On August 16, my neighborhood (Weinland Park) held its annual community festival. The weather was sunny and not too hot. The festival was held in the actual park after which the neighborhood is named.
We had good food and a re-dedication ceremony for the park after major improvements that have made it a much friendlier place for children to play. The tennis courts you can see in the Google map have been replaced by a modern playground. Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee made a surprise appearance after speeches from several local officials and activists.
It was very encouraging to see children running and playing in this new park. Community organizations, government programs, churches, community gardens , and even the Obama campaign had booths at the festival. I was grateful to see so many people taking ownership of this neighborhood as it continues to improve.
“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
when the wicked rule, the people groan”
“The righteous care about justice for the poor,
but the wicked have no such concern.”