DARN Annual Clothes Collection

November 30th @ Montrose & Dec 1st @ Jeffrey Mansion

DARN will be collecting winter gear (e.g., jackets, hats, gloves, and boots) along with gently used clothes and in support of the Bexley Middle School, we are also collecting the following items: sleeping bags, rain boots, and rain jackets. Please make sure all items are clean, placed in bags, and please sort bags by size and label.

Drop-Off Details:
Friday, November 30, 2018 at Montrose Elementary from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Jeffrey Mansion from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

DARN Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays
Want to help a Bexley family in need of support over the holiday season? There are many ways to help! 
1. Adopt an entire family ($200-$750).
2. Purchase an individual ($50-$125)
3. Contribute $25 Target/Walmart/Kroger gift cards.
4. Purchase $10 gift cards to Main Street eateries.

Gift cards can be dropped off at the DARN Table at the Bexley Festival of the Arts @ Montrose and Bexley Pancake Breakfast @ Jeffrey Mansion. Gift cards will also be collected during the DARN gently-used clothing drive.

If you are interested in donating gift cards, please contact Maja Maley
If you are interested in purchasing holiday gifts for a Bexley family in need, please contact Erica Drewry  DARN greatly appreciates your support!  To learn more about DARN, visit


Special City Council Meeting to discuss trash proposals and rates

There will be a Special City Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on November 27th for the discussion of proposed trash collection options and rates.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to provide input and discussion regarding this issue.  This meeting will be followed by the City's regular City Council meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to stay for this meeting as well.




Neighbors Helping Neighbors Volunteers Needed

As the temperatures get colder and we prepare for the winter elements, we are looking for volunteers for our "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" program. This program was designed to help the neighbors in our community who are unable to rake leaves or shovel sidewalks (and other maintenance needs) due to physical constraints. We pair volunteers with neighbors close to their home, so the commute to volunteer is never far. If you'd like to be added to our list of volunteers, please email David Hrdlicka, the City's Code Enforcement Officer. Any help is greatly appreciated! For more information on this program, please visit!


Get Your Turkey Trot On!

Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 22nd, 8:00 am

Hosted by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bexley, this will be a 5K race and 2K family walk to show an interest in helping feed hungry people in our community. In memory of Pete Lowder, long time Bexley resident and member of St. Alban’s, who conceived the idea of an enjoyable charity race. The 5th annual Bexley Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving morning starting and finishing at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bexley. To date, the Bexley Turkey Trot has raised $35,000. or 144,000 meals. All proceeds from the 2018 race registrations will benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help fight hunger in Central, Ohio. To register, please click here


Wellness Walks - Diabetes Awareness

Wednesday, November 14 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Jeffrey Park

Each month, hear from experts at Ohio State’s East Hospital about specific health topics as we stroll through Jeffrey Park! This is an opportunity to be active and ask questions about your health with a professional. There is no charge and everyone is welcome!

The topic for this "Wednesday Wellness Walks" will be "Diabetes Awareness" presented by a health professional in connection with Ohio State's East Hospital. Presentation will be held at 4:30 pm, and a 20 minute group walk will follow the conversation at Jeffrey Park.