This will be the 47th year the Ross County Ministerial Association and the Kiwanis Club of Chillicothe will sponsor the 210th OHIO STATEHOOD DAY Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 2nd, 8:30am, at Trinity United Methodist Church on East Main Street. The Prayer Breakfast is to commemorate the founding and the beginning of the State of Ohio in Chillicothe, in 1803.
The Constitution of the State of Ohio was drafted in Chillicothe in 1802, approved by Congress, and Ohio was admitted to Statehood. The governing officials were assembled and after being sworn into office, began administering the affairs of the secular government on March 1, 1803 in Chillicothe. The opening session began with a prayer by a pioneer minister Rev. James Finley. This prayer asked for divine guidance in all deliberations and judgments of the secular authorities.
Carolyn Ault, Kiwanis Chairperson, says this year's theme is "United We Stand." The guest speakers will be Judge Marie Hoover, Judge for the Fourth District Court of Appeals, and Pastor Jeffrey Broadnax, Senior Pastor at Grace Communion Internationaland Senior Pastor of Voice of Hope Church of God in Chillicothe.
The Kiwanis Club will also recognize Ault as the recipient of the Ohio Statehood Day Achievement Award; someone who bests represents the "SPIRIT OF OHIO." Ault said she was surprised to be selected into the same group as the past recipients: "For me to be on that list, I feel very honored and humbled."
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Trinity United Methodist Church or at the Ross County Visitor's Bureau.