Ready, set, read!
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of a second Grove City book in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, available the week of August 24th. Images of Modern America: Grove City was Co-written by local authors Laura Lanese, Janet Shailer, and Kelli Milligan Stammen; the book uses 158 unique images to explore the momentous growth and development of Grove City from 1952 to present. To celebrate the release, we are hosting a Book Launch Party at our newest Visitor Center located at 1600 Gateway Circle on August 28th from 5pm to 8pm. The authors would like to welcome businesses, residents and visitors alike to join in the festivities that will include locally made food, Central Ohio made wine from Plum Run Winery, giveaways and, of course, a book signing.
To get everyone warmed up, the authors are giving away a free copy of the book to one lucky reader! Entrants simply need to follow the steps through the rafflecopter tool below to earn entries into the contest. Additional entries can be earned daily, with new methods of entry released along with each of our new blog posts over the next three weeks. The winner will be announce at the Book Launch Party on August 28th!
From the back of the book:
Carved out of Ohio’s wilderness in 1852, the village of Grove City welcomed industrious laborers, farmers, and German immigrants. The arrival of the railroad and the interurban brought commuters willing to travel from Grove City into Columbus. The 1960s saw the construction of Interstates 71 and 270, which spurred the community’s growth. Though its population has surpassed 37,000 residents, Grove City has retained its small-town appeal while offering residents and visitors a revitalized town center, a major arts festival, and the “world’s largest” alumni softball tournament.
The images in this book were selected from the Grove City Library’s Attics to Archives collection.
Stay tuned for details about the Launch Party as well as exclusive sneak peaks into the book later this week!