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What’s Happening in Chillicothe
October 24, 2022

Traditionally the City of Chillicothe devotes a good amount of time and energy to raise funds and collect food items, coats, hats, gloves, etc. for its annual bell-ringing, fundraising drive for  Community Needs Agency who in turn redistributes these and other necessities to those in need in our community. November is a month-long endeavor to fill the coffers and shelves for that purpose.  Consider ringing the bell for CNA, donate when you see someone ringing the bell, fill your grocery carts with a few extra boxes or cans, pick up an extra coat or hat or pair of gloves that you can share with CNA and thus, your community.  Chillicothe is a great place to live!

Last weekend was a busy weekend, starting with the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Triangle on Santa Fe and 6th Street which was welldone.  Friday night brought wine and yoga and the public together at Pearce Community Center’s Vino and Vinyasa. The 2nd Saturday Market drew a nice crowd with two 2nd Street businesses, Starfish Cottage and Cranberry Creek,  choosing it to stage their Holiday Open Houses as well.  Chillicothe Players held their most recent performance this past weekend, “Sherlock Holmes  and the Case of the Christmas Carol.”  Hope you got to see it; the reviews say that it was entertaining and reminds us all of “the real meaning of the upcoming holidays.”  

Still working on the yard, putting all outside furniture and tools away for the winter, raking, bagging or burning the leaves and sticks?  A reminder that Moffitt Park  closes on Wednesday, November 30th for Yard Waste.  You must show an ID at the gate…

At the November 14th City Council meeting the Council :

  • Approved concrete repairs, valued at  $5,152,  for locations at Holland Court, Sycamore and 2nd Street, Sweetbriar, 419 Beech Street, and 1404 Pine St.
  • Approved expenditure in the amount of $14,408 to Engbrecht Concrete for sidewalk repairs on Wilmot  and Finney Streets  to bring the sidewalks up to date for ADA
  • Approved partial payment for $22,264.20 to George H Rump Construction for renovation of the Riverfront Bathrooms at Cutright Park
  • Referred to the city attorney a request to draft an amendment to the swimming pool ordinance to reduce requirement to build 15 feet from the easement to 5 feet from the easement 

The Chillicothe Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held this Saturday, November 19th on 2nd Street at 2pm.  Santa will be at the Chillicothe Fire Station after the parade for chats and pictures.  The following weekend starts with Black Friday Fitness Bash at Pearce Community and Fitness Center where the public is welcome.   That Saturday, the 26th, is  Small Business Saturday, a celebration where our Community honors our small businesses and takes this annual opportunity to meet our local small business owners and show them our appreciation.  That same weekend launches the Countdown to Christmas retail event where entries have a chance at winning $500, $200, and $100 Holiday dollar prizes.

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