CHCA Website Migration Completed

The CHCA Webmaster completed the project on 9/24/2021 to migrate our website to one of our host’s upgraded servers. The project involved some software/content modifications, resulting in our website now running the current versions of WordPress, database software and scripting languages, and implementing other security improvements.

Selby Park Playground Replacement Completed

A tremendous Thank You! to Worthington Parks and Recreation for completing the Selby Park Playground Replacement Project on July 30, 2021 — this new, beautiful facility is being greatly enjoyed by folks of all ages!

Photo Credit: CHCA Webmaster, taken at 7:23 AM on 9/11/2021 — feel free to use this photo as you wish!

Rotary Family Picnic, Sunday, 9/5, 3:00-7:00 PM, Front Lawn of TWHS

If you’re looking to have some family fun over the Labor Day weekend, check out the Rotary Family Picnic on Sunday, September 5, where there will be lots of games, activities and yummy food to enjoy.

Admission is free to the event – from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., and which features:

  • Giant inflatable SuperGames
  • Food and specialty-treat trucks
  • Also, Rotarians will sell hot dogs, beverages and Dairy Queen ice cream treats
    And families may bring their own picnic food and refreshments along with lawn chairs and blankets.
  • WDLR 1550 AM 92.9 FM will broadcast live from the event with DJ Bob Allen playing Ohio’s best classic hits from the 70s and 80s and more.
  • Activities by area boy and girl scouts
  • Toy Barn classic cars

COVID precautions will be in place. Masks are recommended for children and unvaccinated persons. Social distancing markers will be placed at SuperGame activity entrances, and hand sanitizer stations will also be set up.

In its 16th year, the event is hosted by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club, and was postponed from its usual Fourth of July date this year due to COVID. FCBank is the presenting sponsor. Proceeds are used for service projects, helping youth and their families in the Worthington and Dublin communities.

The Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club is composed of community and business and professional leaders representing different careers, experiences and views but with a common purpose to make a positive difference in the community and globally through service to others. For additional information about the Family Picnic and or club membership, contact rotaryfamilypicnic@dublinworthingtonrotary.org.

Boundless Presentation at next Building Worthington’s Future Mtg, August 18

The Building Worthington’s Future organization will host a Zoom call during their next bi-monthly meeting, August 18, at 7:00 pm, during which their speaker will be Patrick Maynard, President & CEO of Boundless, a Worthington-based non-profit organization.

Boundless will share a virtual presentation of their upcoming development plan for their approximately 40 acres located at 445 E. Dublin Granville Road. The presentation will be 30 to 45 minutes followed by Q&A.

At the conclusion of the presentation, Building Worthington’s Future will have an abbreviated business meeting to provide a regular update to their Engaged Membership.

As noted above, the Zoom call will be Wednesday, August 18, at 7:00 PM. Please click the “Continue reading” link below to get the details to join this Zoom Meeting

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2021 5k Race Results

It was a great day for a 5K!! After hosting the 2020 run as a virtual event, it was fantastic to return to in-person racing. We had a spectacular day and saw many smiles on the course.

Congratulations to everyone who participated, including our overall winning runners: Jonathan Allen (16:08.9) and Kristin Fischer (22:02.3)! Click on the links below to view:

And as always, a great big Thank You! to Courtney Jolley and Jeff Spain for the huge amount of work they perform for this event, year after year, not only for keeping this wonderful CHCA and Worthington Community tradition going, but also for continually improving its management and technology!

Interested in seeing the results for the last 24 years? Check out our Race Results Archive!

Run Through the Hills 5K Race Results

The CHCA Run Through the Hills 5k Race Results which have been archived to our website are listed below:

(if there is a link “Continue reading Run Through The Hills 5K Race Results” below, click it to display the archived items).
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Chamber Orchestra Concert, Sunday, July 11, 5:00 PM

There will be a chamber orchestra concert at Selby Park, this Sunday, July 11, starting at 5:00 pm.

This VIVO Innovation Music Festival concert to benefit the Worthington Resource Pantry (WRP), was organized by CH resident and TWHS graduated senior Eric Spain and by Victor Nash. The concert will feature some of the top student musicians in the region, led by professional conductor Antoine Clark.

So, bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy a great night of music – and please consider making a donation to the WRP while you enjoy this concert in the park!

