By Mayor Ben Garlich
This has been an extremely active month for the Village as well as many local community organizations. The Cancer Society Relay For Life was held recently and the weather was perfect. The Middlefield Chamber of Commerce hosted the Geauga Consumer Connection on May 8; it was well attended and The M.A.C (Middlefield Activity Committee) along with the VFW are finalizing their preparations for the Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 27. The parade will begin at noon, which is 1 hour later than last year, as the Veterans are involved in the ceremonies in Huntsburg and Parkman earlier in the day. The parade will start at Middlefield Fire Station and conclude at the cemetery. Children are again encouraged to decorate their bikes with a patriotic theme and join in the parade. The VFW will conduct the ceremony at the cemetery and be serving hot dogs and hamburgers immediately following at the VFW. I encourage all residents to attend and show their appreciation to all those who made it possible for us to reside with freedom in this great country.
When Ben Garlich took over as mayor of Middlefield Village on January 1, 2012, he had one thing on his mind – build the economic base of this community.
"I wanted to get the Village of Middlefield back on the growth track," explains the no-nonsense Garlich, who is also employed at Dillen Products as the plant manager.