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What’s Happening in Chillicothe
September 26, 2022

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Would you like to get involved in your community? Election time is coming up in April. There is an opening in each of the City Wards.  See the City Clerk at City Hall for your Election packet.  

October 1st through December 15 are the fall landscape waste burning dates. The city’s burning schedule and details can be found on the City website at

Highlights of the 9/26 City Council meeting:
  • Update on Santa Fe Well by Paul Brotcke, PE
  • Approve Resolution for Bike Path funding and proceed with intergovernmental agreement
For children living in the Chillicothe, IVC School District boundaries and need assistance with winter attire, Community Needs Agency will once again have new winter coats, hats and gloves available for children starting October 24, 2022 from 10 am to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Supplies and sizes are limited. Call the CNA office at 309-274-6333 for more details.

Other happenings in town are…Spider Hill will open October 1 & 2 and run every Friday and Saturday in October at Three Sisters Park. The Fall Fitness Open House at Pearce Community Center runs from 9am to 12 pm on October 1 and is open to the public. Blue Ridge Community Farm has a Free Fall Concert from 2pm to 5 pm on October 2nd and 9th. Bring your own food, drink and chair or blanket. The 2022 Homecoming week at IVC High School will be held October 3rd thru the 7th with a parade to be held downtown on October 7th at 3pm. Chillicothe’s 2nd Saturday retail event will take place October 8th from 10am-3pm. Also on the 8th the Picket Fence Foundation will celebrate its one year birthday from 9am-4pm with kids activities, special sales, a food truck, and live acoustic music by James Herr from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce is planning a new event this fall called “Nightmare on 2nd Street”. It is happening on Saturday, October 29th from noon to 7pm and includes a Zombie walk and Halloween Parade. For more information, check out the Chamber’s Facebook page.  Chillicothe is a happening place…come out and join us!

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