Note: VIVO (“With life and vigor”) Music Festival is an annual chamber music festival based in Columbus, whose mission is to build community through world-class chamber music performances. VIVO presents concerts and events in partnership with local institutions and businesses, and works with these partners to present musical initiatives that transcend cultural, economic, and physical barriers.

Please click the “Continue reading” link below to see the flyer for our Selby Park concert.

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2021 4th of July House Decorating Contest and Photos

Congratulations to the 4th of July House Decorating Contest winners!

Here, in no particular order, are the 3 favorite houses from our secret judges:

  • 517 Park Overlook
  • 5616 Indianola Ave.
  • 5568 Morning Street

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual 4th of July House Decorating Contest –

and here are the pics of these houses in the same order as the above list, with photo credits to the Secret Judges – please click the “Continue reading” link below to see these photos

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2021 Fourth of July: Celebrate Together…ish

Although the CDC guidelines and the requirements of Parks and Rec continue to evolve, we have planned events for both Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, which will knock your red, white and blue socks off!

1) Saturday, July 3

  • Kiddie Parade – Show up at 10:00 am with your decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, strollers, pets, or anything else decorated that moves – and we will take care of the social distancing, so that the kiddos can show off their creativity parading around the park.
  • Food Trucks –
    Kona Ice will be here, and will be free thanks to CyMack’s generous sponsorship!
    And Ajumama – Korean Street Food with their delicious bulgogi cheesesteak, along with hot dogs and chicken tenders for the youngsters, and french fries aplenty!
    We will put cones out for you to safely line up.
  • No Midway Games this year – but we will be handing out craft kits and goody bags after the Kiddie Parade.
    And make sure your kids get their Patriotic Peanuts Cups with lids & straws, which have patriotic Peanuts characters illustrations, ready for kids to color and use, and generously sponsored by Sassafras Bakery, with a coupon for Sassafras in each cup.
  • House Decorating Competition – To close out our first day of events, you are invited to get out your red, white and blue decorations by no later than 5:00 pm, for the second annual 4th of July house decorating contest. The secret judges will be driving around the neighborhood between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to vote on the best, and results will be posted on our Facebook page later that evening.

2) Sunday, July 4

Good morning, Colonial Hills! Happy 4th of July!

  • We will be holding an In-person 5k Race this year at 8:30 am at Selby Park!
  • And, the same as last year, we will also be holding a Virtual Run, which you can complete any time between July 4 and July 10.

Please see the 5k Race blogpost below for details, and go to our race website: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Worthington/RunthroughtheHills to sign up for either the in-person race or the virtual run.

And don’t forget to sign up now, before registration closes at midnight on July 2 (there is no “day-of” registration this year before the race).

5k Race – In-person (7/4) and Virtual (7/4-7/10)

1) We will be holding an in-person race on Sunday, July 4, starting at 8:30 am at Selby Park, and sending the runners off in a series of wave starts to help keep everyone socially distant, as you run through beautiful tree-lined streets of Colonial Hills in Worthington, Ohio.
These staggered small groups will be based on your anticipated pace per mile; the event time is done with chip timing and the race results will reflect the actual chip start and finishing time.

We are holding the race on Sunday to allow all the runners/walkers to complete the entire race without interrupting the Kiddie Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 3.

Make sure you sign up soon, and by no later than midnight July 2, on our race website: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Worthington/RunthroughtheHills, because we will not be doing race day registration, and we are capping the in-person race at 150 people this year.

Awards will be presented immediately after the race, as follows:

  • To the top overall male and female finishers and the top Junior (age 19 and under) finishers.
  • And age group awards, female and male, will be given to the top three finishers in these age groups:
  • 12 and under
    13-19
    20-29
    30-39
    40-49
    50-59
    and 60 and over.

2) You can also sign up on our race website for our Virtual Run, which can be completed any time between July 4 and July 10. Just like last year, you can run, jog or walk any 5k route you want, and don’t have to submit your time unless you want to. However, no awards will be given for the virtual race.

The cost for everyone, for both the in-person and virtual races, is $25.00, plus a nominal processing fee. Also, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ENTER AN ACCURATE EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING, so that we can contact you for any follow-up information.

Please see the race website for further details, including early pick up for your race bib with its embedded chip for timing — and register now, before you forget! And you can click here for the Race’s current status.