Groveport Kidsfest 2019 (photos)

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Dalton Miller, 3, compares firefighter helmets with USAF Rickenbacker Fire Department firefighter Brian Conrad at Kidsfest in Groveport Park on Aug. 10. The event included kids activities, school supplies, Touch-a-Truck, Cops and Kids, farm animals, a Back-to-School Festival, and more.
Ryan Costlow (right) squares off against Tae Kwon Ki Do/Karate Ki Do master Richard Evans (left) during a martial arts demonstration at Kidsfest. Evans teaches Tae Kwon Ki Do and Karate Ki Do at the Groveport Recreation Center. For information visit or
Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier helped Madalyn Hamilton (left) try on some police gear at Kidsfest.

Officers and horses from the Columbus Police Department’s Mounted Unit greeted visitors to Kidsfest. Officer Sandy Silva (left) said the Columbus Mounted Unit regularly patrols the streets and can be used for crowd control. The horses in this photo are Legend (left) and Bo (right).
Dalton Miller, 3, adjusts his firefighter’s helmet as he takes a seat in a USAF Rickenbacker Fire Department fire truck as firefighter Brian Conrad looks on.
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