Saturday, October 9, 2004

Neighborhood briefs

Clermont festival to celebrate diversity

BATAVIA - Clermont County residents will celebrate the county's increasing diversity today at Culturefest 2004,10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati-Clermont campus, just off Ohio 32.

The music, arts and food festival will feature arts and crafts from around the world, including Ireland, Kenya, Cameroon, India, Japan, Spain, and Latin American countries.

Organized by Clermont 20/20, the county leadership council, the festival will also feature foods from Cameroon, Cajun country, Mexico, Italy, India and China.

Monument honors police officers

MILFORD - Supporters of law enforcement officials in Clermont County will unveil a stone monument this afternoon that will memorialize police officers who have served in the county.

The Clermont County Police Memorial, located at the Milford Community Fire Department on U.S. 50, will be dedicated at 2 p.m.

The family of Sam Rouvier, the most recent Clermont County Sheriff's deputy to die while on duty (in 1966), will be in attendance.

Program to examine presidential campaigns

DELHI TOWNSHIP - The Delhi Historical Society will present a free public program "Presidential Campaigns - Then and Now," by Sue Ann and Judge Mark Painter 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road.

Sue Ann, author of a new biography, William Henry Harrison: Father of the West, will talk about how Harrison's 1840 presidential campaign influenced campaigns today.

Her husband, judge on the Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals and author of William Howard Taft: President and Chief Justice, will talk about Taft's ill-fated 1912 re-election bid.

The authors will sign copies of their presidential biographies - written for ages 12 and up - at 7:15 p.m. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Delhi Historical Society.

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