Xenia to resume ‘Neighborhood Night Out’ events

Gazette News Report

XENIA — The city of Xenia is continuing its Neighborhood Night Out series which began last year.

City Manager Brent Merriman announced the city of Xenia’s plans to present and host the first “Neighborhood Night Out” series in Xenia, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Franklin Park on Dayton Xenia Road. The program allows city employees to go to neighborhoods during the spring and summer to meet and greet citizens, solicit input and share city news and updates. The first event will take place 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Franklin Park.

“We’re interested in hearing from residents and taxpayers…,” Xenia City Manager Brent Merriman said. “We hope to share updates about things going on in the city overall and to hear directly from residents of the area over any concerns they may have in their immediate neighborhood.”

The city will team with Xenia Community Schools, Central State University and Greene Memorial Hospital to share information. Hot dogs and snacks will be available as well as bouncy houses for kids, music and other materials of interest to citizens.

“We will have city personnel on-hand, including police and fire personnel, and will showcase police, fire and maintenance vehicles for children, while enjoying food prepared by our own employees,” Merriman said. “We want to ensure we are accessible and open to the residents of Xenia, and we want to join with important community partners in the process.”

Neighborhood Night Out sponsors include Kroger, Narrow Path Plumbing, Moorman’s Towing and Sider Services. More details on the City of Xenia Neighborhood Night Out can be found at XploreXenia.com, on Facebook at City of Xenia Government, or by calling the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232.

Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.