Marion Township Greenway Founders' Brick Club
The Marion Township Greenway Founders' Brick Club fundraising program continues!
The Marion Community Greenway Project is making progress towards land acquisition for construction of the multi-use path. Construction is planned for 2021 and bid notification will be made as soon as land acquisition is complete. The Ohio Capital Budget also recently awarded $85,000 to the project. The Ohio Capital Budget funds, plus the grant award of $869,500 from the Ohio Public Works Commission by the way of the Clean Ohio Fund Green Space Conservation Program will help to soon make the path a reality!
This project would not be possible without the generosity and support of many organizations, businesses and people, all of which help make this community incredible! The generosity of the community continues to shine as we get closer to our fundraising goal to make the 2.1 mile multi-use path a reality.
Be part of the foundation of the Marion Township Greenway by pledging your support to help raise the remaining $39,000 of the total $305,500 local funds needed to complete the project.
Donations over $2,500 will be recognized on a plaque along the Marion Township Greenway and donations over $500 will be recognized with an engraved brick in the Marion Township Greenway. For more information about donation opportunities, the pledge program, or to become a Founders' Brick Club member, please download the form below.
Welcome to the Marion Communities!
The Marion Communities encompass the area served by Marion Local schools in Maria Stein, Ohio, including Cassella, Chickasaw, Maria Stein, Osgood, Saint Sebastian and Saint Rose. All of the communities are located in southern Mercer County, with the exception of Osgood, which is located in northern Darke County.
The area is largely homogeneous German Catholic, as reflected by the existence of a vibrant Catholic church in each of the six communities as well as the hard work ethic instilled in its residents. The area is also intensely agricultural with high concentrations of live stock.
Mercer County often has the lowest unemployment rate in the state and Mercer and Darke counties are traditionally among the leaders in agricultural production. The Marion Community contributes significantly to both of these accomplishments.
You'll find that there are exciting business opportunities for you to work, or start a business here. The Marion Community and surrounding communities support a wide variety of businesses and industries employing local residents. We are proud that many young professional couples have “moved back” choosing to raise their families here because of the quality of life inherent in the community.
PARKS & RECREATION
These fun-filled festivals provide activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy the nationally known Country Fest Tractor Square Dance, a tractor pull, cruise-in car show, rides, games and a petting zoo, just to name a few. Take part in a volleyball, basketball, corn hole or dodge ball tournament, Mini-Indy races, Diaper Derby, a 5k run and much more!
The Marion Community was built on a strong religious foundation. That foundation is evident as you approach each community and notice a vibrant catholic church. These churches include Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Precious Blood, St. John the Baptist, St. Nicholas, St. Rose and St. Sebastian. The structures highlight the hard work and dedication of the early German Catholic settlers of the region.