There’s a lot happening in Reynoldsburg

Life Moments column

By Christine Bryant

Despite warmer-than-average temperatures this past winter, winter is still winter. It’s cold.

So after being stuck inside for the past few months, I’m ready to enjoy warmer temperatures, and I’m sure I’m not alone.

That’s why I’m excited to get out in the sun and enjoy some of the upcoming events in the Reynoldsburg area.

The annual bike rodeo, is perfect for kids to learn about safely riding their bikes – a summer staple. I had a close call last year with my 5-year-old, who didn’t quite know how to work her brakes properly. If she hadn’t practically thrown herself off her bike right before she rolled into an intersection she could have easily been hit by a car.

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, so having an event like this that teaches the importance of wearing a helmet, how to use hand signals and how to apply their brakes is so valuable.

The bike rodeo will take place from 2-4 p.m. May 21 at the Reynoldsburg City Hall complex. More information on how to register is available on the city of Reynoldsburg’s website.

Clean-Up Week is another great time in the city for sprucing up your home and getting rid of the things that have accumulated since last summer. On Clean-Up Day, which kicks off the week June 3, dumpsters and other drop-off opportunities are available at city hall. You can shred old documents, replace your old or broken recycle bins and get rid of unwanted furniture, which will then be donated to those in need.

Then, that week, residents can hold garage sales without getting the usually required permit – a perfect opportunity for deal hunters like me, and those who strongly dislike clutter like my husband.

Summer also means the return of other great events, like the farmer’s market, movie nights at Huber Park and Pioneer Day. One of the most anticipated events I’ve heard is the annual food truck festival, which takes place this year from 5-9 p.m. June 9 at JFK Park.

Nothing goes better together than live music and an assortment of food trucks – a perfect combination for a perfect summer night.

So dust off your shorts and sandals – summer is almost here.

Tripped over any LEGOs lately in your home? If your kids used to enjoy LEGOs, but no longer play with them, the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival will provide them with a new home.

This year’s festival organizers and Lions Club members are setting up a LEGO play area, and are in need of lots of LEGOs.

If you can help, or even donate money to buy more LEGOs, email brusklaw@aol.com.

Christine Bryant is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

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