Grove City’s annual Homecoming Celebration brings stogether generations of Grove City High School alumni, community members, friends and neighbors. Historic Town Center comes alive with laughter and shared memories from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, July 26.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a brief ceremony revealing the recipient of the 2019 Grove City Service Above Self Award. Grove City Rotary members, City officials, family and friends will gather at the George Edge Music Park on Broadway to pay tribute to the recipient, honoring a lifetime of contributions made to our community.

Musical entertainment featuring RockHouse livens up the evening from 7 to 10 p.m., with a mix of favorites from the 1980s. The annual Alumni Tournament Hall of Fame induction ceremony, by tournament coordinator Eric Saxton, takes place during the band’s intermission.

A variety of food trucks and Town Center restaurants offer concessions during the event.

Watch or participate in the 12th annual Homecoming Cornhole Tournament from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by City Council member Ted Berry. Registration is $40 per two-person team, with a first-place prize of $200 and $100 for second place. Proceeds benefit Breck Community Park. Forms are available for pick up at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, or Parker’s Tavern, 3998 Broadway. Completed forms can be mailed to Parker’s Tavern or the City of Grove City. For more information, call 614-309-0332 or email the event coordinator.

Download the 2019 Cornhole Tournament application and Cornhole Tournament rules.

The following streets close at 2 p.m., July 26 and reopen by midnight: Broadway, south of Grant Street to north of Grove City Road, and Park Street from the City Hall driveway to west of First Street.

This event is planned in conjunction with the Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament, often billed as the largest alumni softball tournament in the world. Teams play at fields throughout Grove City Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. For more information on the softball tournament, visit the Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament website.

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Weather-related cancellation information for the Friday evening events will be available at the Grove City website or 614-277-3060 the day of the event.  For additional information, contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050.