Memory Tree Dedication and lighting to be held in Chillicothe tonight

Silver Moon Plaza Chillicothe

Chillicothe’s Silver Moon Plaza tonight will host the second annual Memory Tree Dedication and Lighting Service at 6 o’clock.

Promoters say the event honors loved ones who have passed on. Ornaments will sparkle on the tree on the stage of the Plaza.

The program includes music from the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe. An opening message will be delivered by Rev. Alan Brock. Chimes of the bell will be heard after  each name is read. The tree will be lit at the conclusion of the program and downtown Chillicothe lights will also be turned on.

Saturday evening, November 19 in Simpson Park of Chillicothe, the annual Festival of Lights program will be held. There are a number of new displays and additions to the 38-acre park. The program will begin at 5:30 pm. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will cost $1.00. Santa will visit with the children at Santa’s House in the park.

The opening prayer will be by Brad Baker of Turning Point Church at Chillicothe. Others participating are Festival of Lights Director Barb Burton, committee member Janet Barnhart, Santa, and Field School student nine-year-old Tara Webb. Sliced Bread Market of Chillicothe will serve coffee, hot chocolate, and cider. Simpson Park will close to all traffic Saturday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm while the holiday program and sleigh rides are going on.