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The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce and the Genoa Merchant Association are busy planning this year’s annual Homecoming Celebration, which will be held June 4 and 5 in downtown Genoa.

The two-day festival and the Friday-night parade will have a patriotic theme, “Celebrating Our Hometown Military Heroes,” intended to honor our country and the men and women who serve and protect it.

Festivities begin Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. with the annual parade that will feature past and present military units, including the United States Marine Color Guard.

According to Neil Ammons, parade chairperson, parade goers will be entertained by local school bands, floats and contingents from a number local organizations and businesses.

Once again, the amusement rides will be back, and for those who love to shout “bingo,” they’ll have ample chances to play Friday and Saturday at games being held by the Genoa Fire Department.

Friday evening at dusk, come and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display near the ball diamonds at Veterans Park on Washington Street.


On the heels of its 17th CD release in 18 years, the award-winning rock group ApologetiX, a Christian parody band, will perform April 11, at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. The concert is sponsored by St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Rew!nd, the church’s youth band, will open at 3:30 p.m. and ApologetiX will take the stage at 4 p.m. 

The band’s 18th anniversary tour follows an ambitious year. Their just-released CD, “The Boys Aren't Backin’ Down,” was recorded live in October 2009 and includes 13 parodies never before recorded on CD, plus five revamped parodies from the band’s two earlier CDs.


Performance promises an entertaining “Elixir”
The Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society will present “Elixir” in concert


April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Pemberville Opera House. The performance is part of the ongoing “Live in the House” concert series.

What can audiences expect? Imagine Peter, Paul and Mary playing songs of the 1800s. Or a Beach Boys version of “Skip to My Lou.” What would a reggae version of “Down in the Valley” sound like?



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