CELEBRATION Munroe Falls honors Ohio 200th

Mary Rak Published:

The bell in the bell tower at Munroe Falls City Hall rang 20 times to announce the 200th anniversary when Ohio attained statehood. Sarah Vasquez, a fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School in Munroe Falls, had the honor of being selected by Riverview School Principal Jeffrey Bonk to ring the bell once for each decade since Ohio became a state.

Munroe Falls Historical Society sponsored this event to launch the formal presentation of three Ohio Bicentennial quilts made by the joint efforts of the historical society and the students and staff members of Riverview School.

The Presentation of the Colors was conducted by Riverview Cub Scout Pack No. 3172.

The historical society president Eldon Lown welcomed the crowd.

Mayor Brad Sisak spoke of Ohios rich heritage. Judy Mikes, Riverview vocal music teacher, led Riverview second-graders in Beautiful Ohio.

Guest speaker Judge Jane Bond of the Summit County Common Pleas Court, in her black judges robe, talked directly to the second-graders about Ohio legislature, using terms the children understood. The children learned words such as election, voting, representation of the people, and democracy.

The Munroe Falls Historical Museum, located in an historic house at 83 Munroe Falls Ave., will run its Ohio Bicentennial Exhibit through June 30.

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