Community Harvest Festival plans block party


With last year’s Community harvest festival being such a booming success, winning the Ohio Wesleyan Chapter Program of the year award, and with the hopes of bringing the northwest neighborhood community together for another great afternoon; The Chi Phi fraternity, in cooperation with Asbury Church, the Women’s City Club and the Northwest Neighborhood Association, are coordinating the second annual Community block party!

“It is an honor and a challenge to be placed in charge of this festival,” said Daniel Brothers, chair of the Chi Phi Brotherhood Board. “The principal of giving back to the friendly people of the surrounding neighborhood, is something that is very easy to do. It is wonderful to watch the people I work with get so excited to make this event even bigger and better than before.”

The block party will be held in the parking lot of Asbury Church, the Chi Phi Fraternity grounds and in Franklin Street between Griswold and Lincoln, which will be blocked for the event. Activities will include something for everyone. For the kids there will be corn hole games, face painting, arts and crafts and scarecrow making. For adults, historical tours of the neighborhood, fraternity house and other buildings will be held.

Several food vendors will be on the street such as Dan’s Deli, Firedogz fire truck, and others, with a great selection of items to purchase. Tables and chairs will be in the Asbury parking lot. The fraternity serve hot chocolate and coffee. The television will be on to watch any Saturday afternoon games, and we will be having an open mike. Interested musicians please contact Daniel Brothers at 260-579-5444.

Neighbors are encouraged to bring their families, something to drink and a folding chair.

Contact Daniel Brothers at 260-579-5444 for other supplies you could loan for use during the party: outdoor games, large coffee urn, dining flies or tents (in case of bad weather).

“We hope our neighbors will join us and enjoy some food, fun and great company,” Daniels said.

The historic Northwest Neighborhood is situated in the northwest quadrant of the city of Delaware, bound by West William St to the south, the Olentangy River to the east, Pennsylvania Avenue to the north, and Euclid Avenue to the west. The Northwest Historic District was listed on the National Historic Register in 1996 and includes over 700 contributing structures.