Cindy Mackin, a real estate sales professional in the Gahanna/New Albany area, has joined the Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty Market Center.

Cindy Mackin, a real estate sales professional in the Gahanna/New Albany area, has joined the Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty Market Center.

She has an extensive background in real estate management, sales and training. Mackin holds the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation, the National Diversity designation and is a graduate of Realtors Institute.

Mackin is past president of the Gahanna Area Realty Association and has been active in the Gahanna community and schools throughout her career.

Sarah D. Morrison of Gahanna was recently named an "Ohio Rising Star 2009."

She is an attorney with the firm of Chester Willcox & Saxbe LLP.

"Law & Politics" magazine selects Rising Stars.

Families of Goshen Lane Elementary School will celebrate "Buckeyes Read" during their family literacy night, scheduled for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb.25.

Pizza and beverages will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for the families who reserved their spot. The keynote speaker is Ellen Tressel, wife of Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel. During the event, OSU football players will read to the group, and all children attending will receive a free book.

As part of the event, each family will set a reading goal, and every student who reaches his or her reading goal will receive a reading incentive.

-- Lori Wince