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Central Community House turns 75!

This year marks Central Community House’s 75th Anniversary. Since 1936 Central Community House has maintained a “quiet tradition of caring” on the Near East side of Columbus. Like the neighborhood which surrounds it, Central Community House has changed and grown over the past 75 years. Through it all, Central has remained an anchor for neighborhood activities and resources. Today, Central Community House acts as a neighborhood hub, providing services such as child care, tax assistance, activities for seniors, after school programs, and so much more. Most importantly, Central continues to be a place where neighbors can gather, meet, and support each other in a safe and welcoming environment.

To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, Central Community House will be hosting several neighborhood events throughout the year. As part of the celebration, we are inviting community members to share memories or stories about Central Community House with us. If you’ve been a neighbor, a summer camper, a staff member, or had any other part in the work and life of this organization and would like to share a story please submit it to crowland@cchouse.org. We will be compiling and sharing these stories throughout the year at various different events.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming events honoring Central Community House’s 75th Anniversary!

If you would like to learn more about Central Community House’s history, please visit: http://cchouse.org/CCHHistory.pdf.

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Mardi Gras Ball

Join Old Oaks Civic Association for their 9th Annual Mardi Gras Ball!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

7 PM to 1 AM

654 Wilson Ave.

Tickets are $10/guest and include a mask, beads, all you can eat Cajun food, and one complimentary cocktail. Additional drinks will be available for $2 each. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle at 11 PM.

Festive attire or Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged for a chance to win the King and Queen Prize!

Please RSVP to Gaby Mohler at 614-668-0255. Invite your friends and neighbors!

 

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Cocoa on the Corner

The very first Cocoa on the Corner will be held Thursday, February 3rd from 2:30-4:30 at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Champion Ave. We’ll be serving up hot drinks, homemade cookies, and great conversation. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and warm up on a chilly day!

If you can’t make it this Thursday come on out any other Thursday in February. We’ll be out every week at the same time. So come enjoy a homemade cookie and a cup of hot cocoa on the corner with us!

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Interfaith Candlelight Vigil

There will be a candlelight prayer vigil for Richard Smith in front of his home at 607 S. Champion Ave. Columbus, OH 43205 this Saturday, January 22nd at 4 PM. Please continue to keep the Smith family in your prayers and join us on Saturday to show your support.

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Block Watch page added!

Check out the new Block Watch page added to the blog. On this page, you’ll find information about all the block watches operating here on the near-East side. Block watches allow residents to play an active role in preventing and deterring crime in their neighborhoods. Through block watches, residents have the opportunity to voice their concerns, share strategies for improving the neighborhood, and build relationships with city police.

Most importantly, block watches are an opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Relationships among neighbors enhance safety by ensuring that residents have eyes and ears on the street. By joining a block watch, you can be sure other neighbors are looking out for you and the community! Check out a block watch near you and start making a difference in your area.

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