Spring didn't last long! Certainly glad we were able to get the Easter Egg Hunt in on Saturday morning. Had lots of kids participate. Thanks to Sonic for helping the Easter Bunny show up and to Miss Columbus Morgan Cassidy for guiding her around - so many kids wanted their picture taken them. Our committee, Kelley Robison, Lauren Dainty, David Carriger and Amber Wheeler did a great job of. Thanks also to our sponsors for providing your support: Apple Market, Crossland Construction, Davis Real Estate, First United Methodist Church, City of Columbus, Mid West Color Graphics, The Donut Shop, Sonic Drive In, and Parks & Recreation. We also say Thanks to the Miss Columbus candidates for all their help with getting eggs and candy put out and for helping some of the smaller children.

After several members have asked for get together, the retail committee is going to do a 3rd Thursday coffee from 8 to 9 a.m. every other month. So members, mark your calendar for April 19, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Mike Carpino Ford. Come catch up on what is going on in members businesses and learn the latest news. The June event will be at Mercy Hospital Columbus. If you would like to host the August, October, or December coffee advise the Chamber office or Jamie at Mike Carpino Ford. The retail committee will even pick up the tag for the donuts, you will need to order them. The committee will also do a drawing at the coffee for a $25 Columbus gift certificate - need to be present to win - when the name is drawn and is not present the gift certificate will be held for the next coffee with an additional $25 added, this will continue until it is won.

All School reunion/city 150th celebration committee will meet Wednesday, at noon. We encourage you to join the 150 Club for the Sequential Celebration. It is $150 and you will receive two tickets to a special dinner on June 22, two polo logo shirts, two sequential coins, special seating during the opening of the time capsule. Contact the Chamber for additional information.

Fire Up for Fireworks will be help April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the community building. Farmers Co-op will be doing the grilling. The firework fund is up to $3,200, so it's a long ways from the $10,000 that is needed. All proceeds go toward fireworks for the 2018 celebration.

This week:

Wednesday, April 4 All School Reunion/City Celebration committee meets, noon

Saturday, April 7 CUHS Prom

Tuesday, April 10 Executive committee, noon

Wednesday, April 11 Board of directors meet, noon at community building. Members are encouraged to attend, we do ask that you advise in order to have enough lunch on hand.

Thursday, April 12 Firework cookout, 11 a.m. to 1 pm

Have you registered for the annual Chamber Golf Tournament yet? Register with Jamie at Mike Carpino Ford. The tournament is April 22 at the Columbus Country Club. Hole sponsors are available for $50. Your name will be placed on one of the golf holes for all to see.

Legislative Breakfast is April 16, 7:30 a.m. at Maple UnCommon Guest House. RSVP by April 13 to the Chamber office. Members fee is $5 and non members is $10.

We need your old Titan t-shirts that you have outgrown, don't wear or such - doesn't matter color, sport, faded, for some Titan throws that we would like to do for the all school reunion. At present, we have enough for 1/2 a throw, it takes 20 shirts for one throw. If you have some you don't have a reason for keeping we would gladly take them off your hands, just drop off at the Chamber office.

Have a good week,

Jean