COVID caused the cancellation of all of our events in 2020, but we are excited to announce that the events are returning in 2021!
Save the dates and click on the links below to learn more about these upcoming events in 2021! We will update this post as more event details become available.
Rock the Monument Four Miler - Friday, June 11, 2021
Art Affair on the Square - Saturday, September 11, 2021
Simon Kenton Chili Cook-off - Saturday, September 25, 2021
Holiday Horse Parade - Friday, November 26, 2021
And Save the Dates for these 2021 Downtown Urbana Shopping Events!
The good news: when caught early, breast cancer has a 99% survival rate. Early detection is the key to a full recovery. If you or someone you love needs a mammogram, please follow the information below!
For a screening, call:
Springfield Imaging and Lab Center or Mercy Health Urbana Hospital: (937) 328-8100
The Mercy Health Mobile Mammography coach: (937) 523-9332
Donation called an investment in youth
“When the Urbana Youth Center approached us, we immediately saw the value in what they are trying to accomplish,” Freund said. “We understand that about one in three of our area children lives in poverty. We are family and community-minded and feel a strong desire to step up and be part of the change.” he added, “This effort is exactly the type of positive, forward-thinking that keeps communities strong and thriving. Investing in the future workforce isn’t just a good business decision, it is a decision to help provide youth with the means for a successful life. I believe others in the community will see the same value that we do and look forward to seeing the success of the Urbana Youth Center ripple through our town for years to come.”
The school cited low enrollment figures that were exacerbated by COVID-19.
Though students no longer take classes at the university, its campus remains in tact. In an effort to bring the property back to life, commercial real estate firm CBRE placed it on the market. There is no list price for the property.
CBRE’s Anne Rahm and Todd Greiner are marketing the campus for sale on behalf of the owner, Franklin University.
“The Urbana campus listing is a rare opportunity for both educational and institutional users as well as investors looking for a unique redevelopment opportunity,” said Rahm, Midwest regional manager for CBRE’s Public Institutions and Education Group.
For more on the campus, visit the Dayton Business Journal.
Congratulations to Urbana High School Seniors Connor Trawick (Air Force), Landon Turner (Air Force) and Trey Williams (Army National Guard) on their military commitments.
Plans set for the fall
If you like to cook and have a killer chili recipe, don’t miss this opportunity to win the grand prize of $1,000. Additional winners will pocket $500, $300, $200 or $100 as runner-up. The discounted entry fee of $25 expires Sept. 10. Entries received after that date will be $50. Entries are limited to the first 50 teams (a team is limited to 4 members) and everyone must submit a written application. Applications to enter the competition are available online at www.chilicookoffofurbana.com.
Take advantage of the early discount and shake out those aprons, get out those pots and pans and create the best chili in Champaign County!
The festival is sponsored by the Monument Square District and is held in conjunction with the Hoopla Parade featuring the Dayton Antioch Shriners and their miniature vehicles. Applications for the parade are available on the Festival website and 4-H groups, ball teams, scouts, church groups and area bands are invited to join the fun.
“This is truly a family affair – something for everyone,” said Chairman Bean. “ To ensure a safe environment, we will adhere to all COVID protocols in place at the time of the event.
To reserve a ride, click here. Rides will depart at 1:00 and 5:30 pm. Rides are weather dependent and due to COVID restrictions, the number of seats is limited. The airport ramp will be open from 9-6 with the plane arriving about 9:30 am. Entrance to the ramp is free (donations accepted ) and a tour of the plane is only $10.00. Don’t miss this chance to experience a piece of history!
Grants will be awarded no later than June 30, 2021. Restoration work funded with the matching grants must be completed by December 31, 2022.
During the past five years, CCPA commercial matching grants have been awarded for preservation projects at: Gloria Theater, Sowles Hotel, Douglas Hotel, Carmazzi’s, 38 Monument Square, 123, 221 and 222 N. Main St., 114-116 Scioto, and 115 Locust Street all in Urbana, and 10 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg.
During the past five years, CCPA residential matching grants have been awarded to preservation projects at: 569 S. Main St., 139 E. Reynolds St., 200 W. Reynolds St. , 302 W. Reynolds St., 200 Scioto St., 413 Scioto, 883 Scioto St., in Urbana; 4 High St., in Mechanicsburg; and 202 N. Springfield St. and 259 W. Walnut St. in St. Paris.