We hope your summer has
been great so far. The Congo Homecoming has a
different date this year, due to the Perry County Fair being
held that week. The date for the 19th annual
Homecoming is July 11, 2009, from 11:00am - ?, in the Church
yard. Of course this will be a potluck dinner, so
bring your favorite dish for everyone to sample and your
favorite lawn chair.
prizes, and games will be provided throughout the day.
We would like to
invite the families of our loved ones to attend our event.
Our attendance is down. It may be due to the fact many
of the attendees have passed on since the first Homecoming
in 1990 and the economy is failing, but we would like to
continue to hold the event every year. There are group
pictures available of the first one, taken by Tina Ciber of
For some of you
that did not attend last year, things may look a little
different. The Church has new carpet and linoleum,
which was installed last year. There is also a wheel
chair ramp to the shelter house, that has been installed, as
well as a railing.
The Shelter House
is available for different occasions. There is heating
and cooling available as well for your comfort. We
only ask for a donation, to help maintain the grounds.
The long term goal is to install a kitchenette and water to
the already existing facility.
available on the Memorial Wall. They are $30.00.
If your family would like to purchase one, please contact
740-347-9224 for more information.
The Haunted Forest
will be held again this year on October 2nd and 3rd.
The volunteers love to have a ghoulish time scaring you.
Pictures of the event can be viewed, plus many other
articles of past and present events pertaining to Congo on
the website designed by Paul Reside at
Please feel free to visit this site and add your comments or
news that you may have.
The Citizens for
Congo is looking forward to seeing you, once again this
year. So, take a break from the everyday humdrum, and
plan on spending the day with us. Come to the little
entity, located in the rolling hills of beautiful, southern
Perry County, Ohio, that we call home, Congo.
Remember all roads
lead to Congo.
The Citizens for Congo Association