2018 Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival

The Xenia Rotary Club will present the fourth annual Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio. “My family and I are delighted that we can once again give this gift to the Xenia community,” said Susie Sonnycalb. Sarah Sinclair-Amend, President of Xenia Rotary Club and creator/coordinator of the event for the Rotary Club/City of Xenia for her fourth and final year, states “We are very proud that Xenia Rotary, with the help of Greene Memorial Hospital and the City of Xenia, can honor our past Rotarian and provide annual tradition for the families of Xenia and the surrounding communities.”

The Fireworks Festival is named in honor of long-time Rotarian Kevin Sonnycalb, a Xenia businessman and civic leader. The free festival will follow a timeline similar to the previous years’ events, including John E and Betty Jo Meyers Family Foundation Bounce House Zone, Children's Bike Parade, Child and Adult Fishing Derbies, Mike Hemmelgarn’s Puppet Show, Chalk Art Contest, live music (Blue Moon Soup), and end with a spectacular fireworks display by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

Xenia City Manager Brent Merriman stated, “The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks festival is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most well-attended festivals in Xenia. As it goes into its fourth season, the City of Xenia is pleased to provide essential police, fire and public service department assistance to ensure our citizens have a safe and enjoyable experience. We thank the Rotary Club of Xenia, the Sonnycalb family and the other sponsors who work hard each year to collaborate on producing such an impressive event.”

Sponsors of the event are the Sonnycalb Family, Greene Memorial Hospital, and the Xenia Rotary Club Activities at Shawnee Park are sponsored by the John E. and Betty Jo Meyers Family Foundation, Stephan Family, Hospitality Center of Rehabilitation and Healing, HB Electric and Construction, Bob Evans, Cliff Johnson, Reichley Insurance, Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Four Oaks, Anderson-Williamson Insurance, Bathfitters, and Kennedy Property Group. Six festival activities are still available for sponsorship and anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Susie Mothes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (937) 622-8013. Donations to the event can be made online at https://greenegiving.ejoinme.org/donation (please put “Xenia Fireworks” for the Account Name) or by calling Greene Giving at (937) 458-2064.

First Fridays, the popular summertime downtown Xenia events, will also be in full swing on July 6, 2018 and will include sidewalk vendors, food trucks, cruise-in, street performers, bouncy houses, bands and children’s carnival games. They will be accepting downtown vendor applications for the fireworks festival date (July 6), as well as allof their 2018 First Friday events. More information about how to participate contact (937) 372-1436, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Facebook (search "First Fridays in Xenia").

About Xenia Rotary
For over 97 years, Xenia Rotarians has assisted in the improvement of our community and the support of those in need. Local leaders for local causes and international giving for humane causes. For more information about membership or to make a donation, visit www.Facebook.com/XeniaRotary or www.XeniaRotary.org.

Xenia Rotary Community Pancake Day April 4, 2018:
Join us and your community for the Xenia Rotary Community Pancake Day feast at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The day includes the first annual Best Pancake in Greene County contest with some of Greene County's best restaurants competing for the title. There will also be a Pancake Poetry contest with students from Cedar Cliff, Xenia, and Yellow Springs schools performing their best work.

Tickets are free, donations gratefully accepted. All contributions will help fund this year's Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks and other Rotary Club community giving efforts.

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Visit eXploreXenia.com for more information about the Keven Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival, First Fridays or the City of Xenia.

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