The Olde Pickerington Village Business Association (OPVBA) is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington.

The Olde Pickerington Village Business Association (OPVBA) is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington.

From Nov. 1-5, boxes will be awaiting food donations at the following Pickerington locations:

• BJ’s Bouquets, 18 W Columbus St.

• David Beckham Photography, 6 Lockville Road

• Deblin Design, 18 E. Columbus St.

• The Hair Boutique, 37 E. Columbus St.

• Haywood Law, 21 W. Columbus St.

• Hoagland Brothers Guitar Shoppe, 22 N. Center St.

• MMA Insurance, 107 W. Columbus St.

• Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce, 13 W. Columbus St.

• Pickerington City Hall, 100 Lockville Road

• Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way

• Pickerington Development Services, 51 E. Columbus St.

• Pickerington Police Department, 1311 Refugee Road

• Serenity Salon, 33 Hill Road S.

• State Farm Insurance, 194 W. Church St.

• Village Crepe, 21 N. Center St.

• Violet Township Administrative Offices, 12970 Rustic Drive

• Violet Township Fire Station 591, 21 Lockville Road

• Violet Township Fire Station 592, 8700 Refugee Road

The food pantry’s most-needed items are baked beans, canned meats, pancake mix, pineapple, pancake syrup, mixed vegetables, diced tomatoes, ramen noodle soup, black beans, chunky soups and tuna.

This five-day food drive will culminate on Saturday, Nov. 5, with the kickoff of the PCMA Food Pantry’s fourth annual “Plaza of Lights” fundraiser. Volunteers will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5, to receive donations of $5 for each bulb or $125 for a string of lights to help light up the trees in Pickerington Plaza for the holidays. To contribute, stop by the plaza, adjacent to the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum near the intersection of Columbus Street and Lockville Road.

More information about the PCMA Food Pantry is available at

The Friends of the Pickerington Public Library will host a fall used book sale Thursday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Friends members may attend a preview sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The sale will include approximately 8,000 books, 800 VHS movies, 150 DVDs, 300 CDs and 600 audio books. Most books are priced at $1.50. Sale proceeds benefit library programs such as Patches for Progress, the summer reading program and other programming for adults and children.

Donations of books are being accepted. For more information, call the library at (614) 837-4104.