Lowe-Volk Park will be aglow on Saturday, October 1 at 7 PM as the Crawford Park District celebrates a long-time camping accessory used by generations of Galionites.

“Coleman Lanterns: Sunshine of the Night” will recognize the gas pressure lighting appliances which have been around for over 100 years and are still produced today.

Join Josh and other Coleman collectors to learn about the history of Coleman lanterns, how lanterns work, and most importantly, how to fix them. After the presentation, stay for a glorious light up

The Coleman Lantern is a line of pressure lamps first introduced by the Coleman Company in 1914. This led to a series of lamps that were originally made to burn kerosene or gasoline. Current models use kerosene, gasoline, Coleman fuel (white gas) or propane and use one or two mantles to produce an intense white light. Over the years more than 50 million of the lanterns have been sold throughout the world.

In the 1930s, many Galionites bought their Coleman lantern at Fred Hocker Hardware at 201 South Market. The price was a very reasonable $6.

Bring your old lantern, and let’s see if we can make it the Sunshine of the Night again. Lowe-Volk Park is located in Leesville, just five miles north of Galion on SR 598.

Sources: Crawford Park District, Wikipedia; Photo: Creative Commons License

You May Also Like

In The Area: African Violets To Grace Kingwood Next Weekend

Officially, they are known as “Saintpaulia.” In the United States, these six to twenty species of perennials are known by the term “African violets,” reflecting their native origin in Tanzania and eastern Kenya.

Health And Wellness Fair Coming

The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC) and the Galion Safety Council…

Remember: Pickle Drop Takes Place This Saturday Night

The first annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will make its official debut to ring in 2023 on December 31 in Uptowne Galion at 1803 Brewery & Taproom (123 Harding Way East).

Galion Churches Holding Christmas Eve Services

Just as they have for the last 150 years, Galion’s Christian communities are holding services on Christmas Eve. Most include a candlelight component.