Community News

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.

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 class of 1983
Grove City High School, Class of 1983,  will hold their 25th reunion on Oct. 4 from  6:30  to 11:30 p.m. at the Beulah Park Clubhouse. For more information, contact either Jenny (Seebach) Lester at 875-9909, or Donna (Decker) Chalk 736-3947,

GCHS class of 1989

The Grove City High School class of 1989 is planning a 20th reunion. Reunion planning is taking place for summer of 2009. Classmates interested in planning, attending, or who know contact information for other classmates should contact Tawnya (Souders) Lewis at

Research on old Harrisburg church

The Harrisburg Pilgrim Holiness Church is conducting research on the old Grace Episcopal United Brethren Church in Harrisburg, but they need help.
Those who have information on the church history or know names of former pastors, can send information to Pastor Rick Smith PO Box 254, Orient, 43146 or e-mail the information to Smith is also looking for old photos of the church.

Richard PTA craft sale

The Richard Avenue Elementary PTA is hosting a holiday craft fair on Dec. 6 from  8 a.m. to noon. In addition to the craft sale, there will be a Secret Santa Shop for the kids, make-and-takes, pictures with Santa, and food.
Crafters should reserve a space for this event by contacting Lisa at The cost to reserve a six foot space is $15 and the crafter will need to supply their own table. Payment is required before the event. 
The school is located at 3646 Richard Ave. in Grove City. Proceeds from the space rentals will support Richard Avenue Elementary families in need during the holidays. 

Green Lawn seeking volunteers
Central Ohioans looking for a community project for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 25 can perform volunteer service at Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave.
A variety of tasks are available for individuals and groups who will be assisting the ground crew in preparing the area’s largest cemetery for winter. Many of the tasks involve fall landscaping chores.
People looking for volunteer assignments that day, or any other day of the year, can visit the Web site, call 266-5218 or e-mail Hours for volunteering for Make A Difference Day are between 9 a.m. and noon.
A picnic is being planned for all volunteers when their assignment is completed.

Crafters wanted
The Franklin Heights High School band boosters will hold its annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin Heights High School, 1001 Demorest Road in Columbus.
 Crafters of all kinds are needed to set up tables and sell their wares. Tables are $25 each, plus a charge of $2 if electricity is needed. Those interested are asked to reserve space today. For more information call Deb Kakos at 275-4480 or Chris Irvin at 871-8612 or e-mail
The craft bazaar is an annual fund raiser for the school’s band and is sponsored by the band boosters. All proceeds from the event will benefit the marching band.

Car seat inspection
Does your child’s car seat fit correctly in your vehicle? Are your children in the correct type of seat and facing the right way for their height, weight and age? Is the harness system snug enough to prevent injury? Make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed on Oct. 18 at a free car seat safety check outside the Grove City YMCA.
Conducted by Columbus Public Health, the car seat safety inspection will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Dr.
Those performing the safety checks are certified child passenger safety technicians.
"Four out of five car seats are not used correctly," says Brandie Keys with Columbus Public Health. "This is why we encourage parents, grandparents and caregivers to take advantage of this free inspection."
The safety check, co-sponsored by the MOMS Club of Grove City and Chick-Fil-A will be held in conjunction with the annual touch-a-truck event held every year at the Grove City, YMCA. 
For more information or appointments, call 645-7748.

Commercial Point fish fry

The Commercial Point Men’s Club will hold a fish fry the first and third Friday of every month through the end of May. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. at the Commercial Point Community Center.

Story time at Harrisburg Library

The Harrisburg Library will hold a story time for children ages 3-5 through Oct. 22.
Each session will include reading, crafts, games and a snack. It will run from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. To enroll call the library at 877-4065 or stop by at 1036 High St.

 FHHS class of 1988

Franklin Heights High School class of 1988 will hold their 20th class reunion Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Demorest Road. RSVP to

MOPS at Cypress Wesleyan
Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) on Monday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. For more info or to register for MOPS, go to the Web site: we do/women/mops or call the church 878-8192.

A Night of Comedy
Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host A Night of Comedy with Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli on Oct. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the east auditorium. Go to the Web site: or call the church (878-8192) for ticket information.

Immunization clinic

The Franklin County Board of Health will hold an immunization clinic on Oct. 23 at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is for children and adults. Shots range from $10 to $15. For more information, contact the board of health at 462-3160 or log onto

Walk for autism
Autism Speaks will hold a walk for autism on Oct. 12 at Value City Arena. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit autism research. To register, visit

Choices at Trinity

The public is invited to attend a free informative talk given by a volunteer from Choices, an organization that deals with domestic violence and abuse. One of Choice’s greatest needs is for used cell phones that can be recycled for its clients; therefore, attendees are urged to bring their old cell phones to donate. These cell phones enable victims to call the police if they are being stalked by their abuser.  This event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road, Grove City on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The church will provide light refreshments and nursery care. For those with additional questions about Choices, call 224-7200. For those in peril, the crisis hotline number is 224-4663. For questions about the evening’s event, call the church at 875-7298.

