The Upper Arlington Civic Association's annual membership drive, The Walk, will take place the week ending April 29.

The Upper Arlington Civic Association's annual membership drive, The Walk, will take place the week ending April 29.

Hundreds of resident volunteers plan to canvass Upper Arlington neighborhoods, asking residents to renew or open new UACA memberships.

"Many residents may not realize that UACA events are not funded by the city, but are paid for through the membership donations of Upper Arlington residents," UACA vice president Peter Walsh said in a news release.

Throughout the year, the UACA sponsors events such as the Easter Candy Hunt, the Memorial Day Run, the Golden Apple Teacher Awards, the Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, Labor-Neighbor Day, Golden Bear Scare and Christmas in the Park.

"Over the past few years, the UACA volunteer directors have made great strides to strengthen the organization and its events," Walsh said.

The UACA launched a new Halloween event, Golden Bear Scare, in 2010. Last year, the association updated its website and began accepting online application for some events, such as the Christmas in the Park.

The UACA has plans to add a new feature to this year's Fourth of July Parade, Walsh said.

"In partnership with the Boy Scouts, the association will pass out American flags to every child along the parade route," he said.

During this year's Walk, the UACA plans to make personal contact with each of the city's 13,000 households.

Family memberships are $25; single and senior memberships are $10. Memberships may be purchased during The Walk or at any time through the UACA's website at www.uaca.org.