Grand Evening

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

The Westerville Senior Association will help families celebrate Grandparents' Day with a special evening event Sept. 17.

Members of the association, which has been holding a Grandparents' Day celebration for about 10 years, enjoy organizing intergenerational events, said Chris Shirring, older adult services manager at the Westerville Senior Center.

"It's a priority for us," he said. "We try to do it on regular basis. The grandparents' celebration is our banner event."

This year's festivities include a cookout, yard games and other entertainment for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy together. Families can enter a corn hole tournament. Kids can bounce in inflatables and have their faces painted.

The association also will screen the Ohio State University Buckeyes football game, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Registration is not required for the free event, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Antrim Shelter at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081. For more information, go to or

-Melissa Kossler Dutton