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Xenia Old Fashioned Days, Sept. 12-14

Xenia’s Old Fashioned Days Festival regarded as “The Best of the Best” in Festivals, Fairs and Events, begins Friday September 12 and continues through Sunday September 14. The festival includes: National and Local On-stage, Live Entertainment, Craft Court, Food Court, Parade, Balloon Glo, Field Day, Pedal Boat Rides, Strongman Contest, Carnival Rides…and much, much more!

And that is only at Shawnee Park.

Downtown there will be music by Abbott Station, Battle of the Bands, Battle of the Banks and Realtors, strolling magician, wagons pulled by tractors, barbershop quartet, cornhole tournament, a camel (possibly for rides, possibly just to see, depending on location), and sidewalk sales on Friday and Saturday, and who knows maybe even a skit by X-Act.

Mid-town merchants also will be participating in the Old Fashioned Day festivities and sales.

And there’s still more…

X*ACT/ 2nd ACT Thrift Store 45 E Second St. will be having a sale Friday 10am-6 pm, Saturday. 12-5pm. Adult clothing can be purchased for $1.50, shorts and tank tops, $0.50 as well as sidewalk items.

The Flower Stop already kicked off a food drive that began on September 3rd-FTD Good Neighbor Day will continue through Old Fashioned Days. Food items can be donated to Xenia Area Food Fish Pantry. Bring in 2 non-perishable food items for an entry to win a number of prizes: dozen premium roses, $50 gift certificate, holiday centerpiece certificate, fruit basket, silk arrangement. (The more items you bring, the more chances you receive!!!) Drawings will be held on Saturday, September 13.

Express Yourself Coffehouse and Art Gallery will be featuring an old fashioned 10¢ cup of coffee with the purchase of any regularly priced Sandwich & Soup Combo on Friday or Saturday. Artwork will be on sale all weekend as well.

Oasis Cafe will feature Live Music by Lizz and Rex from 6-8 pm Friday, September 12, followed by Ballroom Dance lessons at 8:00 pm and dancing at 8:30 pm. Pre-dance music is free. Cost of the dance is $8 per person in advance, $10 at the door. Price includes finger food, cookies, coffee and tea.

Cricket’s Fly Guy will flying high at J&B Wireless at 116 Xenia Towne Square where cell phones may be down low for bargain shoppers.

Psss… I heard that the Liberty Tax Service is sponsoring a window decoration contest for merchants and will award the winner a free, transferable, yes, transferable personal income tax return. Maybe you can guess which merchant won. (Hint: Look for a big head and bright eyes as well as for men in dark suits hanging around.) I also heard a rumor that the IRS is NOT invited.

Schedule of events happening downtown and around town on Saturday:

Where:          Towne Square
Time/Event:  12:00   AHOP Band
1:00   Wild Blue Yonder Barbershop Quartet
2:00   Dave Davis Magician
3:00   Abott Station
5:00 – 7:00   Community Dance Rock Your Socks Off DJ

Where:           Montgomery Insurance Parking Lot
Time-Event:  10:00 – 5:00   Petting Zoo (Hole In The Wall Farms)
50 cents to feed animals. All donations will go to Xenia Fish Pantry.
Sponsored by Tiffany Jewelry and Xenia Shoe & Leather

12:00-5:00   Moon Jumping Castle $2.00 per person
Sponsored by C J’s Boutique, XAMA, Kiddie Kingdom

12:30   Kiddie Tractor Pull

1:00-3:00   Old Timers will transport people by tractor and
wagon to Kenndey Korner

Where:           Dodds Monument Parking Lot
Time-Event:  1:00-6:00   Corn Hole Contest $5.00 per person / $10.00 per team
Sponsored by Cedarville Area Chamber

For more information, go to XACC’s schedule of events.

XAMA Meeting Thursday Sept 4 at 8am

The next Xenia Area Merchants’ Association meeting will be held at Express Yourself Coffeehouse tomorrow morning (Sept. 4) just after rooster crows at 8AM. On the agenda for discussion is the up-and-coming Old Fashioned Days, development of the XAMA website, and advertising opportunities.

Buyers to merchants: we love saving bucks on good stuff. Buyers to gasoline retailers: Even other merchants love specials on gas. Go ahead–try it; you might like it. Trust me…we all will.

XAMA Events Meeting At Oasis Cafe – Mechants and Citizens Invited

Xenia Area Merchants Association is holding its next planning meeting for 2008 Xenia Merchant events on Wednesday March 19 at the Oasis Cafe at 6:15 PM. Events to be discussed include Hometown Mother’s Day, Old Fashioned Days, & Hometown Christmas. Barb Zajbel of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce will be updating us on some ideas concerning the Downtown Murals project with a short presentation. All Xenia Area Merchants and concerned citizens with a willingness to help are invited to attend.

Dinner is available at:
The Oasis Cafe
13 E. Main St.
(937) 372-6500.

For more information, contact Carolyn at Cecarolyn@aol.com

Caroline is owner of C J’s Boutique 72 S. Detroit Street Xenia, Ohio 45385 937-620-5017
Store Hours: Tues – Fri 10:00 -5:00 Sat. – 10:00 – 3:00 Closed Sun. and Mon.

XAMA Planning for Old Fashioned Days and More…

The Xenia Area Merchants Association (XAMA) met on Thursday March 6 at the Xenia Public Library. During the lively Events Committee meeting, they discussed how to involve the downtown area in this year’s Old Fashioned Days. A number of activities were proposed including a “battle of the banks,” battle of the bands, something involving old-fashioned bicycles, and a civil war reenactment.

Next, Ed Marrinan of the Greene County Community Foundation talked to the committee members about benefits of non-profit status and various options of incorporation. Committee members took the initial step of selecting association officers including Elizabeth Svendsen owner of Blue Jacket Books as secretary/treasurer and Alan King of Express Yourself Coffee House, Tim Sontag of Xenia Shoe & Repair, and Sonja Pershing of Oasis Café as co-chairpersons.

XAMA is progressing in other areas as well. One member presents marketing plans for member businesses. Adam Martin is working on the association’s logo and advertising plans. Elizabeth Svendsen presented a rough draft of the proposed Xenia visitor guide. The guide will list all shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment available with each establishment identified on a map of Xenia.

The next XAMA Events Committee meeting will be held at the Oasis Cafe at 6:15 PM on Wednesday March 19 to discuss upcoming events including a “Hometown” Mothers’ Day on Saturday May 10 and to also see a short presentation by Barb Zajbel of the Xenia Chamber concerning possible urban murals. Merchants and citizens who wish to help grow their businesses and their hometown are cordially invited to attend.