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The Revolutionary War Patriots’ Day event will be held beginning at noon April 22 at the bell tower at Rootstown Middle School, 4190 S.R. 44.
The event will be celebrating April 19, 1775, and “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.
The event will include guest speaker State Sen. John Eklund (R) District 18, as well as living history programs, including Revolutionary War soldier Lt. Jeremiah Greenman and his wife, Mary Eddy Greenman, portrayed by Bob and Dorothy Hurd.
Also included in the event will be “colonial citizens and musicians,” weaving and spinning demonstrations, candle dipping with bees wax, bagpipe traditional music by Fife and Drum musicians, a flintlock discussion/display and “militia soldiers and Redcoats.”
Patriotic music will be provided by members of the Rootstown High School band and colonial representations will be presented by the Rootstown Middle School Art Club.
Sponsored by the Rootstown Historical Society, the event includes door prizes and free popcorn and is free and open to the public.
The event will conclude with the playing of “Taps” at 4 p.m.