Village Life
From left, Moya Shea, Karen McKee and Judy Skillings met over cold drinks and YSopoly on Saturday at a West Limestone Street block party, one of 11 gatherings sponsored by the Human Relations Commission that occurred in the streets of Yellow Springs over the weekend. While the official events are over, neighbors still have many weeks of good weather left to gather their own street party. Organizers are asked to contact police about closing a road for an event. See more photos below. (Photos by Anisa Kline)

From left, Moya Shea, Karen McKee and Judy Skillings met over cold drinks and YSopoly at last year's block party on West Limestone Street. block party, Preparations for this year's parties are beginning. (Photos by Anisa Kline)

Annual block parties announced

The annual Yellow Springs neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission, or HRC, will be this August. Confirmed parties include:

  • Spillan 1300 block, Sun., Aug. 10, 1–5 p.m., hosted by Gary Greenberg & Marjorie McLellan
  • Park Meadows, Sun., Aug. 10, 4–7 p.m., hosted by Jane Brown & Paul Beck
  • Omar Circle, Sat., Aug. 16, 5–9 p.m., hosted by Stephanie & Jason McClean
  • Cliff Street, Sat., Aug. 16, 5–9 p.m., hosted by Marie Hertzler & Brian Maughan
  • Golden Willow Road, Sat., Aug. 16,5–9 p.m., hosted by Adrianne Miller
  • Whiteman/Davis streets, Sat., Aug. 23, 5–8 p.m., hosted by Susan Gartner & Holly Underwood
  • Robinwood, Sun., Aug. 24, 3–7 p.m., hosted by Patti Purdin
  • Pleasant/Walnut streets, date & time to be confirmed, hosted by Hannah & Isaac DeLamatre
  • Kingsfield Court, date & time to be confirmed, hosted by Leonard Kramer
  • Fair Acres, date & time to be confirmed

The HRC is looking for villagers willing to organize a party for their neighborhood. Materials and a small stipend for supplies will be provided. Those interested should contact HRC member Chrissy Cruz at 937-270-4722 or hrc {at} yso(.)org.

The parties are a fun way to get to know neighbors and build the village’s community spirit, according to the HRC.

 

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