Franklin County Children Services and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's FamJam

August 5, 2017
Columbus Commons (160 S. High Street)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


On August 5, more than 6,000 people attended FamJam, an outdoor family enrichment festival co-sponsored by FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, for the 7th consecutive year. The free event was a huge success at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons. Local acts including: the Douglas Community Recreation Center Cheer Team, Lungu Vybz, Modeling with a Message Fashion Show, XClaim Dance and the Franklin Preparatory School Steel Drum Band performed on stage. The crowd was welcomed by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther; Columbus City Council Members Michael Stinziano and Jaiza Page; FCCS Communications Director Deborrha Armstrong; City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods Director Carla Williams- Scott and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Marc Goldstein. Columbus Council Member Shannon Hardin served as emcee. Attendees enjoyed complimentary snacks, while they visited more than 80 community resource booths. In addition, children explored vehicles provided by local safety forces.


Important Links


Photos from the 2017 Event  




Mayor Andrew J. Ginther attends FamJam 2017.


(From left) Columbus Department of Neighborhoods Director Carla Williams-Scott; Mayor Andrew J. Ginther; Columbus City Council Members Jaiza Page, Shannon Hardin and Michael Stinziano; and Franklin County Children Services Communications Director Deborrha Armstrong greet the crowd during FamJam 2017.


Franklin County Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Marc Gofstein welcomes the crowd during FamJam 2017.


Columbus City Council Member Shannon Hardin serves as emcee during FamJam 2017.




Xclaim Dance




 Douglas Community Recreation Center Cheer Team


Franklin Preparatory Steel Drum Band




Lungu Vybz performs.  







24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100