Two free community events are back on the calendar this spring in large part thanks to the career center's Student Council.

     English Teacher Katie Hewitt, Student Council advisor, said her group has missed the opportunity to engage with the community and are excited to bring back Art Expressed and the Pickaway-Ross Eggstravaganza.

     Art Expressed, created by Katie in 2018, is an opportunity for students and staff members to showcase their creativity. Past displays have included photography, oil paintings, woodwork and metal work, airbrushed designs and needlework.

     For this year's event, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, alumni have been invited to display their work. Exhibits will be displayed in the commons on main campus, 895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe.

     Just three days later, Katie and her 20 Council members will be back at work for the EGGstravaganza, a family-fun event for ages 12 and younger.

     Activities will take place outside on main campus and include a bunny hop (sack race), egg-in-spoon race, egg toss, face painting, story time and, of course, an opportunity for kids to find plastic eggs filled with candy.

     The Saturday, April 9, event is from 10 a.m. to noon. Children 6 and younger will enjoy the bunny hop and looking for eggs at 10:30 and 7- to 12-year-olds will start at 10:45. 

     Pickaway-Ross programs are creating themed baskets for a silent auction. The baskets can be bid on during Art Expressed and EGGstravaganza. Money raised from the auction will go to Student Council for prom expenses. The program that raises the most money will get donuts.

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