Monday, January 26, 2009

Dianne Garrett's Whitehall Community Calendar

Hometown Hero ceremony and breakfast. Tuesday January 27.

Tuesday, January 27 will be the annual B107.9 Hometown Hero event at Whitehall Division of Fire, 390 S. Yearling Road, from 6 to 10 a.m. This year's honoree is Police Officer Eddie Rickles, who will be recognized at 8:30. Rickles serves as the public safety officer, and is a 1984 Whitehall Yearling High School graduate who became an auxiliary officer in 1986, and a full time officer in 1990. Culinary students from Eastland Career Center will cook breakfast, including made-to-order omelets, and the jazz ensemble from WYHS will perform between 8 and 10. The public is invited.

Hall of fame ceremony. Saturday January 31.

Whitehall Yearling High School's Hall of Fame induction will be Saturday, January 31 at approximately 7:10 p.m. just prior to the varsity game. This year's inductees are Stephen Jones (1971), Sharon Heise Bukowski (1976) and Joseph Federer (1978).

Free dinner. February 28.

Free community dinner each month on the fourth Saturday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 1480 Zettler road, Columbus. All are welcome. Phone: 231-4568.

Free breakfast. Saturday January 31.

Free community breakfast each month on the last Saturday 9-11 a.m. at Shady Lane Presbyterian Church at the corner of Livingson and Elaine Roads in Columbus.

Angel Food order deadline. Sunday February 15.

The next food order for Angel Food Ministries will be due by February 15 with delivery date February 21. To find a location near you, log on to, or call the Whitehall Nazarene Church at 231-6547. All orders must be placed through the web site, and can be paid for by credit/debit card. If using food stamps, cash or money order, you will have to go to a site to pay.

Free family movie.

Free movie and craft event at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road at 2:30 p.m. The movie will be "Fern Gully, The Last Rainforest". Whitehall Parks and Recreation Department is planning more of these family events in the future. Keep checking this blog.

Friday February 27. Neighborhood arts grant deadline.

The application deadline for the next round of Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grants is February 27. The FCNA program is designed to increase community participation in the arts. Funding is available for projects in all arts disciplines. Program guidelines and application materials are available for download from the Greater Columbus Arts Council's web site at Two grant writing workshops will be offered to assist groups with their applications: January 27 at the King Arts Complex 2-3 p.m.January 29 at the Greater Columbus Arts Council 6:30-7:30 p.m. To RSVP email: or call 221-8625.

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