Where the Rails Cross the River
Warm spring weather brings a lot of outdoor activities. We recently had our city-wide trash pickup, we announced a new recycling drop-off at the Wigand location, and the Everyday Leadership group at the high school had a successful electronics recycling day. The students also took time recently to pick up litter along Route 29 on the south edge of Chillicothe. It's a great group of kids - good examples for other high schoolers and for adults as well. We thank them for taking time to improve the look of our community.
The number of activities really takes off in May. Summer Camp returns, as does the monthly "Downtown Thursdays" - with a few new ideas this year. Claud-Ellen Days returns in June, along with the Historical Society's Zorrofest. Chillicothe Park District will host a new kids triathlon and bicycle tour, and of course, there are the annual baseball tournaments that bring large crowds into town. July brings the great fireworks display at Cutright Park and Three Sisters Park will host its first Country Fest. The St. Jude Run, the IVC Band Bash and the Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe Kayak run return in August, and in September, we'll be celebrating 100 years of the Shore Acres Clubhouse.
These are just a few of the highlights . . . there are a lot of other activities going on - from Pearce, the library, IVC schools, the park district, and more. My point is that for a community of some 6,000 residents, there are a lot of things to participate in over the summer and beyond. I encourage everyone to support these local activities - at a minimum - and where possible, choose a couple to get personally involved in. Our community is only as good as the people are willing to make it. That means we need to support local activities wherever we can.
Get out and enjoy the warm weather . . . and do something good for your community.