City of Green Hosts a 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Challenge this Summer
to Commemorate the City’s
Green, OH – This summer the City of Green is hosting a 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Challenge for residents to commemorate the City’s 25th year. The Silver Coin Challenge encourages residents to attend various summertime events and engage activities in the city.
To participate in the challenge, residents may pick up a Silver Coin Challenge bingo card beginning May 1 at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd, or download it online at www.cityofgreen.org/silvercoin. Once they complete a “bingo” or five of the 25 activities listed, they can turn in their card to receive their City of Green 25th Anniversary Commemorative Coin.
Challenges include attending City of Green events such as the Farmers Market, Concerts-in-the-Park, Memorial Day Ceremony, FreedomFest, and art-A-Palooza; visit Green parks; patronize local businesses; recycle; attend City Council meetings and so on.
“The idea is to challenge residents to learn more about their city and the activities, services and events that we host each year,” said Justin Speight, at-Large City Council member who spearheaded the coin challenge idea. “The coin idea came about as a fun souvenir to mark the anniversary and reward those participating.”
Once a resident completes a “bingo” in the Silver Coin Challenge, they may mail or turn in their card to the Central Administration building to receive their commemorative coin or opt to have their coin presented to them at City Council’s annual Get the Scoop Annual Community Meeting on August 31 at 7 p.m. at the Green Community Hall in Central Park. The annual meeting hosted by City Council began in 2016 as a way to encourage residents to get to know their council members, learn more about what’s happening in the City, and enjoy some local ice cream complements of Pavs Creamery. The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.
“Coins are often presented to individuals at the completion of a challenge and we want to give those residents interested in being presented with their coin the opportunity,” said Justin Speight. “We hope some residents join us in this coin ceremony to celebrate this 25th milestone for Green.”
The 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Challenge runs May 1 through August 31, 2017. Bingo cards are currently available for download on the City’s website, along with more details and information about the challenge, at www.cityofgreen.org/silvercoin. Bingo cards will be available for pick-up at the front desk of the Central Administration Building beginning May 1 and will also be included in the May issue of the Our Town newsletter that is sent to Green households in mid-May.
Mayor’s Silver Pancake Award
At Green’s City Council meeting on April 11 when the Silver Coin Challenge was rolled out, Mayor Neugebauer issued an additional challenge to those participating. If you complete all 25 activities on the card, he will treat those participants to a “silver” pancake breakfast. Breakfast date, time and location are to be determined.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio. Register for text message alerts by texting GREENOH to 888-777.