A salute to all Grove City area veterans, active members of the military and their families will take place during the Blast at Beulah, Grove City's Independence celebration on July 4.

A salute to all Grove City area veterans, active members of the military and their families will take place during the Blast at Beulah, Grove City's Independence celebration on July 4.

The salute is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

Veterans and active military members who plan to attend should call 277-3015 by Monday, June 30, to make reservations.

The Blast at Beulah is set for Friday, July 4 at Beulah Park, 3664 Grant Ave. The gates open at 5:30 p.m.

"Bring the entire family to experience one of the premier central Ohio celebrations of American independence," urged a Grove City spokeswoman. "Enjoy live entertainment from regional favorite, McGuffey Lane, as well as plenty of family activities and appearances by 95.5, The Hawk personalities."

Many activities are planned for children by Grove City Parks and Recreation and T.W.I.G. 184 beginning at 6 p.m.

Fireworks start at approximately 10 p.m. and will be simulcast on radio station 95.5, The Hawk.

The event is free, but there is a $5 fee to park in the lot.

For more information please call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 277-3050.

The rain date is Saturday, July 5. For complete cancellation updates the day of the event, call 277-3060.

Two Grove City High School graduates have enrolled at Ohio Northern University in Ada.

Courtney E. Johnson, the daughter of Carl and Wendy Johnson, has enrolled in the College of Pharmacy for the 2008-09 school year as a freshman. While a student at GCHS, she was active in the marching and symphonic bands, the orchestra and National Honor Society.

Abigail M. Mogren, the daughter of Malcolm and Barbara Mogren, has enrolled in the College of Engineering. She was active in the Grove City High band, choir and show choir, as well as in the Girl Scouts.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding a "Son World" Amusement Park Vacation Bible School July 14 to 18.

It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each.

"Children ages 3 years of age through sixth grade are welcome to attend," according to a church spokesman. "Preregistration is recommended, but not required."

Call the church office at 875-2314.

A Friends of the Skate Park meeting for skateboard enthusiasts and those interested in participating in activities at the Grove City Skate Park will be held on Sunday, June 29.

The gathering will get under way at 5 p.m. in the Jackson Township Hall, 3728 Hoover Road, beside the skate park.

"A clean, safe and fun skate park is our top priority," according to a city spokeswoman. "We want to know what you want. What would you like to see at the skate park? Do you have fundraising ideas? What kinds of events and activities are you interested in?

"Help us make Grove City's skate park the best." Call 277-3050.