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 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.

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.

Career classes at NDCC
New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, offers citizens assistance with professional transitions. November classes are filling up fast.   
NDCC assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Bring in this newspaper announcement and attend a class for $5. Scholarship programs are also available. 
For more information, or to register for one of the three November classes – New Directions, Advanced Career Techniques and Creating Career Options – call 849-0028, extension 100.

New Directions workshop

New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, is offering a free workshop to those who are unemployed or seeking a career transition. Entitled, Achieving Financial Self-Sufficiency: How to Meet Financial Goals Through Effective Interviewing and Salary Negotiation Strategies, the two hour session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to overcome objections and effectively present skills as well as abilities to potential employers. Expert advice on salary negotiation will also be provided.  
The workshop, scheduled for Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., is open to the general public at no charge, but registration is required. It will be held at 199 E. Rich St. in downtown Columbus. To register, or for more information, call 849-0028, extension 100.   

Thanksgiving Kickoff Classic
The Abundant Life Assembly of God will host its second annual Thanksgiving Kickoff Classic on Nov. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 4747 Harrisburg Pike. The classic will offer a free community Thanksgiving dinner, football highlights and prizes. There will also be a cornhole tournament before the event at 5 p.m. Call 499-5803 to register a team. To register for the Kickoff Classic, call the church at 875-6221 by Nov. 19.

Christmas Home Tour

The Grove City 2008 Christmas Home Tour is set for Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person; $7 for senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the participating homes or at the Sommer House Gallery, 4038 Broadway. Homes included on this year’s tour are:
•4185 Orders Road (Schoolhouse and Loghouse at Century Village)
•5857 Goldstone Court (William and Wanda Burkey)
•4770 Hoover Road (Grove City Church of the Nazarene)
•3818 Mayfair Drive (Ron and Anne Dolch)
•2787 Annabelle Court (Mark and Jayne Mayers)
•4283 Haughn Road (Jon and Andrea Kochensparger)
•3219 Columbus Street (David and Becky Hook)
Proceeds from the tour will benefit Grove City Emergency Services.

Holiday performances at UMC

The Grove City United Methodist Church is preparing for the holidays with music.
On Dec. 7 the chancel choir will be singing the Christmas cantata at both the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship service. Also the children’s chime choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. On Dec. 14 at the 9:20 and 11 a.m. contemporary services, the praise band and chorus will present "Have No Fear."    
The community is invited to share in the musical celebrations at 2684 Columbus St. in Grove City. For more information, call 875-5612.

Art exhibit at City Hall

Grove City Council will sponsor The Art Concern, which features artists throughout Grove City and central Ohio.
This month, artists from the Worthington Area Art League are represented. The exhibit, titled "Americana", features all the things one thinks of in an American scene. This includes farms, fruits and vegetables, flowers, trees and barns. One exception that should be noted is a portrait by Bob Tanner of renowned author and historian, Shelby Foote.
These works are located in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, in the Grove City Town Center. The "Americana" exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling curator Ray Kline at 875-2423. The exhibit continues through Nov. 26.

Exchange applicants sought
The Rotary Club of Grove City, in cooperation with Rotary International is seeking candidates to join a Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team slated to visit Rotary District 4815, in Argentina, April 28 to May 28, 2009. The outbound team will represent Rotary District 6690, which includes clubs in the southeastern quadrant of Ohio.
Candidates must be between 25 and 40 years of age, currently employed in a recognized business or profession, not members of a rotary club or family members of a rotarian, and willing to devote four weeks to a cultural exchange. All team expenses for the month-long program, including airfare, transportation, meals and housing are paid for by the two rotary districts.
Each year through the Group Study Exchange Program, rotary clubs throughout the world exchange cultural/vocational study groups made up of a rotarian team leader from the sending district, and four young, professional non-rotarians. The objective is to promote cultural and vocational exchange opportunities, while creating goodwill among people of different cultures.
During the visit, team members visit a variety of cultural, economic, and governmental facilities in the host district, while staying in the homes of five to six host families.
Qualified individuals who wish to apply for an interview are asked to contact Dave Roasa, at 397-4278  or e-mail him at The application deadline is Nov. 28.

Organ recital features GC women
The St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 East Walnut St. in Westerville, will host an organ recital on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Sara Montgomery, of the Grove City United Methodist Church will perform.
The concert will include works by Daquin, Corelli, Sumsion, Blumental and Christmas hymns. Kathy Clymer, traditional music director at the Grove City United Methodist Church, will also be singing a solo.

BR open house
Bishop Ready High School is holding its annual open house for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Nov. 23, with the general session beginning at 1 p.m.
Students in grades 5 through 8, as well as older students considering a transfer, are encouraged to attend this event and learn first-hand, from students, faculty, and school administration, about life at Bishop Ready. Tours and department presentations are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with additional time to talk one-on-one with members of the Bishop Ready community.
The school is located on Salisbury Road at Mound Street; ample free parking is available. For more information, contact Joe Lang, director of admissions, at 276-5263, ext. 201.

Benefit for GC family

The Hamilton family of Grove City will hold a benefit on Dec. 6 at the Firefighter Union Hall, 379 West Broad St., from 6 to 11 p.m.
The family has been affected by a serious hereditary condition called Chiari Malformation. Brain Surgery is the only way to cure the condition. Alisa Hamilton was diagnosed and had surgery in 2003. The family recently found out that two of their three daughters have also been diagnosed with Chiari.
For those who would like to donate items for the raffle and auction, contact Pam Manering, or 571-2572. All proceeds will go to help the Hamilton family.

New "Haulers Hotline"
SWACO customers can get the latest on SWACO’s hours of operation by dialing 801-6403. The SWACO "Haulers’ Hotline" is designed to keep those who use SWACO’s Franklin County Landfill, The SWACO Transfer Stations, and the SWACO Contracted Composting Sites up to date on any changes in service.
SWACO’s Franklin County Landfill is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The landfill is closed many holidays. Tose interested can call the "Haulers’ Hotline" to get the latest information on holiday closings.

Blue Christmas at Trinity
For many people, Christmas is not a joyous time of year. It is a time of sadness or pain due to an emotional trauma, a loved one’s death, poor health, or some other reason. Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City, will offer a special service of healing and hope at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. Everyone is welcome to attend this "Blue Christmas" service. For more information, call 875-7298.

Merry Mondays at Trinity
Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City, will host Merry Mondays in Advent for families with children ages 4-11 on Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy food, music crafts and story time. For more information, call the church office at 875-7298.

GCHS hosts concert
The Grove City High School orchestra will be hosting a concert by the 2008 Ohio Music Education Association’s South Central Regional Orchestra. The Regional Orchestra consists of 90 high school musicians from over 20 schools selected by a rigorous audition process.
Students will perform a concert on Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at Grove City High School. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature Johannes Brahm’s Academic Festival Overture, Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, and Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Twelve GCHS students will be in the performance.
For more information, call the GCHS orchestra office at 801-3343 or e-mail

Service for military
The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road, will hold a military prayer service on Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The church extends a special invitation to the families of those serving. For more information, call the church office at 875-1028.

White Christmas
The Southwest Christian Ministerial Association will sponsor the White Christmas program for needy residents who live in Grove City, Harrisburg and Orient. 
Beginning Dec. 1, those who would like to receive a food box may call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 875-3322, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Food boxes will be distributed at the school cafeteria on Dec. 22 between noon and 6 p.m. A picture ID and verification of current address is required when the food box is picked up. 
For more information, call the church office at 875-3322.






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