2016 Franklinton National Night Out
With over 500 attendees, 740 hot dogs served, 9 gallons of homemade salsa, and over 30 organizations involved, I think we can all agree this was another successful year at Franklinton National Night Out! Some have even said the best one yet!
This event would not be possible without the support and donations from the City of Columbus Coalition for Nonviolent Columbus, Mount Carmel West, WOSU Public Media, Franklinton Gardens, Mid-Ohio Electric, Mid/West Fresh, Defining Skin Tattoos, YMCA, Van Buren Shelter (Community Shelter Board), Franklinton County Children’s Services, Flex High School, Central High School, The Original Central High School Alumni Assoc., Judy Box, Franklinton Historical Society, Bruce Warner, Sandy Andromeda & Leslie Blankenship, Columbus Idea Foundry, and Lower Lights Christian Health Center!
We would like to give a special thanks to the planning committee, which consisted of wonderful residents, Franklinton Board of Trade, Mount Carmel West, Franklinton Gardens, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Gladden Community House.
We would also like to say thank you for the all the organizations who were involved with day-of activities, including Avondale Elementary School, Avondale Methodist Church, City of Columbus Police Department, COSI, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Mount Carmel West, COWIC, and so many more!
Lastly, we thank everyone who came out to enjoy the night. The purpose of National Night Out is for neighbors across the country to come together to interact with the police on a comfortable level, to get to know our neighbors, and to just have a good time! The only way to truly build a thriving community is to come together, especially during events like National Night Out.