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Scarecrow Parade

We are preparing a Scarecrow parade on Sunday, September 25th, at 1:00 PM.  The route will be determined.  We are looking for organizations and schools to decorate floats on the theme of scarecrows, Halloween and related subject for a kid friendly event.  There is a committee put together with members of City Hall, the Special Events Committee, Ottawa’s Visitor Center and volunteers.  We are also planning on having kid friendly activities at the Jordan Block.  Some possible parade participants charge a fee for which sponsorships are being requested.  Additionally, the types of activities at the Jordan Block (bouncy houses, balloon making clowns, face painters) could use sponsorship from businesses.

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Beautiful view from Buffalo Rock  looking over the Illinois River. Whether you hike or boat, this should be on your list of to do. 

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President Lincoln has been making his rounds in downtown Ottawa! Have you been able to find him and get your pictures taken?

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