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Haunted Trail to be Sat. at Island View Park
Halloween parade Sun. to include food drive
Area residents have plenty of fun activities to enjoy the Halloween weekend, beginning with a one-night spooky event on Saturday, October 29.
The Rossford Community Recreation Center is again partnering with the Rossford High School Drama Club to present the Haunted Trail at Island View Park beginning at 7:30 p.m.
This is a free event, but donations for the drama club are welcomed.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but it will be geared towards teens and adults.
To register, call the recreation center at 419-666-2905.
“Candy Land” Halloween Parade
The Rossford High School DECA chapter invites everyone to participate in this year’s Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Candy Land– Everything is Sweeter in Rossford!”
The parade route begins at Veterans Memorial Park at the end of
The parade will proceed up Hannum, turn right at Hoffman Road, left on Jennings Road, left on Eagle Point Road, left on Superior Street and right on Glenwood, ending behind the RHS fieldhouse.
Rossford residents should be aware that those roads will be blocked off during the parade for a brief period of time.
City Administrator Mike Scott said Colony Road will be open on Sunday for through traffic.
Costume judging will take place at 12:45 p.m. at the Rossford Marina on the Hannum Avenue side. Costume judging categories are: infants to 5 years old; kindergarten to third grade; fourth grade to eighth grade, and high school to adult.
Prizes will be awarded for first through third places in those costume categories.
Float judging begins at 1 p.m., and monetary prizes will be awarded for floats placing first through third place.
Canned Food Drive
The Lutheran Church of the Master again will conduct a canned food drive during the Halloween parade.
The church will have a truck with a trailer collecting food items as it makes its way through the parade route.
Food items may be handed to church members as they are walking.
All parade participants and parade-goers are encouraged to bring one or more food items to donate to Perrysburg Christians United (PCU), which serves citizens of Wood County.
Donations also may be dropped off at the church, 28774 Simmons Road, prior to October 30. Trick or Treat
The City of Rossford has established that Trick or Treat will take place Monday, October 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Trick or Treat in Perrysburg Township also will be October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Journal office in Perrysburg now has the following new hours of operation:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rossford lies at the heart of the Crossroads of America, an area experiencing tremendous economic growth, located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. The city's population of approximately 6,000 is primarily a mix of descendants of Polish, Czechoslovakian, German and Ukrainian workers who came from Pennsylvania to work at the glass plant, now Pilkington.
Rossford was incorporated as a village in 1939 and as a city in 1971. The City is a municipal corporation which operates under its own charter and is governed by a mayor and seven-member City Council. Rossford is served by full-time police and part-time fire departments, dispatched from the neighboring Village of Walbridge.
The City maintains a Community Recreation Center and three parks, one of which,Veterans Memorial Park, features a seasonal marina along with picnic areas and diamonds and courts for baseball, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
Rossford has three elementary schools, Glenwood, Indian Hills and Eagle Point, a junior high and high school and All Saints parochial school for grades pre-kindergarten through eight.
The city boasts a public library and many service and community organizations such as the Rossford Business Association, Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Its Rossford Community Service League sponsors annual activities such as a Valentine's Day Dance, Easter egg hunt, Halloween, Memorial Day parades and their Christmas tree lighting.
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