The Ohio Radio Kontrol Society (TORKS) recently presented the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department with $1,000 to benefit the youth sports scholarship fund.

Radio control group presents award

The Ohio Radio Kontrol Society (TORKS) recently presented the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department with $1,000 to benefit the youth sports scholarship fund.

The donation was funded through silent auction proceeds generated at the annual TORKS air show. Last year, TORKS donated $800 to the department.

The fund offers reduced sports program fees to Grove City residents 18 years and younger who meet financial eligibility guidelines.

FedEx Ground recognizes employee

FedEx Ground recently recognized Ron Sheppard of Grove City for achieving 20 years of safe driving without a preventable accident.

Sheppard has been a professional truck driver for 20 years, and works out of the company's Columbus facility.


Tallman wins Turkey Trot

Steve Tallman won the Grove City YMCA's first annual Turkey Trot Nov. 12.

He ran five kilometers, about three miles, in 16 minutes and 10 seconds. He won a free membership for one year at the YMCA, said Kionta Carter, health and wellness director at the Grove City YMCA.

"It was a huge success," Carter said. "I ended up with about 120 participants and many more people just supporting. I thought I would get about 50 people total, so boy was I surprised to get so many."

Kyle Hatfield won second place. He ran the race in 17 minutes and 47 seconds.

Bonnie Smith was the fastest female in the race. She ran it in 19 minutes and 38 seconds, followed by Lisa Alley, the second fastest female, who ran the race in 20 minutes and four seconds.

ChristmasFair 2009 slated

Thanksgiving weekend ChristmasFair 2009, an arts and crafts show in its 23rd year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29.

The event will be held at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road, near Easton.

Approximately 150 artists and crafters from across Ohio and the Midwest will sell their wares, including artists from many central Ohio communities.

Admission is $5 per person, with children age 12 and under admitted free. Call 486-4991.