There wasn’t a dull moment to be found in 2013, which was characterized by a flurry of new activity in Bexley. Here’s a brief overview of some of the highlights from 2013...
A Year of Firsts
The Main Event quickly blossomed into a monthly movie and entertainment/activity event that drew around 800 participants by the time the season hit its stride. We found ourselves playing youth “highland games” on Capital’s Main Lawn, and rocking out to Bexley’s greatest talent at September’s “Bexley’s Got Talent” talent show, and then following up an evening of activities with movies under the stars. Many many thanks to our sponsors and a generous grant from the Bexley Community Foundation for making the Main Event possible!
The Splish, Splash and Dash Youth Triathlon was a great success, with over 150 participants age 6 and up entering in a friendly swim/bike/run competition. With help from over 60 volunteers this event was a blast, and we’re already working hard on planning next year. Bexley Chautauqua - In July, Capital’s main lawn was transformed with the signature red and white striped high top of the Ohio Chautauqua. Visitors and residents were regaled with “first-person” accounts of life when Ohio was a western frontier.
The Bexley Arboretum - In March the City was certified as an arboretum by the Morton Register of Arboreta, becoming the first City to have achieved this designation. This designation is made possible because of the City’s emphasis on tracking/maintaining over 130 species of trees within City right-of-way and because of strong community support from groups such as Trees for Bexley and the Bexley Tree Commission. The City plans to continue to maintain our arboretum designation and to work with community groups to formulate educational materials and curricula centered around Bexley’s remarkable urban forest.