The deadline to submit nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is Thursday, June 30.

Veterans Hall of Fame
nominations due
The deadline to submit nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is Thursday, June 30.

The Hall is dedicated to recognizing Ohio veterans who put their skills and abilities to use in their local communities, inspiring their fellow citizens.

Honorees in the past 17 years have included astronauts, government officials, police officers, community leaders and veteran advocates.

Approximately 20 inductees are selected for the Hall of Fame each year. They are recognized in a permanent display on the second floor of the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus.

More information, including nomination guidelines and forms, is available online at http://dvs.

Kayakers, spectators
have fun, raise funds
Kayak enthusiasts can have some fun, engage in competitions, and help support the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's Operation Feed, with "Kayaktastic," set for Saturday, July 23, at Leatherlips Yacht Club.
The club is at 9230 Shawnee Trail in Shawnee Hills, across the river from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The event will include a triangle race with an obstacle course, followed by a sprint race. Kick-off is at 10 a.m. Awards will go to both male and female racers at noon.

Registration for kayakers is $20 each and will begin at 9 a.m. Participants will receive goodie bags and free food. All proceeds will benefit Operation Feed.

Spectators can cheer on the kayakers while enjoying to live music. Food vendors will ply their goods.

More information is available from Bruce Cameron at 614-437-9859 or; or Joan Lloyd at 614-317-9410 or

Free master gardening
event set at OSU
The Franklin County Master Gardener Vegetable Outreach, Education and Research Project will host its next garden event from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road.

The lab is just west of the OSU campus. The entrance is off Kenny Road.

Dr. Celeste Welty will discuss backyard vegetable garden insect pests. Master gardeners will be on hand to lead tours of the garden and answer questions.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Annette Swanberg at (614) 529-9773.

Mud volleyball to aid
Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio will hold its 26th annual Mud Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 30, at Beulah Park in Grove City.

Teams of 12 players compete for trophies and prizes.

The cost per team is $300.

Visit to register.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio.