Time to get ‘hoppin’ for Bunny Hop 5K

Registrations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk. The event is planned for March 30. Participants should meet at the Fort Frye High School start/finish line.

Packet pick-up and Race Day registration is available from 7-8 a.m. Runners will start their race at 8:30 a.m. and walkers start at 8:35 a.m.

Registration and fees are $15, due by March 23 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. After March 23, registration is $20 with a limited supply of T-shirts available on race day.

Participants who have preregistered will also receive a post race door prize entry ticket in their registration packet.

To register for the race by mail, send a completed registration form with a check only (no cash, please), payable to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389/5K, to Katie Wainwright Tucker, 78 Anderson Lane, Waterford, OH 45786. Registration forms are available throughout the communities and also online at www.bunnyhop5k.com. For the first time, online registration is also available at www.theracedeal.com.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Beverly-Waterford Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Medical Team and American Legion Auxiliary Community Projects. For additional information, map, and rules, visit www.bunnyhop5k.com or email dizy12@hotmail.com.

Sponsors include Post 389 American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary; Sons of the Legion; American Legion Riders; AEP Ohio, Muskingum River Plant; AEP Ohio, Waterford Plant; B&W Area Chamber of Commerce; B&W Pharmacy; Citizens Bank, Beverly Lions Club; Dietz, Futrell & Walters Insurance Inc.; Duke Energy; Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation; Result Chiropractic; Sideline Sports Supply; Skinner Firestone Inc.; Sponey’s IGA; Wainwright’s Jewelry and Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank.

Kick off spring with a healthy morning of exercise, fun and door prizes!

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SCHOOL HOLDS RIF DISTRIBUTION

American Legion Auxiliary Post 389 recently held a “Reading is Fun” book distribution for students grades K-6 at Beverly-Center Elementary. Each year, the group holds three book distributions where students can choose a book of their own, free of charge, from a wide selection of books provided by the organization. Each year, the Auxiliary spends approximately $4,000 to purchase books for students at Beverly-Center, Waterford and St. John’s elementary schools. Funding assistance is provided by AEP and through the Legion’s Poker Runs.

Assisting with this year’s book distribution were Sue Trotter and Susanne Burchett, representing the auxiliary, and Debbie Miller, representing AEP.

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LENTEN SERVICE

The final Wednesday community Lenten service is scheduled for March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterford Nazarene Church with Rev. Tom O’Connor from the Beverly Presbyterian Church being the featured speaker. The Nazarene church is located at 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford. Next week’s service will be held on Good Friday, March 29, at the Beverly United Methodist Church.

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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.