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Street Closures for Popcorn Festival

The City of Marion is announcing that detours in the downtown Marion area will begin being posted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5 to accommodate activities for the upcoming Marion Popcorn Festival, being held September 7-9. Downtown streets will remain closed until the festival’s conclusion at midnight on Saturday and may remain closed into the early hours of Sunday morning for festival clean-up. Detours will occur for the followings streets:
• Center St.… Read More


Marion Community Foundation 2017 Scholarships Awarded

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Marion Community Foundation announces more than $291,000 in awards to 140 Marion area high school seniors and graduates in its 2017 Scholarship Program.
“This year, we are awarding 193 scholarships to local students to help them further their education and career goals,” said President and CEO Dean L. Jacob. “We are thankful to Marion Community Foundation’s donors who make these robust scholarship resources possible for the community.”

The 2017 award recipients include 92 graduating seniors from nine area high schools and 48 Marion area college students representing 22 colleges and universities.… Read More


FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation Awarded 2017 PRism Award

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MARION – Last Thursday night provided professional recognition for the MarionMade! community pride initiative.  The campaign was awarded a 2017 PRism Award from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  The nomination was submitted jointly by communications firm FraizerHeiby and Marion Community Foundation, the sponsor of MarionMade!

“We have been overwhelmingly pleased by the community’s response to MarionMade!,” said Lori S. Stevenson, Communications Manager for Marion Community Foundation, who accepted the award at the ceremony held at the Columbus Athenaeum.… Read More


Celebrate Marion Show Coming to Palace

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MARION – “Celebrate Marion” is a spectacular, locally produced show which will recognize and celebrate 30 individuals, businesses, and organizations which have made a positive impact on Marion, past and present. It is also a showcase of Marion-made talent who are coming home to be a part of what, according to Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, promises to be “the event of the year.”

“We’ve turned a corner and people are really ready to share and celebrate good news about Marion,” said Jacob.… Read More