Harvest Market
Live alpacas, mums, shrubs, bison meat, homemade noodles by the bag, chicken salad, bean soup, jewelry, crafts and baked goods are among the items you will find at the Harvest Market.
The fifth annual Grove City Harvest Market, sponsored by the Grove City Community Club, will be at Park Street and Broadway, Oct. 11 and 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Swisher Creek Farm/Tick Ridge Alpaca are bringing two live alpacas to market, who will not be for sale, but will sell hats, purses, mittens, yarn and more made from the alpaca wool.
The Grove City Community Club will sell homemade noodles by the bag, chicken salad, bean soup and baked goods. Joe Downs, Everything Pumpkin, will offer cakes, pies and cookies and Sharon Downs will sell  decorations. Heartwood Nursery will sell mums, trees and shrubs. Robert Sexten, Ohio Bison Farm, will sell bison meat, buckeye necklaces and bracelets.
Other vendors are offering fruit based oven and grill sauces, silk floral arrangements, handmade jewelry, custom made pillows and table runners.
The Grove City Art Council will be at the Oct. 18 market only with perennials, baked goods, cut flowers, jewelry and art works.
Call Wilma Phillips, 875-7931 or Karen McNicol, 875-8590 for more information.

Lions host tailgate party
The Grove City Noon Lions will hold their 13th annual OSU/Michigan tailgate party on Nov. 21 from 6-10 p.m. The event will be held at St. Charles Preparatory School Atrium, 2010 East Broad St. in Columbus. Tickets are $25 through Nov. 10. After that date, tickets will be $30. For tickets or additional information, contact Marc Hartig at 801-2020.

Car show and chili for charity

There will be a Halloween car show and chili cook off on Oct. 12 in the Discount Drug Mart parking lot, off Stringtown Road. Vehicle registration begins at 11 and awards will be given around 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mid Ohio Food Bank. For more information, contact Time Templeton at 539-5336.
Candidate’s Night
Grove City Tomorrow will host a candidate’s night on Oct. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt Road in Grove City. The forum will feature representatives for and against the South-Western City School District levy as well as candidates for congress and state representative.
Only major party candidates vying to represent Grove City have been invited to the event. Candidates for the 15th Congressional District, 16th state Senate district, 23rd Ohio House district and Franklin County Commissioner will be on hand.
The event is free to the public. For more information, visit

GCHS cadet dinner

The Grove City High School NJROTC program will host a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 3363 McDowell Road. The cost of the dinner is $6; children ages 3 to 8 eat for $3 and children under 2 eat for free. Proceeds benefit the school’s cadet program.

Chicken and noodles at HUM
The Harrisburg United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and noodle dinner on Oct. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1160 High St. Adult prices are $7; children ages 4 to 12 eat for $3.50 and kids under 4 eat for free. Dinner includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and dessert. For tickets, call Becky Conley at 877-4810, Carol Wolford at 877-4218 or the church office at 877-4733.

Lasagna dinner

The Women’s Civic Club in Grove City will host a lasagna dinner and silent auction on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Adults eat for $7 and children for $4. Music will be provided by the Grove City band’s string quartet. For tickets, contact Judy Hannigan at 875-9499.

Bazaar and craft show
A bazaar and craft show will be held Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Galloway Presbyterian Church, 6191 Hall Road. Lunch will be served. Crafters are needed – tables are $18. Call 878-3726 or 878-5149.

SW flu shots
The Franklin County Board of Health will be offering flu shots on Oct. 16 at the Evans Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment, call 277-1060. The board will also offer the shots on Oct. 21 at the Southwest Community Center in Urbancrest from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For an appointment, call 539-1770.

St. Stephen’s bazaar

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 4161 Clime Road, will hold its 40th annual bazaar on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature crafts, baked goods, door prizes and photos with Santa. For more information or to set up a booth, call Jo Jeffries at 279-5434 or Barb Sweetman at 351-0784.

Turkey dinner
The United Methodist Women of Grove City will hold their annual turkey dinner on Nov. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grove City United Methodist Church on Columbus Street. The cost is $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-11; children under 3 eat for free. Carry-out is available. For tickets or more information, contact the church at 875-5612.

Jackson Township cleans area
The Jackson Township fall clean-up day is scheduled for Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Township Hall, 3756 Hoover Road.
The event is a free service provided to all residents of Grove City and Jackson Township for the disposal of items not normally taken by residential trash service. It is hosted by volunteers from the Keep Grove City Beautiful Committee and Local Waste Services.  
Workers will be available to assist persons unable to lift heavy items and to separate different types of waste for proper disposal or recycling. All metals, appliances, refrigerators, stoves, motors, tires and wheels, furniture, beds, construction materials, concrete, brick, lumber, yard waste, tree limbs, junk, trash and debris will be accepted. Nothing is too big or too small. A tree chipper is available to help dispose of items from the recent wind storms.
New at the fall clean-up day will be the opportunity to safely dispose and recycle old computers, monitors and televisions. The electronic recycling services are provided by the Ohio Computer Recycling Company.   
Contact the township offices at 875-2742 with questions.

Health fair at Evans
The E.L. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. in Grove City will host a community health fair on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center will have prizes, free lunch and some free healthcare services. For additional information, contact the center at 277-1060.

Ready wrestling
Bishop Ready will be running a youth wrestling program for kindergarten through sixth grade students. There will also be a middle school team for students in seventh and eighth grade. Those interested can sign up on Oct. 16 or Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ready wrestling room. For additional information, contact Mike Hall at 570-5856.

Comet cadets host dinner

The Central Crossing High School NJROTC unit will host a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This includes salad, dessert and beverage. The event will be held at the American Legion, Paschall Post #164, 3363 McDowell Road in Grove City.
The cost per person is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds go to the Central Crossing NJROTC unit.
For more information, contact Sgt. Maj Bocook at 801-6536.

Military prayer service

The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road, will hold a prayer service for the men and women serving in the military on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their family member serving in the armed forces. The regular evening service will follow at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact the church at 875-1028.

Yard sale for charity
The Grove City Masonic Lodge will hold an indoor yard sale Oct. 24-26. Proceeds will go towards several charities, including the Special Olympics. For more information, contact John Baldrdige at 732-8169.


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