GET CENTERED Special Edition July 4, 2013
This is a special edition of
GET CENTERED dedicated to the 4th of July and includes some ways to give back to the community!

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The Ashland Christian Emergency Services is located in Downtown Ashland.  Please help others in need.  Here is their Wish List for July:

Men's small pants - sizes 29-34
Men's belts
Women's plus sizes underwear and socks - new
Men's white undershirts - new
Children's summer pajamas
Children's new underwear and socks - especially boy's
Diapers and pull-ups - sizes 4 and up
Typically, we run short of food during the summer months. This year is no exception. We are in need of all non-perishable foods.

All donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations may be dropped off at 507B Caroline St. (behind Haskins) on Mon, Wed and Fri from 8:30-11:30am.
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Happy 4th of July Everyone!

On behalf of the entire Ashland Main Street Association, we hope you have a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends.  We encourage you to visit  The Center and the Ashland Library for a patriotic experience you will never forget! 

Here is a suggested itinerary for Thursday - July 4th!:

1) Get into the spirit of the holidays and make an apple pie.   Drop this off at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center  (500 S. Center St.) between 9-10:30am. COTU pies are always wonderful to see & smell! 

2) Head across the tracks to the Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave) and check out all the great books for sale. The Friends of the Library do GREAT THINGS for our community and all proceeds benefit their mission. Sale goes from 10am-2pm. 

3) At 11am The Parade begins - get ready to smile and wave at the trains going by too! The route starts at Henry Clay Elementary and ends at The Center. Bring some chairs or take a blanket. It's so much fun to see what our community has to offer - the Lawn Chair Brigade is a HOOT!

4) 11:45am... If you have a pet - decorate it!  You can enter them in the Patriotic Pet Contest.   Meet 'on corner of the lawn' and look for red white and blue canines and others...YES...there have been hamsters in the contest.

5) NOON...Kick back on a blanket or bring a chair and enjoy listening to the Hanover Concert Band! It's a tradition for all to enjoy. The pie  and pet contest winners will be announced.

6) Later...visit some of our fun shops in town...OR....go back by the Library.  You and your family can stock up for great summer reads. The sale stays open til 2pm.  Later...enjoy the Library Plaza benches or set up a blanket somewhere green along the tracks and read, relax and enjoy the Center of the Universe.  

The Ashland Visitor's Center/Amtrak Station is always a great place for a photo op!  We LOVE the sign there. Send us your patriotic photos at

Fireworks - you will need to travel for the big displays.  Sparkers are always fun in your own backyard. 

Be safe and enjoy your time in Downtown, Ashland!
  We would love to hear and see what you did to celebrate your 4th.  Visit us on the web and on Facebook! 
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About Ashland Main Street Association & 'GET CENTERED'

Ashland Main Street Association is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, founded to help build Ashland into a vibrant, diverse community of residents, businesses, arts and cultural organizations, and to bring visitors into historic downtown Ashland.  GET CENTERED is our monthly newsletter that highlights events in the Center of the Universe.  

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