Area enjoys July 4th celebration


Kelsi Holstein - PDT Contributor



Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville has been serving the area for 75 years.


The community got to enjoy hotdogs, apple pie, music and several special giveaways


Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville has been serving the area for 75 years. The funeral home held a special cookout on the fourth of July to celebrate the milestone and to give back to the community that has supported them.

Reaching the 75-year mark is impressive for any business, but it is extra special for Brant Funeral Home because it is currently the oldest business in Sciotoville. Jeff Brant, and his wife Barb, have been the owners of the funeral home for 40 years. Jeff Brant says that having the community behind him is what has helped to make his business a success.

“We wanted to put back into the community as good as they’ve been good to us,” Brant said. “We’ve been very successful.”

At the cookout, the community got to enjoy hotdogs, apple pie, music and several special giveaways. Everything at the event was provided by the Brant Family.

“I think they’ll enjoy because Barb and I are giving this to everyone, it’s a way of telling them thank you,” Brant said.

Howard Merritt, who attended the event with his family says that he thinks the event brings something special for the holiday.

“People together, just community and commodore,” Merritt said.

Brant is the only Funeral home in Ohio that avenue of flags. The flags are on display during funerals for veterans, and during special holidays.

Kade Conley who works at the funeral home says that the Brant family enjoys investing back into the community.

“It means a lot to them, these people have given him so much so he’s giving back,” Conley said.

The funeral has helped many families during some of their most painful times, Brant says that they do their part to take care of each family.

“I think that the kindness and the caring and the love that we have for each family,” Brant said.

Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville has been serving the area for 75 years.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_070417112.jpgBrant Funeral Home in Sciotoville has been serving the area for 75 years.

The community got to enjoy hotdogs, apple pie, music and several special giveaways
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_0704171119.jpgThe community got to enjoy hotdogs, apple pie, music and several special giveaways

Kelsi Holstein

PDT Contributor