Former Eastside Community Center being renamed

Correction: The starting time of the May 5th event is 5 p.m. It was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.

The former Eastside Community Center is getting a new name.

Julie Bilz, President of State Street Area Association, says that a dedication ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th, to rename the building after its founders Roby and America Anderson. Bilz says that you are invited to stop by the building, at 421 McClure Road, to take part in the event.

Bilz says that the United Way, the City of Columbus, Heritage Fund and the State Street Area Association will be hosting a spaghetti dinner at the site from 5 to 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., she says that Mayor Jim Lienhoop will read a proclamation to officially name the building. Bilz adds that from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the State Street Area Association will be holding what is being called a “general meeting” at the newly dedicated building. She says that residents of the city’s east side, business owners and any other interested individuals are welcome to attend.