Destination Hilliard recently won a statewide award in the category of Electronic Communications/Social Media at the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus' (OACVB) 14th annual awards of excellence.

Destination Hilliard recently won a statewide award in the category of Electronic Communications/Social Media at the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus’ (OACVB) 14th annual awards of excellence.

The “MIDDY” awards are presented for destination marketing and tourism development.

Award entries were received in a variety of categories, including rack brochure, website, print advertising, specialty advertising, social media, television spot, and tourism campaign. All entries were judged by a team of experts in the communications, advertising, public relations, publications and/or tourism from outside of the OACVB membership.

Convention and visitors bureaus are best described as destination marketing organizations and are responsible for travel and tourism product awareness to visitors.

Tim Wisecup of Hilliard is one of four finalists in the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams promotion. If he wins, a dream team of past major league baseball all-stars would square off against fans next spring in Hilliard.

Fans can vote for Wisecup through Oct. 5 at mlb.com/pepsimax.

“I am asking for the Hilliard community to support me in bringing some of the greatest players in the history of baseball right here to town for this once-in-a-lifetime event,” Wisecup said.

Those players include Johnny Bench (catcher), Rod Carew (second base), Dennis Eckersley (relief pitcher), Randy Johnson (starting pitcher), Edgar Martinez (designated hitter), Cal Ripken Jr. (shortstop), Mike Schmidt (third base), Frank Thomas (first base), and an outfield of Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Gwynn and Reggie Jackson. They were selected by fan-votes earlier this summer, and those fans were entered for a chance to play against the all-stars.

The Hilliard Against Distracted Driving (HADD) campaign is sponsoring a Community Safety Fair from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, on the grass outside the football stadium at Davidson High School.

The safety fair will include distracted driving simulations, sobriety testing and drunk driving arrest demonstrations by the Hilliard Police Department, motorcycle safety demonstrations, car, emergency response and driver education information.

The HADD campaign is a Hilliard City Schools community awareness initiative presented by students from all three high schools to educate students, staff and community members of the dangers of texting and talking on the phone while driving.

Admission is free.

In response to the United States Congress’ 2010 proclamation that a week in September be dedicated to arts education, Davidson high had a school wide celebration of the arts last week.

Windows were painted and posters put up in preparation for the event, and the week started with an arts video that aired during morning announcements.

Other activities included wearing arts-themed T-shirts, letter-writing to elected officials about the significance of arts education, a drumline welcome to school and performances by Boys in Blue and Blue Ladies.