The Junior Civic League of Chillicothe is pleased to introduce the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Gala “Winter Wonderland”. The Gala will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Shoemaker Center at Ohio University Chillicothe.

Last year, 18 grant applications were approved, with requested funds totaling approximately $120,000. The requested funds will go to help local organizations in their efforts to establish new programs, renovate facilities, and provide additional support for people in the community with medical, financial, and transportation needs.

Listed below are the 2016 Gala proceeds recipients:

  • Buck Fifty Inc.
  • Carver Community Center
  • Children’s Clothing Bank
  • Chillicothe Jaycees Secret Santa Project
  • Bryant Beans Butt Inc./ Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • First Capital Enterprise
  • FIVELoaves Chillicothe
  • Hope Clinic of Ross County
  • Mighty Children’s Museum
  • Ross County Community Action
  • National Church Residences
  • Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • The Child Protection Center of Ross County
  • First Weslyan Church
  • Chillicothe Fire Department
  • Chillicothe City Schools — Keys to Success
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Mary Conference
  • The Assistance House of Ross County

Tickets are $40 each and are available for purchase at the following locations: Dr. Patricia A. Haller Optometrist, 64 Executive Center Dr.; E.M. Smith Jewelers, 1334 N. Bridge St.; Spaulding Family Chiropractic, 265 N. Woodbridge Ave.; and The Cozy Inn, 339 Western Ave. Tickets will be sold at the door, and are also available online at They will also be sold at the door.

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Gala Grant Proceed Applications for the annual Junior Civic League Gala will be available starting Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Application packets are available at Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library Main Branch, 140 S Paint St., Chillicothe as well as through the link on this website. Applications must be postmarked NO LATER THAN Friday, September 1, 2017 for consideration.

All Ross County-based organizations with at 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status are eligible to receive funds raised through this event,


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