Chillicothe’s first effort of hosting a Downtown Tour of historic churches is being called “a great success” by organizers.
Organizer Charlie Frazier told Litter Media’s Mike Smith they had over 200 people buy tickets for the December 4th evening event, which was considered a sell-out.
Several churches participated in the event, which allowed the host churches to share the history of their congregation and the impact they have played in developing the City of Chillicothe.
The inaugural Chillicothe Christmas Church Walk included St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Walnut Street United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, First Wesleyan Church and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.
Frazier said they are hoping to host the event again next year after receiving such tremendous feedback in their first effort.
Rural King, which a farm supply store, will be focusing some of their resources on Christian churches, schools and radio stations during their Rural King Church Week observance. This runs December 10th-24th
Rural King has area stores in Chillicothe, Circleville and Waverly, along with other stores in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Alabama.
What is Rural King Church Week? Church week is an opportunity for Rural King customers to support their local Christian churches, schools, and radio stations.
From December 10th – December 24th 2021, customers can upload their Rural King receipts to www.ruralking.com/churchweek and 10% of their receipt total after sales tax will go to the registered Christian organization of their choosing.
Unioto will be looking for a new spring Track and Field head coach with Matt Paxton’s announcement that he’s going to yield that position to become the team’s assistant coach, in order to dedicate himself to the distance runners in the spring.
Paxton will remain as head coach of the high school Cross Country team in the fall. Matt will also focus on building the distance program in the lower grades, along with coaching indoor runners. He told Litter Media’s Mike Smith that he is currently working with 40 runners this winter and “That has become a full time commitment in and of itself the last few years.”
Matt Paxton made his plans public on his Facebook page with the following- “We, (Unioto), are seeking a head varsity boys track coach for 2022. Info is at the following link. And NO I am not burned out or getting away from coaching. I have just decided i can best serve our athletes by focussing on our distance athletes in the spring and building the distance program in the lower grades. I’ll still be coaching indoor, helping with outdoor as an assistant for distance and coaching CC as the head coach. We just really need to get some help with the sprints hurdles and throws so I can focus on our growing distance program full time in the spring.”
Since 2002, he has led 16 Unioto teams to spring Track & Field SVC Championships. 10 of those titles were in succession between 2007-2016.
Paxton has led Unioto to 20 SVC Cross Country titles, including state runner-up and one third place finish. Those have come in stretches of 13 straight and most recently the last 7 in a row. Again, Paxton will remain as Cross Country head coach.
If interested in the head coaching position for spring Track & Field at Unioto, Paxton asks individuals to contact the Union Scioto District Office.