The American Red Cross will serve lunch and dinner today and Wednesday at the Douglas and Far East community centers to Columbus residents who have been without power due to the recent storms.
The centers will be open until 9pm tonight and on Wednesday from 11 am to 7pm. All other recreation centers will be closed on Independence Day. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has ordered a fire hydrant near the Beatty Recreation Center be opened today and Wednesday to help people cool off in the heat. Fire hydrants that were opened Monday and late last week at other recreation centers will not be reopened because of a lack of participation.