Former Eastside center to celebrate new name

Correction: The start time of the event is 5 p.m. and was incorrect in an earlier version of this story. We apologize for the error.

The former Eastside Community Center will be celebrating its new name as the Roby Anderson Center with a dedication ceremony Thursday.

Julie Bilz, president of the State Street Area Association, 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 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., she says that Mayor Jim Lienhoop will read a proclamation to officially name the building after founders Roby and America Anderson.

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.

The center is at 421 McClure Road and you are invited to attend the festivities.