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What’s Happening in Chillicothe…

November 23, 2021

The holidays have arrived!  Chillicothe’s Christmas Parade kicked off 2021’s joyous Christmas Season! The weather was sunny, the bands were marching by, the crowds were pushing forward and Santa arrived in time to wish us all a glorious holiday!  Thanks to the Chillicothe Park District, there was a “Free Movie” following the parade.  Thank you Chamber of Commerce and City Merchants for a Star event!

At the recent City Council Meeting, the Council approved a resolution opposing the Barge Mooring.  The Council disbanded the Building Committee as the City Hall Renovation project has been moved on to the Finance Committee.   The Council approved a $200 donation to Optimist Club for their annual Toy Drive.  The Council approved the purchase of a new exhaust pipe for the Public Works Dump Truck.  The Council also approved the following Façade applications by Amanda Oedewaldt for Castaway’s Catering Building and Odie’s, Mike Mahoney’s building, Nate Walz building.  The Council approved the City Attorney to draft a Redevelopment Agreement with Raymond and Peggy Yung of Peggy Says Sew.

Remember to avoid leaves in the streets.  Moffit Park is open for downed ranches and leaves until November 29.  The schedule is on the City of Chillicothe website and at City Hall. 

The Optimist Club Toy Drive Christmas trees are located at the Chillicothe Library, Geiger’s Hardware, Pearce Community Center, and Kroger.  The CNA’s Christmas Baskets and Toy Distribution will be held the Saturday before Christmas.  December 11th is our monthly 2nd Saturday Market.  Countdown to Christmas will run from November 27th to December 11th and the winners will be announced at a live Facebook drawing on the 11th at 6pm. With all the holidays busy-ness, don’t forget to stop at the Town Theatre and see a movie.