2023 Seneca County Community Guide

hiking trails, fl ower gardens, and walking paths – is open to the public. Meeting rooms are available to rent. Many educational programs are offered year-round for children and adults. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 46 Madison St., Tif fi n 419-447-1743 tif fi nstpauls.org In the spring of 1883 work began to complete the interior of the second fl oor. In October of that year, plans were also underway to erect the Edison Electric Illuminating Company building on Monroe Street. In December 1883, quick-thinking contractors wired the church for electric lights, making St. Paul’s Church the fi rst public building in the world to be wired for electricity while being built. To mark the occasion, Thomas A. Edison presented the church a splendid electric light chandelier – still in use today. Tours by appointment only. Tif fi n Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial is located at Washington and Water streets near downtown Tif fi n. It features a beam from the World Trade Center and memorializes Tif fi n fi rst-responders who have died in the line of duty. It is an outdoor memorial that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Feel free to visit at your leisure, or email Jill Gosche, committee secretary, at jillgosche@gmail.com to arrange a guide to explain the memorial to you. Winterberry Farm Tif fi n Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial Corner of S. Washington & Water Streets, Tif fi n allpatriotsmemorial.org Winterberry Farm, “the Farm that Feeds the Soul,” is a historic, barn wedding venue located in Tif fi n, Ohio. The facility is set on 31 acres alongside the banks of the Sandusky River, and offers countless stunning photo backdrops for you and your partner to choose from. The bucolic farm sits half a mile off the main road, resulting in a peaceful and tranquil setting. It is surrounded by meadows, fi elds, and woodlands, and offers a rich history for guests to learn about. Tours available. 2723 N SR 53 818-634-1303 winterberry.farm

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Attica Fairgrounds 15127 E TR 12, Attica

419-426-3247 atticafair.com

The Attica Fairgrounds is home of the Attica Raceway Park and the Attica Independent Fair, named one of the best independent fairs in the state of Ohio. They also host the Boots to Shoes 5k, a Reverse Raf fl e, a Winter Wonderland family event, and many more community events throughout the year. Attica Raceway Park 100 Fairgrounds Rd, Attica 419-426-8911 atticaracewaypark.com This 1/3-mile banked clay track offers seasonal weekend competitions, including Sprint-car racing. Riehm Produce Farm, LLC 7244 N SR 53, Tif fi n 419-992-4392 funacres.net Riehm Produce Farm sells what’s in season fresh from their fi elds. A large selection of vegetables and fruits are available for purchase along with Riehm’s own frozen beef and pork cuts. You can also fi nd products from other local vendors on their shelves. The Riehms host several events throughout the season. Whether it’s Spring Open House or the Corn Maze & Barnyard Fun in the Fall; you will forever enjoy the memories. Sorrowful Mother Shrine 4106 SR 269, Bellevue 419-483-3435 sorrowfulmothershrine.org The Sorrowful Mother Shrine near Bellevue, Ohio is an inspiring place of prayer where God and nature touch. Wild fl owers and planted fl ower beds mingle in the 120 acres of woods and lawns. The center of the Shrine is the Sorrowful Mother Chapel. The Missionaries of the Precious Blood have operated the Shrine since its founding in 1850. On Sundays and Holy Days priests and religious leaders lead devotional services and processions; they visit with people sharing their joys and sorrows or walk with them praying at one of the many grottos, gardens or Stations of the Cross in the woods. If you feel the need to get in tune with yourself and with God’s universe, you’ll fi nd that a day or even a few hours spent at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine will bring you rich, personal, and spiritual rewards.

EDUCATIONAL Beeghly Library at Heidelberg University 10 Green fi eld St., Tif fi n 419-448-2104 Bettsville Public Library 223 State St., Bettsville 419-986-5198 Bliss Memorial Public Library 20 S. Marion St., Bloomville

St. Francis Community 200 St. Francis Ave., Tif fi n 419-447-0435 tif fi nfrancsicans.org franciscanretreats.org felctif fi n.org

419-983-4675 blisslibrary.org

The Community includes The Sisters of St. Francis, the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and the St. Francis Spirituality Center. The campus – including the woods,

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