Greene County news

CEDARVILLE

Residence hall upgrades benefit charity

While students have been on summer vacation, Cedarville University employees have been collecting 200 mattresses and 80 bedframes that will be donated to the Bed Brigade, a Columbus-based ministry of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Representatives from Bed Brigade and Cedarville University will come together on Friday at Cedarville University to load the mattresses and frames on a truck so they can be given to lower-income people in Columbus. The mattresses and bedframes were used by college students in Johnson, Palmer, and St. Clair residence halls. Last year, Cedarville sent 215 mattresses to Bed Brigade.

“We enjoy looking for ways to give back to our community, or region,” said Dedra Wrigglesworth, manager of facility services at Cedarville University, in a release.

The partnership between the Bed Brigade and Cedarville University began last year when Jeff Stenerson from Bed Brigade contacted Cedarville’s Rod Johnson, associate vice president for operations, about the possibility of getting used mattresses for their ministry. Johnson located 215 mattresses that the university was replacing and offered them to the Bed Brigade. STAFF REPORT

XENIA

County fair set to start Aug. 2

The Greene County Fair starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, with various livestock shows and the kiddie/calf scramble.

Amusement rides open on Monday, Aug. 3, and the Country Music Concert Series begins that night with musical performances by the Young Guns of Country.

The Country Concert will continue the following evening, with Dustin Lynch and special guests Waterloo Revival.

The fair continues through Aug. 8 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia.

Cost of admission is $6 daily admission, with children 9 and younger free with a paying adult. Weekly tickets are also available for $25.

For more information, go to www.greenecountyfairgrounds.com/the-fair. STAFF REPORT

BEAVERCREEK

Kids Night Out set for July 24

A Greene County Parks & Trails naturalist and local children between the ages 6-12 will be playing games, making crafts, taking a night hike and enjoying a snack during the monthly Kid’s Night Out from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek.

Topics will include Ohio wildlife, astronomy, night sounds and more. Cost is $10 for Greene County residents and $15 for non-county residents. Please note any food allergies when registering.

For more information or to register, call 937-562- 6440, visit www.gcparkstrails.com or email info@gcparkstrails.com. STAFF REPORT

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