Grand reopening celebration planned at Possum Run

Staff report

Spring is a time for celebrations, and one local business is inviting the community to celebrate an entire week of Grand Reopening events! Possum Run Plants & Provisions, formerly Possum Run Greenhouse, located in Bellville, is holding a week of events starting Friday, April 22nd and continuing through Saturday, April 30th. This distinctive business is under the new ownership of John and Caroline Bletner. With ongoing positive changes to the beautiful facilities, this creative couple is focused on serving the region with high quality plants, tools, and unique provisions for the home, garden, or small farm.

“One of our primary objectives for this Grand Reopening is to show appreciation to the community and our long-time customers, as well as to partner with other local businesses and nature lovers to better serve the region,” stated Caroline Bletner, adding: “So we’ve brought in local gardeners, forestry experts, local musicians, and others to provide a unique experience for our guests.”

The Grand Reopening is perfectly timed to coincide with Earth day and Arbor Day. All activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The complete schedule of events includes special daily gifts for the first 100 visitors on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd; also on Saturday, kids of all ages will enjoy The Amazing Bug Zoo, a traveling exhibit of multi-legged creatures presented by Jen Filbrun of The Ohio State University. Sunday, April 24th brings live music by local Harpist, Brenda Ellcessor, and presentations about woodland management and more. Throughout the week, Possum Run Plants & Provisions will feature unique demonstrations and workshops on topics such as composting, miniatures, native animals, organic gardening, and much more. Don’t miss the pre-Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday, April 23rd with a baking demonstration, live music, and reflexology. Relax next to the waterfall café, and don’t forget to sign up for amazing door prizes in the Barn! For a detailed event schedule, go to and click on Events.*

Possum Run Plants & Provisions has a 40 year history of serving the region. Come celebrate and enjoy the festivities at one of the most magical places in mid-Ohio! Regular business hours for this season are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 5. For more information about the business, call 419-892-2770, or go to to learn more. Like us on Facebook!

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