Kiwanis annual picnic set for June 28

Submitted photo More than 600 residents enjoyed the picnic in the park last year. This year’s picnic is June 28.

Greene County News Report

XENIA —The Xenia Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a special community picnic in the park beginning 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Shawnee Park.

Last year more than 600 enjoyed the day which featured a free meal, entertainment for the children with face painting, balloons, bouncy houses, clowns, the Greene County Bookmobile, and a concert by the Greene County Adult Concert Band.

The meal will be a hot dog, chips, a cookie, and water and will be served prior to the concert by the Greene County band’s performance 6:30 p.m.

Six years ago, the Kiwanis Ox Roast became Picnic in the Park, which normally was a fundraiser for the club to help philanthropic efforts to fund youth activities. For the second straight year, the event will not be a fund-raiser but just a free community event.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Most of the Xenia club’s service projects are to benefit children and youth activities locally. Dinner meetings will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Service Center, 130 E. Church St., beginning July 7. For more information about the club, call Michael DiCuirci at 937-376-2328.