By KENNETH HASANJE SR.
- This year the Village of Genoa celebrated its Sesquicentennial, 150 years strong: 1868-2018.
- Genoa Police Chief Brad Weis – with 41 years of service to Toledo and Genoa – was inducted into the Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame on Thursday Sept. 13.
- The Village has a beautiful park and swimming quarry, which enjoyed one of its busiest years dating back to 1997. Come next season to visit the park and our beautiful downtown. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers and plants, all managed and maintained by the Genoa Garden Club.
- Genoa Town Hall opened in 1885 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s at the Town Hall where the Genoa Council meet twice a month, and the upstairs Opera House is the home of the Genoa Civic Theater where many a plays have been held over the years.
- The Genoa Chamber will sponsor its second annual Holiday Parade, led by our High School Band and featuring floats from local groups and business at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elf will close the parade in front of Town Hall where the annual lighting of the Christmas tree takes place. After enjoying refreshments served at the Genoa Fire Hall, children can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus next door inside the Town Hall.
- On Sunday, Dec. 9, a committee of judges will choose the winners of our annual Best Decorated Home and Best Decorated Business contest. Awards will be given in both categories for first, second and third places.
- The Genoa Homecoming Committee is busy making plans for the next annual Genoa Homecoming Festival. The Festival will be held at Veterans Park on May 31-June 1, 2019.
We invite you to please come out and enjoy what Genoa has to offer.
For more, visit genoa.org or contact the mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-410-0868 or the village administrator Kevin Gladden at email@example.com or 419-461-2028.