Twin City pride will be on display during the 10th annual 922 Day celebration. (Submitted photo)
Dennison, Ohio - Residents are invited to celebrate their Twin City roots during a special event this weekend at McCluskey Park.
The 10th-annual 922 Day celebration is set for Saturday, September 22, with family-friendly activities planned throughout the day.
The festivities begin at 10:50 a.m. with a parade featuring area youth football players and cheerleaders, the Claymont High School Marching Band, and vehicles from the Uhrichsville and Dennison police and fire departments.
The parade will line up in front of the Claymont Intermediate School beginning at 10:30 and proceed from there to McCluskey Park.
The celebration continues at the stadium with a performance from the Claymont Marching Band followed by an afternoon of carnival-themed games and activities from 11 to 1:30.
“A lot of local groups will be there, and they will be doing activities with the kids and passing out information,” says 922 Day Committee member Tammie Taggert.
Providing activities during this year’s event will be the 922 Day Committee, Claymont Library, Twin Cities Kids Coalition, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio, Trinity Hospital Twin City, the Mulato Green Group, Meese Martial Arts, and local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
Taggert says a cake walk and magic show are among the many activities planned for the day. There will also be an opportunity for area children to enter into a prize drawing for a chance to win a ride in a fire truck or police cruiser.
In addition, the committee will also be providing free hot dogs, popcorn and bottled water to attendees, and the Dennison Rotary Club will be handing out free ice cream.
Taggert says annual the event is designed to showcase all the great things going in the Twin Cities community and combat any negative stereotypes about the area.
“The goal is for us to be able to show pride in the groups that we have and the people that we have here and engage with the children that we have here and just be proud of the fact that we’re from the Twin Cities and the 922,” she says. “We’ve seen a lot of negatives about the Twin Cities over the years, so we’re trying to change that mindset a little bit.”
Stacey Carmany, Tusco TV