A Walk Through Chillicothe’s “Shine On” and the Holiday Trees

Yoctangee Park is well-lit for the season. I took several videos of it, as well as spoke to one of the sponsors of a Christmas tree at the gazebo - and asked her about the caboose effort.

Along with her husband Gary, Janet Griffith owned and operated “Skate-Away” on Western Avenue from 1980 until it closed in 2006. This year they sponsored one of the 50 trees in the “Holiday Tree Walk by the Lake,” and used a theme of reminiscing about the roller skating rink - welcoming past skaters to add their touches to it.

She spoke about that, as well as her efforts on the city cabooses as a volunteer. Hear it all in the linked interview videos, as well as take a video tour of the 2023 “Shine On Chillicothe” in Yoctangee Park on a calm night: Find more in the article on the Scioto Post, including the videos.

Kevin Coleman covers local government and culture for the Scioto Post and iHeart Media Southern Ohio. For stories or questions, contact Kevin Coleman or the iHeart Southern Ohio Newsroom.

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