WESTGATE NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION

2024 Events

Meet your neighbors and find out the latest news.

General meetings are held quarterly and are open to all. Meetings address topics of interest, issues affecting our area, implementation of projects, and upcoming social events. Membership in WNA is open to everyone who is interested in contributing to the betterment of the neighborhood. ALL ARE INVITED.

NEW LOCATION!

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church
2930 W Broad St
Columbus, OH

Tuesday, May 21
7–8:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 22
7–8:30 p.m. 

Westgate Farmers Market

WNA is proud to be a sponsor. Look for our booth at every market.

The Westgate Farmers Market was created by residents seeking to address important community needs:

  • Make healthy, locally-produced foods more accessible to west side residents
  • Teach residents the benefits of including locally-grown produce in their shopping and daily meal planning

First and Third Saturdays from June through October
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

West Gate Lodge
2925 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH

Westgate Wags and Whiskers T-Shirts

Now on Sale through Naughty Bear Apparel

Your donation will help with seed money for our 2024 event. Look for more WNA apparel to come!

Westgate 100 Years Pint Glasses

It’s a Westgate thing …

The logo was created in our neighborhood and ordered through a local small business. These one-of-a-kind, etched glasses are available for a limited time. 

We will only deliver through the neighborhood and will publish select times for pick-up at Third Way Coffee House.

$12 each

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Columbus Clippers Welcomes WNA

Columbus Clippers vs. Memphis Redbirds

We have reserved 50 seats for this event, and the Clippers will handle all the ticket sales. We will be in Section 1. (Technically, this section holds 63 seats so we could potentially fill the section!)

While the event is open to everyone, the WNA will also be providing $5 in Clippers Cash to WNA Members who attend the game. Clippers Cash can be used at concessions or the Clippers Cargo store.

Ticket Deadline: July 11 (2 weeks prior to the game). After that, any seats remaining will be made available to the public. So don’t miss out!

$10 for Adults
$8 for Youth (12 and under), Seniors (60 and older)

Thursday, July 25, 2024
Beginning 7:05 p.m.

HUNTINGTON PARK

Play Music on the Porch Day

What if for one day everything stopped… and we all just listened to the music. Take part of our own take on this worldwide event!

August 31, 2024
4–7:30 p.m., Rain or Shine

Bring a blanket, family, friends & enjoy the family-friendly entertainment; some includes music specific for the kiddos.

There will be balloons with porch numbers and start times for the participating homes. Please note: a new performance starts every 30 minutes. The performers are aware that audience members may leave early to get to the next porch or may arrive after they have started to play. Some performers may choose to play longer than 30 minutes. Please be quiet and courteous as you leave and arrive. Thank you and enjoy the music!

All details and locations to come. Please check back.

Visit PlayMusicOnThePorchDay.com for more information on this worldwide trend.

Westgate Wags and Whiskers

Join us for our 2nd annual celebration of our furry friends

Presented by Westgate Neighbors Association

With the generous support of our sponsor Schoedinger Pets

Westgate Wags and Whiskers is the ultimate pet day! This celebration of pets will include vendors, services such as grooming, veterinarians and rescues, activities, and contests.

To be a vendor, contact Mari Ann Binder Futty at 614.915.4023 or westgatewags@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 8, 2024
12–4 p.m.

West Gate Lodge, 2925 W. Broad St.

Mums & Mummies

Fun for the entire family – Festival of garden Mums and Halloween Fun!

  • Costume Contests and Parade for both kids & pets
  • Games and Activities
  • All creatures & critters welcome!
  • “Trunk” or Treat and Food
  • Fireside Stories
  • Hundreds of colorful garden Mums in this unique collection for guests to stroll through
  • Baked good sale
  • Mum Sale & Raffle

Sunday, October 13, 2024
2–4:30 p.m.

Westgate Park Shelterhouse

Boo on Binns

Refreshments and treats on Beggar’s Night

Stop by our tent to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and a special treat for the kids! While supplies last.

Thursday, October 31, 2024
6–8 p.m.

