News briefs: Ross County Park District announces 2022 Community Enrichment Grant

Chillicothe Gazette

Ross County Park District announces 2022 Community Enrichment Grant

ROSS COUNTY — The Ross County Park District (RCPD) distributes grants, recognizing that general operating and overhead expenses can impede a community’s ability to foster all but its core mission.

The focus of this grant is to provide seed money to organizations interested in projects that further the recreational opportunities within their community.

Examples of previously funded projects include the purchase of mulch for a village playground, a new roof on a community shelter house, and the purchase of bases for a local baseball league. Ross County Park District encourages all non-profits, townships, villages, and municipalities with projects located in Ross County to apply.

The online form can be completed by visiting https://forms.gleA9dyLNyyKGVE9H4p6 or the paper form can be obtained by contacting erinstanley@rosscountyohio.gov. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2021.

Schmidt’s Day at the Ross County Historical Society

CHILLICOTHE —The public is invited to celebrate the German heritage of Chillicothe and Ross County at “Schmidt’s Day at the Ross County Historical Society.”

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 on the grounds of the Ross County Heritage Center located at 45 West Fifth Street in Chillicothe and will feature traditional German food prepared by the world-famous Schmidt’s restaurant located in German Village in Columbus. Schmidt’s Sausage Truck will be serving many of the most popular items on the Schmidt’s menu, all available without the long drive to Columbus.

Enjoy the Bavarian sounds of The Ohio Alphorn Band while you feast on original German-style food. There will also be a special exhibit on local German culture inside the Heritage Center. The event is a social gathering free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the day and evening while supplies last. A large tent with tables and chairs will provide a pleasant setting for outside dining no matter what the weather brings. Please plan to attend this fun late summer event and bring your friends and neighbors with you. For more information, please call the Ross County Historical Society at 740-772-1936.