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Kendrick Woods Metro Park

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971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States

January 2017

START THE YEAR RIGHT HIKE!

January 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Unwind, recharge, or get a head start on your resolutions as you begin the year on the right foot. Join us for a brisk hike in Allen County’s largest woodland area. Hot chocolate and tea provided. Dress for the weather & ground conditions.   Register by Jan. 4 at 419-221-1232.  

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September 2017

Bird Monitoring – Diversity & Population Census Hikes

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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A multitude of birds fly through this area during the spring & fall and many more are resident for some portion of the year. Join a Park Naturalist on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and lend a watchful eye to help create a list of all the different types of birds that migrate through and stay in Allen County. All skill levels are welcome; it’s a great way to learn about birds or become a better birder.…

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Important Bird Area

September 16, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Important Bird Areas denote exactly what you would think, a location that is critical to the health and survival of our avian friends. Kendrick Woods is one of only a handful of IBAs in west-central Ohio, and we are proud to have it. Join Johnny Appleseed Park District and the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society as we unveil the long awaited IBA designation and take a hike in these fantastic woods. Dress for the weather and ground conditions.  

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October 2017

Bird Monitoring – Diversity & Population Census Hikes

October 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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A multitude of birds fly through this area during the spring & fall and many more are resident for some portion of the year. Join a Park Naturalist on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and lend a watchful eye to help create a list of all the different types of birds that migrate through and stay in Allen County. All skill levels are welcome; it’s a great way to learn about birds or become a better birder.…

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Walking Thru Autumn

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Please join us for the 11th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet for camaraderie and to explore some of the 27 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2017 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks will be available for purchase for $10. All participants are required to pre-register by calling 419-221-1232. All hikes start at 9:00 a.m., will…

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November 2017

Bird Monitoring – Diversity & Population Census Hikes

November 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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A multitude of birds fly through this area during the spring & fall and many more are resident for some portion of the year. Join a Park Naturalist on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and lend a watchful eye to help create a list of all the different types of birds that migrate through and stay in Allen County. All skill levels are welcome; it’s a great way to learn about birds or become a better birder.…

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December 2017

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING WORKSHOPS

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Join us every Saturday morning December through February (weather permitting) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for cross-country skiing. The first hour will cover proper use of equipment and basic techniques of cross-country skiing. Practice on a simple ski path then try your skill on the trail for the remainder of the time. Equipment will be available for rent by Crankers Cycling of Lima or bring your own. The first workshop, on December 2, will be held at Teddy Bear…

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January 2018

START THE YEAR RIGHT HIKE

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Unwind, recharge, or get a head start on your resolutions as you begin the year on the right foot. Join us for a brisk hike in Allen County’s largest woodland area. Hot chocolate and tea provided. Dress for the weather & ground conditions.   Register by Jan. 4 at 419-221-1232.  

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February 2018

BIRD MONITORING – DIVERSITY & POPULATION CENSUS

February 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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A multitude of birds fly through this area during the     migration and many more are resident for some portion of the year. Join Naturalist Dan Hodges on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and lend a watchful eye to help create a list of all the different types of birds that migrate through and stay in Allen County. All skill levels are welcome; it’s a great way to learn about birds or become a better birder. Participants will…

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SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF SPRING

February 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Come walk off that cabin fever as we explore to discover some of the first signs of spring! One of our favorites is the earliest blooming wildflower, skunk cabbage. This “warm-blooded” plant may not smell great, but it offers some hope that winter may finally be loosening its grip! Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by Feb. 23 at 419-221-1232.  

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March 2018

SPRING IN THE WETLAND

March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Spring is such an exciting time when amphibians wake from their long winter nap. Make sure to wear rubber boots as we search the wetlands for salamanders, frogs and toads. Please call 419-221-1232 to register by March 23.

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GOOD FRIDAY HIKE

March 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Any day is a good day for a hike but let’s celebrate today with appreciation and awe of the world around us. Register by March 28 at 419-221-1232.  

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April 2018

EVENING AT KENDRICK WOODS

April 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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As the natural world shifts from life during the light to life in the dark, we’ll be there! Join us for a sunset hike on Kendrick Wood’s easily accessible board walk, followed by a meander to the wetlands to listen to the frogs – we may even spot an early roosting bat on the way! Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by April 16 at 419-221-1232.

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NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

April 21, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Not only is it National Astronomy Day but it’s also the Lyrid meteor shower. With any luck we’ll be able to enjoy both! The Lima Astronomical Society will bring their telescopes and lead discussions on astronomy.  

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WILDFLOWER WALK

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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This time of the year, the forest floor is carpeted with a dazzling array of colorful jewels. Join us at Kendrick Woods as we enjoy the spring wildflowers that bloom for such a brief time. Register by April 27 at 419-221-1232.  

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May 2018

WILDFLOWER WALK

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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This time of the year, the forest floor is carpeted with a dazzling array of colorful jewels. Join us as we enjoy the spring wildflowers that bloom for such a brief time. Register by May 3 at 419-221-1232.  

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KENDRICK’S BIRDS

May 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Migration, Migration, Migration! Scads of fantastic birds stop in areas like Kendrick Woods to fuel their journey to breeding grounds further north and several more stick around for the summer. Join a naturalist as we explore the woods. We’ll canvas the whole park in two chunks, one half starting at 7:30 am and the rest of the park beginning at 9 am. Come for one or stay for both! All skill levels are welcome! Binoculars/field guides are encouraged but a…

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SPRING MOTHS!

