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2021 Halloween Decorating Contest and Photos

Your secret judges (who took the pics below) congratulate the winners of the Halloween House Decorating Contest:

Best Activity: 551 Park – Poems posted and on paper to go … supplies list in case you are wondering how this was done. Amazing, really. Apples, candy and dog bones. (Thanks for the Butterfinger!) A very unique and creative display!

Friendliest: 244 Colonial – Charlie Brown welcomes the Great Pumpkin. Sweet and charming.

Spookiest: 363 Loveman – Duh! … graves, skeletons, ghost hologram, oh my! And, the rat on the porch was almost too much!!! Eeek!!!

Most Creative: 583 Loveman – Green Glowing skeletons, scary trees, Giant Pumpkin, a great variety of scary vignettes.

Best Effects: 524 Colonial – The Monster House with the scariest soundtrack ever!! How cool is this?!! It’s Alive!!

(And now for the photos (Photo Credits: Secret Judges) – please click the “Continue reading” link below to see these pics which have the following descriptions)

_01 Best Activity Day
_01 Best Activity Day – Detail
_01 Best Activity Night
_02 Friendliest Day
_02 Friendliest Night
_03 Spookiest Night
_04 Most Creative Night
_04 Most Creative Night – Detail
_05 Best Effects Night

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Age-Friendly Worthington – Take the Survey

The Worthington Age-Friendly Initiative has been organized by a committee of community partners, city staff members and older adults who are now inviting you to take this Age-Friendly Survey on the City’s website to tell them what you think – about existing programs/initiatives and to hear your ideas for how Age-Friendly Worthington could further impact and improve the quality of life for people of all ages. Please take the survey now, as it closes November 1.

Background, per information on the City’s Age-Friendly Worthington Web Page: In December, 2019, Worthington City Council approved a resolution to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, and to create an age-friendly community to promote successful aging and improve the quality of life for all ages.

The City will receive the findings from this survey, and the findings from similar surveys being conducted in the Central Ohio region, and then conduct Worthington-specific focus groups, both in-person and virtual. Thus, your input is critical to inform, update and improve Worthington’s programs and policies, and to help make Worthington an even better place to age well.

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.

Courier Archive

The Colonial Hills Couriers which have been archived to our website are listed below
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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:

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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.

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