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Worthington citizens group to share results of survey


The results of a residents survey regarding uses for the Worthington United Methodist Children’s Home property will be released during a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St.

Presented by the Worthington Alliance for Responsible Development (WARD), the meeting will focus on the group’s recent activities and is free and open to the public.

“The survey has garnered a very high response,” said Fred Yaeger, a member of WARD’s planning group.

The level of response demonstrates that interest in the UMCH property goes far beyond the adjacent neighborhoods, he said.

“This is clearly a citywide issue,” Yaeger said.

The survey was conducted Feb. 27 through March 7.

During the March 19 meeting, WARD also will distribute identity buttons, which members have been wearing in support of the group. A voluntary contribution of $2 for the buttons will be collected to help defray expenses.

Membership in WARD, the citizen group founded shortly after the proposed sale of the land was announced last year, is open to all Worthington residents.

Worthington residents can stay connected with WARD through Facebook, at Worthington Alliance for Responsible Development; through Google Groups, at WARD Members Google; or through email, at wardworthington@gmail.com.

WARD also has a YouTube site at TheWARDWorthington.