May 24, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Late spring offers some of the best mothing of the year with many of the large, charismatic moths emerging as adults. While it may be a late program, some of the most fascinating things come out at night (and not just moths!). With a moth sheet, black lights, baited trees and sharp eyes, you won’t be disappointed! Flash lights, cameras and bug spray are encouraged. Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by May 23 at 419-221-1232.  

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August 2018

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

August 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Join members of the Lima Astronomical Society at Kendrick Woods at dark for meteor viewing.  Telescopes will be present for astronomical viewing. Bring mosquito repellent and a comfortable chair or blanket. In case of rain or thick clouds the program will be cancelled.

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September 2018

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 12th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2018 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks will be available for purchase for $10. All participants are required to pre-register by…

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October 2018

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 12th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2018 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks will be available for purchase for $10. All participants are required to pre-register by…

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December 2018

SUNRISE OVER THE AUGLAIZE

December 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Celebrate the (day after the) shortest day of the year with a hike in one of our most beautiful places, Kendrick Woods! While it technically marks the start of winter, the winter solstice means longer days ahead as our part of the earth tilts back toward the warmth of the sun. We’ll take a trail that overlooks the river just as the sun breaks the horizon. Bring a camera if the weather is nice! Be prepared for the weather and…

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January 2019

NEW MOON HIKE

January 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Let’s see what nighttime winter activity is going on in our park. Come join a naturalist on a nighttime stroll. Compare your experience to our Full Moon hike later in the month. Please dress for the weather.

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START IT RIGHT HIKE

January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Unwind, recharge, or maybe get a head start on your resolutions as you begin the year on the right foot. Join a naturalist for a brisk hike in the tranquility of an Allen County Gem, Kendrick Woods. Hot chocolate and tea will be provided. No registration required.

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FULL MOON HIKE

January 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Let’s see what nighttime winter activity is going on in our park Come join a naturalist on a nighttime stroll in the moonlight. This is also one of three Supermoons we’ll enjoy this year! Compare your experience to our New Moon earlier in the month. Please dress for the weather.

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February 2019

SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF SPRING

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Come walk off that cabin fever as we explore Kendrick Woods to discover some of the first signs of spring! One of our favorites is the earliest blooming wildflower, skunk cabbage. This “warm-blooded” plant may not smell great, but it offers some hope that winter may finally be loosening its grip! Dress for the weather. No registration required.

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March 2019

SPRING BEGINS!

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Finally! Spring officially begins at 5:58 p.m. today, so start the new season the right way – with a walk in nature! Join a naturalist for a sunset hike in Kendrick Wood’s, followed by a meander to the edge of the wetlands to look for salamanders and listen for frogs. Dress for the weather and ground conditions. No registration required.

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April 2019

GOOD FRIDAY HIKE

April 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Any day is a good day for a hike but let’s celebrate today with appreciation and awe of the world around us. No registration required

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May 2019

GLOBAL BIG DAY

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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How many birds can we see today? Join more than 20,000 birders across the world as we see how many birds can be recorded in a 24 hour period. While we will only spend an hour or two at the park, you are free to continue birding all day long! A limited number of binoculars will be provided and bird-watchers of all skill levels are welcome. Be prepared for the weather and ground conditions. Register by May 3.  Please call…

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June 2019

EARLY BIRDS

June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Get out to Kendrick Woods to nab the proverbial worm before you start your Sunday. We will try to watch some birds, but will enjoy the rest of the park as well. No experience necessary and a limited number of binoculars will be provided. Birder or not, this is a good opportunity enjoy the wonder of nature. Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Registration required by June 7.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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August 2019

ALL TRAILS HIKE

August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Dust off your hiking boots and grab your step counter, we're headed to Kendrick Woods.  we'll tackle a bit more than 3 miles of trail (some of it brand new!) on the east side of Defiance Trail first.  if you're up for it, we will then hike the 5 or so miles of trails in the woods on the west side.  Dress for the weather and ground conditions; bring plenty of water, snacks, and bug spray.  registration required by Aug.…

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September 2019

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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HIKE 2 OF 8 There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 13th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2019 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks and specially designed t-shirts will be available for purchase for…

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October 2019

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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HIKE 5 OF 8 There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 13th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2019 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks and specially designed t-shirts will be available for purchase for…

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January 2020

NEW YEAR HIKE

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Unwind, recharge, or maybe get a head start on your resolutions as you begin the year on the right foot. Join a naturalist for a brisk hike in the tranquility of an Allen County’s woodland gem, Kendrick Woods. Hot chocolate and tea will be provided. Register by Jan. 3 at 419-221-1232.

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February 2020

SEARCHING FOR SIGNS OF SPRING

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kendrick Woods Metro Park, 971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887 United States
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Come walk off that cabin fever as we explore Kendrick Woods to discover some of the first signs of spring! One of our favorites is the earliest blooming wildflower, skunk cabbage. This “warm-blooded” plant may not smell great, but it offers some hope that winter may finally be loosening its grip! Dress for the weather. Register by Feb. 21 by calling 419-221-1232.

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