Blue Star Welcome Week 2021
with Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio in partnership with CSX

In honor of the 2nd annual Blue Star Welcome Week, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio Chapter is grateful for the opportunity to welcome your family to the area.

During this celebratory week, we have some special perks, activities, resources, and encouraging messages in store for you.

Register your family today to join us from September 25th - October 3rd! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Registered families will receive the following digital items:
  • A special welcome video
  • Blue Star Welcome Week Resource Guide, featuring a Bill's Donuts coupon
  • Blue Star Welcome Week Bingo Card - play and tag us on our Facebook page - (Bingo participants will be entered to win a family board game, and the winner will be announced on Friday, October 8th during FlyerTalkFriday.)

Blue Star Welcome Week Activities:

Height Chart Activity with Atrium Medical Center
Date: Sunday, September 26th
Time: 1-3 PM
Location: Atrium Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Middletown, OH 45005
We understand that you move frequently, and tracking your child's growth is not always possible. Join us on Sunday, September 26th to make charts that will help you record your child's growth! During this activity, you will be able to design each of your child's charts! Drive-Thru to pick up supplies to complete at home. Those in attendance will be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Chili Night with Skyline Chili
Date: Wednesday, September 29th
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: 1321 OH-63, Monroe, OH 45050
Support our Chapter during Chili Night at Skyline Chili in Monroe on Wednesday, September 29th! Skyline Chili will donate a portion of your purchase to Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio. Families can choose to participate through dine-in, carry out, or drive-thru. Make sure to alert the store that you are with Blue Star Families! Submit photos from dining out for a good cause to on or before Sunday, October 3rd, to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Kickball Drive-Thru and Park Event
Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 1- 3 PM
Location: Franklin City Schools Football Stadium and Park, 7398 OH-123, Franklin, OH 45005
Military families and frontline workers: register to join us as we enjoy a game of kickball to welcome new families to the community! Food provided by Joella's Hot Chicken in Mason, OH. Registered families will have the option to stay at the park and play kickball at one of the four kickball stations, or pick up their #BSFNewKicksOnTheBlock welcome bag filled with goodies via a drive-thru. All attendees will receive a #BSFNewKicksOnTheBlock welcome bag filled with the following:
- Blue Star Families reusable grocery tote
- Gift from the Cincinnati Bengals
- Gift from the Dayton Dragons
- Gift from the Cincinnati Cyclones
- Coupons to local restaurants
- Blue Star Families Ball Cap | T-Shirt | Apron | Lunch Bag | Water Bottle
- Home Depot DIY Kits
- Kickball

Again, welcome to the community! We're so happy to have you here.

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An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where multiple people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.

We at Blue Star Families strive to empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors — both people and organizations — to create strong communities of support. As part of our core mission, Blue Star Families seeks to ensure military families experience a sense of belonging and welcome in the communities in which they live. As a result, we are once again beginning to host in-person events and want to do so in a safe way that gives our members, staff, consultants, and volunteers confidence.

By signing up today, we'll activate your free Blue Star Families membership! The fun is just getting started as you'll soon access a number of benefits⁠—from exclusive event invites to innovative programs, discounts from our amazing partners and supporters, and a greater sense of connectedness and support along your journey.