2017 Hope for the Holidays Program


Help provide hope to families in need this holiday season by joining the City of Mason and Mason City Schools in the annual Hope for the Holidays program. This year, the City of Mason and Mason City Schools along with local organizations and businesses are leading efforts to give back to our community by assisting parents or guardians in providing Holiday gifts for their children. Any child through age 17 (18 if they are currently enrolled in school) is eligible to receive gifts as part of the program.

There are many ways you can help someone in need this season:

  • Adopt a family. Families, neighborhoods, organizations and businesses can adopt a family to provide for gifts for. Each participating organization will receive age and size information of your adopted family. To adopt a family, please call the City of Mason at 513-229-8555 and leave a contact name and phone number.
  • Donate new and unwrapped toys, non- perishable food or gift cards/certificates. Donations from the community will be accepted in the collection barrels at the following location through Friday, December 15:
    • Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Collection barrels will be located in the main atrium and the Police Department lobby.
    • Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, whenever the facility is open.

 To arrange for special assistance in making your donation, or if you know someone in the Mason City School District who needs assistance this holiday season, please call 513-229-8500 or e-mail jhurley@masonoh.org or dchambers@masonoh.org

Your gift will help make this a memorable holiday season for somebody special in the Mason community.



New Resident Coffee in Mason

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to meet other new residents and learn more about the area during the Community Center’s New Resident Coffee. The coffee is being hosted by Community Basket representative Carrie Monley and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

The coffee will be held at the Mason Community Center on Wednesday, December 6 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Mason Community Center is located at 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.  Refreshments will be provided by Meet Me on Main Café and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are invited to participate in Kids Korner “free” while parents learn more about the City of Mason.

New resident coffees are held on the first Wednesday of each month.


Promote Your Holiday Event with the Christmas in Mason Calendar!

If you are planning a Holiday event or activity throughout the month of December, don’t miss out on the opportunity to be included in the City’s 2017 Christmas in Mason Calendar! Local businesses and organizations can promote their Holiday event in the City’s Christmas in Mason Calendar which will be distributed at the City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1 as well as promoted on the City’s website and at Mason Community Center.


Please see the below guidelines for submissions:


  • Event or activity open for the public to enjoy
  • Takes place within City of Mason limits
  • Holiday or Winter theme


If you’d like to have your event or activity included in the Christmas in Mason Calendar please contact the City of Mason by Friday, November 17 by phone at 513-229-8500 or email at pio@masonoh.org.

City of Mason Hosts Surplus Property Auction October 21, 2017

On Saturday, October 21 the City of Mason will host a surplus property auction open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. The auction will take place at 4501 US Route 42 Mason, Ohio 45040.

For a complete list of items that will be included in the auction please visit www.southauctions.com. For more information regarding the surplus property auction please contact the City of Mason at 513.229.8500.



On Saturday, September 16 the City of Mason will host the annual Heritage Festival and parade and the event is sure to include family fun for all ages! The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the annual parade followed by activities, live music entertainment, local food vendors and exhibitors throughout the afternoon. This FREE event is open to the public and will be held at the Mason Municipal Campus located at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.


10 a.m. – Parade Begins in Downtown Mason

11 a.m. – Heritage Festival Begins at the Mason Municipal Campus

12 p.m. – Live Music by the Refranes

2 p.m. – Live Music by the Jason Owens Band

4 p.m. – Event concludes


The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mason Downtown Plaza on West Main Street/ US Route 42 and will begin traveling east on Main Street and head south on Mason-Montgomery Road. The best area for parade viewing is on Mason-Montgomery Road near the Mason Municipal Center where viewers will be able to enjoy short performances by parade participants.


Beginning at 6:30 a.m. U.S. 42/Reading Road and Main Street from Fifth Avenue to Mason Montgomery Road will be closed due to parade staging and assembly. Mason Montgomery Road from Main Street to Lakeside Drive will be closed beginning at 9:30 a.m. for the duration of the parade. The road will re-open at the conclusion of the parade which is anticipated to occur at approximately 11:30 a.m. Detour signs will be posted prior to the parade. The Mason Municipal Campus can be accessed from Nixon Park Drive throughout the duration of the parade.


Kids can enjoy access to a large variety of attractions such as various inflatables, a climbing wall, a corn maze, Segway and train rides, carnival games, crafts and more! Kids’ activities require a wristband that can be purchased inside Mason Community leading up to the event and at information tents on the day of the event. Kids zone wristbands are $5 and all proceeds raised will benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s goal of building the all-inclusive Common Ground Playground.

At 12 p.m. live music will begin on stage with The Refranes playing a mix of blues, soul and rock and roll! At 2 p.m. stick around for the best of modern country by the Jason Owens Band.

Parking for the event is available at Corwin Nixon Park, Pine Hill Lakes Park, Mason High School and Mason Middle School.

For more information on the 2017 Heritage Festival please visit www.imaginemason.org or call the City of Mason at 513.229.8500. We hope to see you there!



Mason Community Center Brings Programming Opportunities Closer to Home

The Mason Community Center is providing the opportunity to partner with local Home Owners Associations to further the City of Mason’s mission for building a culture of wellness! Mason Community Center programming expertise combined with neighborhood facilities provides a unique opportunity to bring health and wellness closer to home for Mason residents.

The Community Center is home to a wide variety of fitness, health, wellness and educational opportunities. The Mason Community Center is one of the 10,000 facilities in the world offering Les Mills™ classes. Les Mills formats offer large and small group fitness classes that challenge you in an addictive workout experience. In addition to fitness classes the Community Center can offer classes such as CPR training, self-defense training, art classes, yoga classes, fitness assessments and swim safety. Classes can be tailored for residents of all ages from children to seniors!

If you’re interested to see how the City of Mason can improve the quality of life for our residents by offering on-site health and wellness activities at an affordable price, please visit the City’s website at www.imaginemason.org or contact Dan Chambers at dchambers@masonoh.org or call 513-229-8555 for more information.

2018 Calendar Photo Contest

Don’t miss out on this year’s Annual Calendar Photo Contest and become part of the tradition!

Annually the official City Calendar is released in conjunction with the Mason Heritage Festival. In this day and age with electronic calendar options the Mason Annual Calendar remains one of the most sought after memorabilia of the Festival! Over 2,000 calendars are distributed to residents and others. Enter your photograph and become part of this historic tradition.

The contest is open to the public and FREE! Simply take your favorite photograph in Mason and submit to the City for consideration. Winners are announced at a Council meeting just prior to the Heritage Festival. Winning photographs are also displayed at the Mason Community Center and may be used in other City promotional opportunities.

For more information, including an entry form, visit www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do. Digital entries are preferred and can be submitted through a drop box link on the City of Mason’s website.

Professionally printed entries may also be mailed to or dropped off at Mason Municipal Center, attn. Calendar Photo Contest, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040. May 19 is the last day to submit photos for the 2018 calendar. Photos from all seasons are encouraged!

The cost of the calendar is supported by sponsorship ads from area merchants and service providers. Orders are now being accepted for ads in the 2018 calendar. To inquire about advertising opportunities your business, please call 513.229.8510 or visit www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do.

Winners of the contest will be selected in June for the 2018 city calendar. Visit the City’s booth at the Heritage Festival in September to get a copy of the 2018 City Calendar.