Chillicothe is the place to be for fun, family-friendly events celebrating the Fourth of July. A long-standing tradition as well as new events are planned to honor God and Country next week, according to Amy Supple, director of the Great Chillicothe Visitors Region.
“Few things are as American as baseball and the Chillicothe Mudcats have a very special day planned for Thursday, July Fourth,” Supple said.
The U.S. Military All-Stars will take the field at Shaffer Park on July Fourth at 5:30 p.m. in an exhibition game against the Mudcats. There will be a tail-gate party, meet and greet and plenty of fan-fare prior to the game. For more information on this inspiring baseball team, go to www.usmilitaryallstars.us/.
After the game, the Military All-Stars will take part in a long-standing Chillicothe Independence Day tradition; The Freedom Festival at Simpson Park. The event begins at 6 p.m. with music, door prizes, concessions, games for children and a fireworks display at dusk.
On Friday, July 5, the popular Tunes Under the Moon Concert Series will feature Christian and Gospel music from local favorites Jenny Gorsett as well as the Cornerstone Praise Band. The concert is at 7 p.m. at Silver Moon Plaza in downtown Chillicothe and is free to the public.
“A great All-American week in the Home of Sliced Bread will end with a truly one-of-a-kind event,” Supple said.
The Smithsonian Institute has loaned an original bread slicing machine from its collection to the Grand River Historical Society Museum in Chillicothe. On Sunday, July 7, at 1 p.m. the museum will host a special exhibit opening to unveil the bread slicer and its exhibit titled “Better Than Sliced Bread.” The museum is located at 1401 Forest Drive. and will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.