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.

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.

"A Christmas Story"
Friends Worship center, 3030 Clime Road, will present "A Christmas Story" on Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The play was written and directed by Scott Gorslene. All are invited.

Family Christmas Choir
Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road, will host a Family Christmas Choir on Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The chancel, youth and bell choirs will perform their holiday favorites.
The public is welcome to join this holiday celebration. Free will offering accepted. Questions? Call 878-4530.

"Wising Up" with Cypress Wesleyan

Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host "Wising Up, Wherever Life Happens," a woman’s study on the book of Proverbs with Beth Moore on Sundays, Jan. 11 – March 29, from 6-8 the Fireside Room, lower level, building B – north entrance. The registration deadline is Jan. 4, cost is $10, which includes a note-taking booklet – available at the first class. Register online at

CLC information session
The Columbus Literacy Council is holding an information session about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities on Jan. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The session will be held at the CLC office, 195 N. Grant Ave. Register at or call Norma Wetzel at 221-5013 ext. 215.

Candlelight service
The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, 4747 Harrisburg Pike in Grove City, will host a community Christmas candlelight service on Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Free desserts and drinks will follow the service. For more information, contact the church at 875-6221.

Red Kettle volunteers
Volunteers from Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road, Grove City will be ringing the Salvation Army Red Kettle bell at the Krogers store at Hoover Road and State Route 665 in Grove City again this year. They will be available for donations all day and evening on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning Dec. 5. For those who would like to volunteer to help with the campaign can call 875-7298.

Firefighters 4 Kids
The 2008 Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive has begun and area residents in need of assistance for toys can now call 3-1-1, the Columbus Call Center, for information on this year’s toy drive. 
The Columbus Call Center or 3-1-1 will provide residents with information, the types of documents needed to apply and the locations to apply for assistance. 
The call center provides access for area residents to request non-emergency city services. The information is available for Columbus residents, as well as city businesses and visitors. 

Trinity choirs perform

On Dec. 21 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the Trinity United Methodist Church choir and bell choir will be perform. This is a popular event at the church and the community is invited to attend.  The church is located at 4850 Haughn Road, in Grove City. 

Christmas program
The Grove City Church of God, 4325 Harrisburg Pike, will host the Christmas program, "The Mystery of the Manger, It’s the Gospel Truth" on Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, go to the church’s Web site at

Financial assistance
Catholic Social Services’ Senior Program has applications for the Home Energy Assistance program, Percentage of Income payment plan and AT&T Life Line. These programs one-time financial assistance or ongoing financial assistance to low-income seniors and low-income disabled individuals. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving this assistance, call Kim Conley at 274-0095, ext. 15.

Immunization clinics
The Franklin County Board of Health will offer an immunization clinic on Jan. 22 at the Jackson Township Administration office, 3756 Hoover Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adult immunization prices vary. They are available for children ages 1 month to 18 years for $10. For additional information, contact the board of health at 462-3160 or visit






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