch Buddy” program. They meet several times through a¬†month with their little during lunch – playing games, helping with school work and just being a friend.



The true competition is to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer/Auglaize Counties. Craig and Susie are looking not only to kick butt on the dance floor, but also raising the most funds for this great organization!

  • Donate and enter raffle to win 2¬†OSU v. Michigan tickets! (Section 30A ¬†Row¬†25)
  • For every $10 donated, receive 1 ENTRY
  • Winner will be announced November, 1 2016



We want to give a special Thank You to the following businesses. These corporate sponsors have donated $250 or more.


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#220pushups for #22KILL

#220pushups for #22KILL

#22Pushups To Honor Those Who Serve!

Help reach our goal to get 22 Million pushups ‚Äď To honor those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment.¬† Every pushup counts so don‚Äôt be shy to show your support for our veterans. You can do as many or few pushups as you can or choose. 10 Preferred Insurance Center team members joined in and knocked out a total of 220 pushups! Woot Woot! #220pushups for #22KILL

To learn more please visit https://www.22kill.com/22-honor-pushups/

Fort Recovery Garage Sale – Reserve your flock!

Fort Recovery Garage Sale – Reserve your flock!


Preferred Insurance Center and Auto Owners are joining forces by conducting a fundraiser benefiting the Fort Recovery Traveling Tribe. The Traveling Tribe is planning a trip to Italy and Spain summer of 2017. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students of the Traveling Tribe, we would love your help to make it a great one!


1) You host a flock of flamingos at your garage sale.
2) Preferred Insurance Center and Auto Owners will then EACH donate $10 to the Traveling Tribe.
3) If you wish, you can make a $10 donation to the Traveling Tribe as well. This is NOT mandatory to host a flock!

Please note: The Traveling Tribe will drop off and pick up the flamingos.

Hosting a flock will help shoppers find your sale!


To reserve a flock please email your name and address to
Julie Schlater at schlaterj@fortrecoveryschools.org
by May 23, 2016

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