The annual TGIF (Thank God Its Free) hosted at the OSU Extension Building at the fairgrounds in Paulding is canceled this year, unfortunately.

Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place chairmen Sue Wannemacher and Vicky Kadesch are unable to host the event and accommodate the restrictions in place.

TGIF has been an annual event that receives clothing donations from people in the county and opens the OSU Extension Building for a giveaway open to all that want to attend.

The Paulding United Methodist church collaborates with Wannemacher and Kadesch for this event.

Wannemacher appreciates the generosity of the residents of Paulding County, but asks that no one bring donations to the OSU Extension Building this year.

This is Wannemacher and Kadesch’s last year as chairmen of the event. The future of the event is unknown.

Wannemacher did mention, though, that “there have been conversations between our church and other churches and associations, but nothing has been decided.” She is hopeful that there will be something created to continue to help the community during the holidays.