This year's annual "Spring Fling" will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fryer Park on Orders Road.

This year's annual "Spring Fling" will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fryer Park on Orders Road.

"Grove City Parks and Recreation is partnering with the HAWK 95, the Grove City YMCA, Grove City Division of Police, Grove City Rotary, Jackson Township Fire Department, the American Heart Association and the Southwest Ministerial Association to make this event fun-filled and packed with plenty to do," according to Jason Shamblin, recreation superintendent.

Fire department personnel will be operating a smoke-filled house to teach children how to escape from burning buildings. Police officers will have a bike rodeo focusing on safety along with a child ID program.

"Bouncy inflatables, family fitness activities and much more will also be featured," Shamblin indicated in his announcement. "Our touch-a-truck is back this year, bigger than ever (with) a fire truck, police cruiser, a COTA bus, a giant semi from Wal-Mart and other vehicles for everyone to enjoy.

The American Heart Association is sponsoring a hula hoop contest, the Grove City Rotary Club will have arts and crafts for kids and TWIG 184 will be face-painting for donations to Nationwide Children's Hospital."

In addition, the ministerial association will sponsor a 3-kilometer Community Walk.

Proceeds will benefit the Food Pantry. The walk begins at 10 a.m., with registration starting a half hour earlier.

Registration will take place at the intersection of Discovery Drive and Discovery Circle Drive Participants are encouraged to get sponsors or to simply pay the entry fee of $10 and a non-perishable food or personal care item.

"Don't forget to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes," Shamblin advised. "Food and drinks will be available for purchase through the D.A.R.E. program and the Grove City Food Pantry.

To participate in the bike rodeo, please bring your bikes.

"Also, the YMCA is opening their indoor pool to swimming from 12:30 to 2 p.m."