Get connected in Groveport

Get connected in Groveport at the next Connect with Groveport event on Friday, Oct. 3 at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road. Doors open to the public at 4-7 p.m.  Admission is a donated can of food per person.


Connect with Groveport is a community event in its third season. Events are held bi-annually, spring and fall. Attendees have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with businesses and organizations from around the Groveport Madison area.

Whether you are looking for something specific, just browsing, new to the area, or a life-longer, this event is ready to serve you!  Attendees can also enter to win a $50 gas gift card.

Businesses and organizations attending this fall event are: 

American Family Insurance agent Bill Bailey, Applied Laser Technologies, At Home America with Kim Woods, Bath Fitter, Bierberg Mercantile, Cellution Group, Center for Groveport Madison Human Needs, Columbus Metro Library Southeast, Columbus Suzuki, Cookie Lee Jewelry with Sandy Ward, Elizabeth Ann Studios, Farmers Insurance, First Communication, First Service Federal Credit Union, Front Page Entertainment, GMHS Band Boosters, Groveport Girl Scout Troup #1234, Groveport Heritage Society, Groveport Madison Schools, Groveport Senior Center, Groveport United Methodist Church, Groveport Zion Lutheran Church, Hansen Creative Services, Home & Garden Party with Tammy Pickens, Huntington Bank, John B Mashburn Attorney at Law, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Longaberger Baskets with Rosie Bumgardner, Mary Kay with Diane Todd, Orchard Grove Apartments, Originals by Judy, Inc., Pampered Chef with Sandra East, Pickens Fence Co., Re/Max Champions with Jeannie Henkel, Rosebriar Shakespeare Co., SE Franklin County Democratic Party, SE Franklin County Republican Party, Southeast Messenger, Summerville at Lakeview, Tastefully Simple with Karrie Butcher, Village of Groveport Town Hall, Volt Services Group,  and Wagner Insurance Company.

Highlighting this fall event is the "tallest can tower in Groveport" contest utilizing the donated food brought in for admission. After the event, food will be boxed up and distributed through the Groveport Madison Adopt-A-Family (GMAAF) program.


A few other vendors will also have GMAAF donation specials including Sandy Ward with Cookie Lee jewelry. Sandy is donating her profit at the event to GMAAF.  The jewelry prices are an affordable range of $3-$20. Mary Kay consultant Diane Todd is featuring a kissing contest booth as a fundraiser for GMAAF and a Mary Kay Foundation. Each participant pays $1 to enter, applies Appleberry Lipstick and kisses a card with their name and phone number on the back.  The cards are displayed on a large poster with numbers and visitors vote on the winner. The chosen winner receives a Mary Kay prize item.

October Business Sponsor

This month’s Go Groveport member business sponsor is American Family Insurance, the Bill Bailey Agency. Bill recently received the prestigious JD Powers Agent award for customer satisfaction. If you haven’t reviewed your insurance lately, give Bill a call for a FREE personal insurance review.  Have a teen driver or soon-to-be teen driver in your home?  Ask Bill about the Teen Safe Driver program. To contact Bill, call 836-2933 or online at

October’s "Meet, Greet & Network" is on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at a NEW time, 4:30-6 p.m. at Go Groveport, 607 Main St., Groveport. This event is open to the entire Groveport Madison community who want to learn more about businesses in and around the Groveport area. Attendees at this event are eligible to enter and win a $25 gas gift card, compliments of the Bill Bailey Agency.

Also this month

Meet the Candidates, Sunday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. at Motts Military Museum, 5075 S Hamilton Road.  Talk-one-on-one with the attending candidates and get your questions answered before going to the polls on Nov. 4.

Fall Farm Market, Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., in front of the Bierberg Mercantile, 607 Main St. Fall produce, delicious baked goods, sauces and salsas, mums and more!  Vendor space is available by calling 836-7939.

For information about Go Groveport or the Bierberg Mercantile, call or visit us at (614) 836-7939, 607 Main St., Groveport, or

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