Around Town

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

CHILLICOTHE SKATE PARK SKATE DAY is March 29 at Three Sisters Park. Board/blade/BMX to DJ Greg Kircher from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for $5. Pads, helmets must be worn. Some avail. first-come, first serve. Concessions, raffles, 50/50. Six bands to play from 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Levee Town to perform again at 2 p.m. March 30 at River Beach Pub for skate park benefit.

SEVENTH ANNUAL FOUR-PLAYER DRAW COMPETITIVE MADHATTER VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT FOR EASTER SEALS is March 29 at Pearce Community Center. $25 per player for Easter Seals. Check-in at 8:30 a.m., play starts at 9 a.m. All benefiting from Easter Seals invited to attend. Call Jeff and Carmen Jenkins for more info at 274-2499.

CEMETERY CLEANUP is the last two weeks of March. During semi-annual cleanup, residents are asked to remove anything they might want to save. All items on graves will be discarded. Anyone wishing to save grave decorations, but unable to get them by March 31 may call Art Jackson at 208-7019, or city clerk Sharon A. Crabel at City Hall, 274-5518, to arrange to have items held until April 5.

GUN SHOW is at the Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6. Admission is $1.

CASSIE DUNBAR EIGHTH ANNUAL ILLINOIS RIVER SWEEP beg. at 7 a.m. April 12 at Cutright Park with sign ups and will continue sign ups until 10 a.m. while the clean-up continues. Sweep is an effort to clean up the Illinois River. Volunteers and boaters needed. Garbage sacks and gloves provided. Free T-shirts for those who sign up early. Door prizes available. Hot dog cook-out at Cutright Park after. Call Ron Dunbar, 274-5076, to sign up. Businesses/individuals who want to sponsor or donate prizes, call Dunbar and leave a message.

CHILLICOTHE/IVC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Alumni Banquet is June 14 at IVC High School. Cost is $18 per ticket. Any graduate of Chillicothe school district invited. Caterer is Mona’s of Toluca. Any reunion classes should let Anna Wilkins know if you will be attending at 274-4282.

SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA comes to Three Sisters Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12. Bring a bag of unwanted clothing, fabric or embellishments and use the community stockpile to create your own, one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. Expert instructors and volunteers will be on hand to guide participants, and all the necessary tools will be made available for transforming “fiber trash” into wearable treasure. Donation of $20/adults or $10/students/seniors plus a bag of clothes. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at