Binns Island
Binns Blvd. & Olive St.

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Jingle and Mingle

A special holiday treat

Join us for a lively evening with friends, holiday cheer and raffle prizes from local businesses.

Save the date! Details to come.

PAST EVENTS IN 2024

Westgate Home and Garden Tour

Our 12th Annual Tour

On June 8, 2024, the Westgate Neighbors Association will host our 12th annual home and garden tour featuring unique homes/gardens in the historic Westgate neighborhood. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Westgate Neighbors Association’s continuing efforts to strengthen and assist the Westgate community – with a portion of proceeds to fund the Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship.

Saturday, June 8, 2024
2–6 p.m., rain or shine

Online ticket sales will open Wednesday, May 1st and run though June 7th (11:59 p.m.)

Westgate Centennial Celebration

Our neighborhood is 100 years old!

Saturday, May 18, 2024
7–10 p.m.

To celebrate our humble beginnings in 1923, we are hosting a speakeasy-style cocktail party (formal announcement to come … we’re working on it!). Dig out your pearls and feathered boas, dust off your spats, and get ready to dance the Charleston. It’s gonna be the bee’s knees!

Ticket sales will begin April 1st.

3058 W. Broad St.
(formerly Third Way Cafe)

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Welcome to Thunderwing Brewing

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

Join us for a cold beverage, some great food and lots of fun with friends and neighbors at a recently new establishment on the westside. Thunderwing is giving us exclusive use of their bonus/game room – so we are hoping for a big turnout. This event is open to WNA members as well as non-members so spread the word! Bring the entire family! Greek Village On the Go Food Truck will be there from 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
5–8 p.m.

Thunderwing Brewing
2415 Scioto Harper Dr.

WESTGATE NIGHT OUT

Game Night

BYOG! Bring Your Own Game

Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:30–8 p.m.

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church
2930 W. Broad St.

FEATURED VIDEOS

Westgate Neighborhood Identity Film Workshop

Play Video

The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant provided funding for community-based arts projects taking place throughout Franklin County. The project was implemented in partnership with the Columbus International Film and Video Festival (now defunct). It included a two-part film-making workshop with the end product being a short film about Westgate. The workshop participants were residents of the neighborhood who were interested in learning the components of filmmaking, creative storyboarding, acting and scriptwriting. It has been used as a marketing tool to potential businesses and new residents, to cultivate neighborhood pride, and to encourage residents to brainstorm for new, positive and creative aspects of Westgate.

Amount Awarded: $1,000  |  Completion Date: September 9, 2011

Westgate Neighborhood Association 10 Year Anniversary

Westgate Neighbors Association began in 2008. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary among members, friends and neighbors. We gathered at the Westgate Park Shelterhouse for an evening connecting with old and new friends met along the way. We highlighted accomplishments such as: the Westgate Home and Garden Tours, Boo on Binns and Mums & Mummies, Derby Day Dash, our book Celebrating Westgate, WNA Scholarships, Art in the Park, Mugs & Muffins, and the recreation of “The Letter B” in Westgate Park. WNA is also a proud supporter of local events such as Westgate Farmers Market and Hilltop U.S.A. 5K. Emceed by resident Dave Caperton, we recognized past board members and key event chairs with mementos of appreciation for their years of dedicated service to the neighborhood. Westgate Unexpected!

Video presentation prepared by Alan Jazak, Formation Studio.

Past Years at Mums & Mummies

Contact Garrett Raymond

Contact Kate Futty

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Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

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APPLICANT MUST

  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio OR attend West High School. (Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.)
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2023 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson

1. Executive Level

3. Site Content Editing

4. Create a Newsletter

5. Mailpoet Settings

7. Mailpoet Initial Setup

Question – are we agreed, we are not going to lock Newsletters behind the membership paywall?

Completed Tasks
  1. Removed all users that were never members, but had purchased products in the past and thus got stored as database users. 
  2. Added all users to the core group which is a placeholder group, but we should not use it to send emails from.
  3. Unsubscribed all inactive/expired members.
  4. All current users are added to their lists. WHEW!

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