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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

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.

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

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,, 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,, 204-8309 or 227-4954.

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 or you can call 801-3313.

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 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.

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 or by contacting the foundation at 261-1100.

Barbeque benefit

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grove City, 3220 Columbus St., will hold a pork barbecue on June 28 to raise funds for Dan Potokar and his family.

The event will take place at the church’s shelter house and will begin at noon.

Potokar is a 21-year-old Ohio State football player and Grove City native, who is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer at Indiana University.

All proceeds from the event will be managed by The Ohio State University Athletic Office. For additional information, contact the church office at 875-2314.

MADD golf outing

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Ohio is hosting a golf outing on June 19 at Oakhurst Country Club to raise funds for local prevention and enforcement programs.

The format includes a four-person scramble, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $89 per person. To participate, call MADD Ohio at 885-6233 or log onto

Children’s picnic

St. Vincent Family Centers hosts its annual Children’s Picnic on June 27 from  3 to 6 p.m., at 1490 East Main St. The event is presented by Kemmlegor Financial with support from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Franklin County Children Services, the Michael Redd Foundation and the Agape Family Worship Center.

St. Vincent Family Centers serves children who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. The agency provides mental health services and programs, ranging from outpatient and deaf services to preschool and school age partial hospitalization programs. For the picnic, planned activities include arts and crafts, face painting, games and prizes.

For more information, call 252-0731 or visit

Luau at Friends Worship

The Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, will host a luau on July 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event features water fun, games, prizes, music and food. For additional information contact the center at 296-7335.

Father’s Day service

St John’s will hold a special service honoring fathers or other special father figures on June 15 at 11 a.m. during the contemporary worship service at the church, located at 3220 Columbus St. Bring your lawn chair during the outdoor service. For more information, contact the church office at 875-2314 or Chad Whyte at 1-888-450-5374.

Furniture drive

CNDL4JC Furniture Ministry is holding a furniture drive on June 21 at Grove City High School parking lot. The ministry is looking for people to bring their unwanted but usable furniture to Hoover Road, between noon and 4 p.m. All donations are qualified tax-deductible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick up, call 327-2244.

Summer reading program

The Harrisburg Library is registering for the summer reading program Catch the Reading Bug At Your Library.

The six week long program, beginning June 25 and ending July 30, is designed to challenge kids (ages 3-12) to sharpen their reading skills and reward them for their efforts. The program runs from 10 to 11 a.m.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Stop by, 1036 High St., or call the library at 877-4065 for more information.


Grace of God Lutheran Church, 1000 Demorest Road, will have a cruise-in car show on June 21 at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Over-flow free parking is available across the street at Franklin Heights High School. Car registration is $10 and registration must take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have questions or wish to register a car, call the church office at 274-6066.

BR Summer Social

Bishop Ready High School is holding a Summer Social on June 20, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Silver Knight Gym at Bishop Ready High School. Cost is $5 and it is open to everyone aged 21 and older. Proof of age required for entrance. The event will include food, music, dancing and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Bishop Ready athletic programs. For more information, contact athletic director Ralph Locke at 276-5263.

Central High class of 1973

The Central High School Class of 1973 will hold its 35-year reunion Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., at the Grove City Elks Lodge, 2140 Sonora Dr., Grove City.

Contact Naomi Johnson at 619-1846 or for more information.

Basketball camp

Grove City High School will host a girls basketball summer camp for girls entering grades 3-9. That dates are June 23-26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and the cost is $50. Applications can be downloaded at or call 801-3313.

Grove City Water Garden Tour seeking participants

The Keep Grove City Beautiful Committee is planning its first Twilight on the Water Garden Tour in September. What’s a water garden tour? It’s just like the garden tour, only it features gardens that include water-themed elements such as ponds, fountains or waterfalls. Enjoy all that water gardening encompasses, from aquatic plants and flowers to the birds, butterflies, frogs and fish.

The group is seeking participants for this new tour. If you are interested, contact Linda Rosine, environmental specialist at 277-1104.The deadline for entry is June 30.

Westland boosters golf outing

The Westland High School Football boosters will hold its first annual golf outing on Aug. 8 at the Marysville Golf Club, 13683 State Route 38. Registration and the putting cost will be at 7:45 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person, and includes golf, cart and lunch. The boosters are also seeking corporate sponsors for the event. For more information, contact Jeannie Reffett at 519-4721 or

Harrisburg hog roast

The Harrisburg VFW Post 11208 will host a hog roast on June 28 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include pork, potato salad, baked beans, rolls and dessert for $8. The public is welcome. The post is located at 1010 High St. in Harrisburg. For more information, call 877-1941 after 4 p.m.

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