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Book sale

The Harrisburg Library, 1036 High St., sponsors an ongoing book sale Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Some books sell for $5 a bag, others range from $10 cents to $1. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good condition.

All proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association. Donations are tax deductible.

Screenings at Evans

Amity Care Home Health Services provides a nurse at the E.L. Evans Senior Center in Grove City to do free diabetic screening and blood pressure testing every third Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Cholesterol testing is available for $5 per test. For more information call Amity Care Home Health at 334-6800.

Local authors need old photos

Local authors Janet Shailer and Laura Lanese are seeking photographs to be incorporated into a regional history book about Grove City to be published by Arcadia Publishing in fall 2008 as part of Arcadia’s "Images of America" series.

This project is also part of the local Attics to Archives program and the scanned copies will become part of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society’s permanent collection. All originals will be returned as promptly as possible to the owners.

The historical society is looking for old photographs (pre-1952) larger than 3 inches by 3 inches in size and smaller than 11 inches by 14 inches. Pictures of landscapes and buildings are most important. Selected photos may be included in the Arcadia book.

For information, call Janet Shailer at 871-1972 or Laura Lanese at 537-3816.

PVHS reunion

The Pleasant View High School class of 1968 will hold their 40th class reunion on Aug. 9 at the Marriott Columbus, 5605 Blazer Pkwy. in Dublin. For additional information, Deb (Bennett) Price at 876-8038, Diana (Wharton) Good at 851-1046 or Debbie (Barber) Vance at 878-9868.

FHHS 1966 reunion

Franklin Heights High School, class of 1966, will be holding a 60th birthday party reunion on Aug. 2, from 12-6 p.m. at Heimat Haus, 4555 Jackson Pike (Route 104). Contact Becky (Sweazy) Malone for details and to RSVP by calling 801-9059 or e-mail bmalone@columbus.rr.com.

Central High 1948 reunion

The Central High School class of 1948 will hold its 60th class reunion on July 13 at COSI from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact John Allen at 875-4359, Bill Rector at 889-5608, Ardie Schirtzinger at 272-0295, Florance (Voss) McCarty at 876-2181 or Susan (Jones) Metzger at 901-2678.


Harrisburg fish fry

The Sherman Lodge 470 in Harrisburg started its annual fish fry. The event will run every Saturday, except for holiday weekends, until the last weekend in August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Youth tennis program

A youth tennis program will be held at Grove City High School for South-Western City School students in grades 5-9, June 16-20 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program will emphasize learning the fundamentals of tennis. Ann Grossman Wunderlich, Grove City native and former state champion, will be a guest speaker. There is no cost. Tennis rackets will be provided. For more information, contact Dan Witteman at 875-1444 or 270-6728.

Bowling for charity

Saxton Real Estate is sponsoring a Bowling for Relay for Life event, for all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held at Western Lanes, 500 Georgesville Road, on June 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $9 for each child, and includes, pizza, soda and a maximum of three games of bowling. Shoe rental is free. To register or for more information, call Kim Sothard at 883-1401, or Jerry Hunt at 883-1421. Lanes are limited.


Charity golf at Pinnacle

First Service Federal Credit Union will hold its’ fifth annual charity golf outing on  June 24 at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City.

Teams of four will have the opportunity to participate in a golf scramble to help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network with proceeds to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. During this year’s event, participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart, a boxed lunch, skill contests, a hole-in-one prize, door prizes, a dinner buffet, and a silent auction.

Anyone interested in participating in the event or making a donation, contact Catherine Roebuck at 920-6351 or visit www.firstcu.com.

GCHS class of 1968

The Grove City High School class of  1968 is planning their 40th class reunion on Oct. 4 at the Pinnacle Golf Club. The committee is in the process of gathering contact  information and asks that classmates contact Jama (Freshcorn) Lykins, jamadarlene@aol.com, 447-8565 or Cheryl (Cimin) Grossman at 875-7775.

GCHS class of 1973

The Grove City High School class of 1973 is planning their 35th class reunion on Oct. 4 at the Pinnacle Golf Club. The committee is in the process of gathering contact information and asks that classmates contact Kathy (Durham) Copas, kcopas@bricker.com, 204-8309 or 227-4954.

Educational Foundation golf outing

The South-Western Schools Educational Foundation is hosting its annual golf outing on June 9 at Oakhurst Country Club.

The cost for the shotgun start, four-person scramble is $75 per person or $300 for a group of four. The package includes lunch, golf cart, door prizes and trophies for the winners.

The outing is open to the public. All proceeds provide scholarships to graduating students of South-Western City Schools. For more information, contact Greg Burke at 851-7006 or visit swcseducationalfoundation.org.


GCHS basketball camp

Grove City High School will host a girls basketball summer camp for students entering grades 3-9. The camp runs from June 23-26 from 8:30 am to noon and the cost is $50. Applications can be downloaded at grovecitygreyhounds.com or you can call 801-3313.

Survivor’s dinner

The Grove City Relay for Life is looking for cancer survivors to join them for their Survivor Dinner which kicks off the Relay for Life June 20-21 at Grove City High School.  

The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 20 in the Grove City High School commons area where the program will include a featured speaker that will update the guests on the latest in cancer treatment and prevention. Each survivor can bring a guest to the dinner, which is being provided at no cost, thanks to the generosity of the Grove City Rotary and Larry and Sue Corbin who donate the food.

After the dinner, the survivors are welcomed to the track to take the ceremonial first lap of the 2008 Relay for Life.  

To register, contact Jason Ellis at 801-0259 by June 6. For more information on forming a team, volunteering or becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Cotton at 871-6057 or visit www.grovecityrelayforlife.com.


Central 77th reunion

The Central High School class of 1931 will hold its 77th class reunion on June 14 at Phillips Coney Island on West Broad Street. For additional information, contact Pauly Pence at 523-0772.


Mud volleyball tourney

The 23rd annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio, will take place on July 26 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. in Grove City.

Gates open at 7 a.m.  Play begins at 9 a.m. Players, referees and volunteers are needed. The cost to participate is $300 per a team of 8-12 players.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation.

For additional information, visit www.epilepsy-ohio.org or call 261-1100.


Amazing "Grove City" Race

Brains, brawn and a little luck is the theme of the first annual Amazing "Grove City" Race on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Form a team of two or four people, age 6 or older (the team must include a legal driver). Teams must provide their own transportation to complete tasks at locations around town. Bring a healthy sense of fun – and a swimsuit for one participant.

The fee is $20 per team; t-shirts are included for each team member. Teams can sign up by contacting Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050 for registration information, or stop by the office in City Hall at 4035 Broadway weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is  June 30.

Summer Sizzle concerts

Beginning June 6, and continuing every Friday and Saturday evening through August, the 2008 Summer Sizzle Concert Series is set to fill the Grove City Town Center with music and art.

Featuring a wide array of Grove City and central Ohio musicians, Summer Sizzle is sponsored by Grove City and the Grove City Department of Parks and Recreation. Concerts are held on Friday and Saturday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Town Center Plaza at Park Street and Broadway. Admission is free.

Friday evening concerts will also feature family-oriented activities. On Saturday evenings Grove City Tomorrow will support arts on the streets of Grove City Town Center, again this year, with art and music in conjunction with the Summer Sizzle Concert Series. The art series sponsors are Monterey Care Center and Amity Care Home Health Services.

For more information, contact the parks and recreation office at 277-3050.

Southern Gospel in GC

First Baptist Church of Grove City, 2730 Kingston Ave., will present An Evening of Southern Gospel Music on June 8 at 6 p.m.  

The evening will include performances by nationally known and local artists.

A freewill offering will be taken and babysitting will be available for children up to 2 years old. For overflow parking, a shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from the concert at the head start building behind J. C. Sommer Elementary School on Kingston Avenue.

For more information, contact the church at 875-6939.  


Blood sugar screening

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association will offer a free blood sugar screenings to help determine if a person has undetected diabetes at the Grove City Health Fair, 2030 Stringtown Road, on June 14 at 9 a.m.

The screening takes just one minute and requires only a drop of blood. Individuals age 25 or older should be checked for diabetes, particularly if they are among the high-risk groups including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, people who are overweight or those with a family history of diabetes. The risk for diabetes increases as a person ages.

Call the Central Ohio Diabetes Association office at 884-4400 or 800-422-7946 to find additional screening locations.

BRHS summer sports camps

Bishop Ready High School has announced a series of sports camps scheduled this summer for middle school and high school students.  Camps are open to all qualifying students.  

Boys Basketball Camp for incoming 9th graders is scheduled for June 10-12 from 5:30-8 p.m.; camp for 5th and 6th graders is scheduled for June 16-19 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and camp for students in grades 7 and 8 is scheduled for June 23-26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Baseball Camp is scheduled for June 16-19, 1:30-3:30 p.m., and is open to boys and girls ages 7-14.

Football Camp for students in grades 5 through 8 will be held June 16-19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; for incoming freshmen, the camp will be held from July 14-18, time to be announced.

Volleyball Camp is June 17-19 in two sessions: for students in grades 4-6 the sessions are daily from 3-5 p.m.; for students in grades 7 and 8, the sessions run daily from 5:30-8 p.m.  An Advanced Camp under the direction of Muskingum Head Coach Bea Zicha runs June 30, and July 1-3 from 9 a.m. to noon and is for students in grades 9-12.

Girls Basketball Camp will run in two sessions:  for students in grades 4 and 5, camp will be held July 14-17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon; for students in grades 6-8, sessions will be held July 21-24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Additional information, including costs, is available on the Bishop Ready Web site:  www.brhs.org (go to athletics on the menu, then Summer Camps) or by calling the athletic department at the school at 276-5263.

Fishing Day

Reel in the kids, snag your fishing poles, bait, cameras and lawn chairs and join Grove City Parks and Recreation, the Grove City Rotary Club, and the Grove City YMCA for the annual Family Fishing Day from 8 a.m. to noon on June 7, at Rotary Lake in Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road.

Pick a spot on a dock or fish from the shore at this catch-and-release event. Participants may bring their own refreshments; please do not bring glass containers.

This is a family event, and all children must be accompanied by adults. No fishing license is required, but there is a limit of one fishing pole per person. Bait provided by Wal-Mart will be available at the site, as will a limited amount of fishing equipment for loan. The Rotary Club will distribute special photo mats, and the YMCA will give instructions on canoeing between 10 a.m. and noon.

For additional information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 277-3050.

Slide dedication

Join in the fun at the Big Splash on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. when the water park’s second slide will be dedicated during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new slide is a tubular enclosed slide, 28 feet tall and 193 feet long.

We’re working on the goal, Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage set, of $500 in donations to the Grove City Food Pantry. The goal must be met before he’ll take the inaugural trip down the slide. The Big Splash will sponsor food pantry events throughout the summer. The events will be held rain or shine.

Rabies clinic

The Franklin County Board of Health will hold a rabies immunization clinic on June 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St. In Hilliard.

The cost is $6 per shot, cash only. No appointment necessary. All animals must be on a leash on in a carrier. For more information, contact the board of health at 462-3160.

Golfing for epilepsy

Oakhurst Country Club in Grove City will be the site of the inaugural Eagles for Epilepsy golf tournament. The charity event benefits The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio. The outing will be on June 26 and will be a four person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Information on the tournament can be at epilepsy-ohio.org or by contacting the foundation at 261-1100.

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