JCC Reunion Weekend Celebrations


This July 4-7: Get the word out now to friends near and far; there’s going to be JCC reunion fun all weekend long!

The excitement begins on Thursday, July 4, as we kick off our fun-filled JCC reunion weekend by walking alongside the JCC 100 float in Bexley’s 4th of July parade. The best seat for the parade might just be the one inside it! Participants are encouraged to wear a vintage JCC t-shirt. At 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, join the July 4th parade by meeting us at the parade line-up, at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Remington Road.

Later in the day, come check out the JCC Open House. At 4 pm on July 4, visitors are invited to stop by the new J-Zone, gym, or expanded fitness area for a special tour. See the new addition, our lobby exhibition, JCC 100: The Center of It All, and more!

Finally, gather for the Bexley Fireworks at 9:30 pm that night. Bring a blanket or chairs and your family and friends. We’ll turn our eyes toward the skies and ooh and ahh the night away. Meet in front of Graeter’s and we’ll find a spot to watch together.

The fun doesn’t stop there. On Friday, July 5, join us for a campground celebration, reuniting campers young and old. From 12:00 — 1:00 pm members and their guests are invited to come on down to the JCC campgrounds for an hour of silly summer fun and favorite summer treats.

Later, from 3:00 — 5:00 pm on Friday, July 5, current and former BBYO and teen club members are invited to reunite at the J! Reconnect with old friends and honor the advisors who made teen club programming so special. Have a kibbitz and a nosh—share a memory. Email, snail mail, Facebook, text, or even dial your old friends and make sure they’re all here!

On Sunday, July 7, it’s tournament time! From 9 am to 12 noon, at Holiday Lanes, located at 4589 E. Broad Street, the JCC Bowling Tournament promises to bring back fond memories and more. Knock down some pins, swap stories about the old bowling lanes, and of course have a nosh; light brunch will be served.

At 2 pm, we take the fun outdoors, for a softball tournament! Slip on your old softball glove, grab your lucky socks, and join us for fun on the JCC softball diamond. Everyone is welcome to play. Be sure to work up an appetite—we’ll be grilling out.

Don’t miss a thing! To find out more, help out, or participate in any or all of the JCC Reunion Weekend activities, contact Mary Beth Zacks at mbzacks@gmail.com; Jeanna Brownlee at (614) 559-6274 or jbrownlee@columbusjcc.org; or Nancy Rosen at nrosen@columbusjcc.org.