The Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society and Museum will hold a "shower" during their monthly open house Saturday to benefit Helping Hands.

The Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society and Museum will hold a "shower" during their monthly open house Saturday to benefit Helping Hands.

The open house and shower are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 1485 Jackson St., across from Hannah Ashton Middle School.

The Helping Hands charity organization needs toiletries, paper products, boxes and non-perishable food, such as pancake mix, pasta, rice, instant potatoes, fruits and vegetables.

Since the historical society is a nonprofit organization relying on donations to operate, its members sell baked goods and other items such as books, games, CDs, and DVDs during the open house in order to raise money.

Phillip Vaughn, publicity chairman for the historical society, said monetary donations are welcome, as well as items for the sale.

Tours of the museum are given during the open house. Among items in the museum are Reynoldsburg's first traffic light, a historical Tomato Festival display, history of Reynoldsburg's connection to Scotland, and dozens of old pieces of furniture, signs and photographs collected from both the township and city.

More information is available by calling the historical society at (614) 863-6969, or online at www.rths.info.

-- David S. Owen