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August 23, 2021

Chillicothe has been busy these last few weeks.  School started and high school sports will follow their regular season, the new “Sweet Finds” retail shop on 2nd Street has opened, Summer Camp 2021 has become a memory,   the Blue Ridge Farm Concert Series got off to its start, the Town Theatre is open and visitors, walkers, bird watchers, and wildflower admirers continue to visit Coal Hollow (off Yankee Lane).   August is winding down and Labor Day is fast approaching. 

It was a pretty quiet at the City Council Meeting last night, mostly final details on previous projects- finishing up roads, parking lots, curbs and city parks.  Tom Harms from the Veteran’s Memorial Commission presented four $1000 checks to the Council, one from each from the Veteran’s Memorial Commission, American Legion, VFW, and AmVets, as their contributions to the new flag poles and foundation work in the veteran’s area of the City Cemetery.   The City has entered into an agreement with David Weiss of Southern Glaziers of Wine and Spirits to place a Library Sharing Stand on the Riverfront .   Mr. Weiss will be purchasing stands with books with a wide range of content for children and adults.   His company has been purchasing and placing the stands free of charge, state-wide as their VolunCheers Community Project.   His team will maintain the books and stands.   These books can be borrowed and either return that book or replace with another book to share.   City Council also approved an application for the Sidewalk Program.  If you would like more information on this program, you can find it on our City of Chillicothe website. 

Exciting things to come in September:  Stop in the American Legion on September 03, from 8-11pm for Karaoke.  The Chillicothe Community Fire Association is hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station 7-11am on the 11th.   2nd Saturday Market in September is also the 11th, from 10-3pm.  Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour is playing at Three Sister’s Park on the 11th also, with tickets available on-line.  September 18th and 19th is the Inaugural Bridge to Bridge weekend connecting the four Illinois River communities of  Peoria Heights, Chillicothe, Lacon, and Spring Bay in a weekend of car shows, craft markets, plane and helicopter rides, art fairs, food and more food, sporting tournaments, architecture, history, parks, concerts, and shop til you drop!  Don’t miss the Grand Re-opening of Picket Fence on September 18th with music by the Mountain Men from 1-3 pm.   The Peoria Casting Club is having their 65th Annual Chicken Jamboree on the 19th, serving from 11:30 to 2pm.  The next in the Blue Ridge Farm Concert Series is September 19th and 26th from 2-5 pm.   Order free tickets on-line,  pack your snacks, lawn chairs or blankets and drive out to Blue Ridge, settle in on the slope at Blue Ridge Farm and enjoy the easy listening of three different bands each date.  The Chillicothe Library Autumn Market is on September 23 from 4-7pm and the Chillicothe Optimist Club’s Grab and Go Chilli Supper is scheduled at Shore Acres Clubhouse  for 1-7pm.on September 25th.