Church holds free community luncheon

The Beverly United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free community lunch Saturday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. This month’s menu includes lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Community members are welcome to the lunch for the food and fellowship.

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COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES

Members of the Beverly-Waterford and surrounding communities are invited to weekly Lenten services sponsored by the Beverly-Waterford Ministerial Association. Each weeks’ services are held at a different church in the two communities and a minister from each of the participating churches shares the weekly message. This week’s service on March 26 features the Rev. Russell White speaking at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The schedule for the remaining services with the featured minister is: April 2 – Rev. Matthew Weaver speaking at Smith’s Chapel; April 9 – Rev. John Harra speaking at Waterford Nazarene Church; and Good Friday, April 18 – Rev. Tom O’Connor speaking at Beverly United Methodist Church. All community members are welcome to attend. Services begin at 7:30 p.m.

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TAX HELP AVAILABLE

There’s still time to get tax help through AARP at the Beverly Library. The AARP Tax-Aide Assistance Program is free to low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention given to those age 60 and over. Help is given on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are available at the Beverly Library on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through April 8. Anyone interested in this program should call the library at (740) 984-4060 to make an appointment.

Please bring the following items to your scheduled appointment: a copy of last year’s tax return; W-2 forms from each employer; all 1099 forms ( such as 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-misc.); your SSA-1099 if you were paid Social Security benefits; your 1099R if you receive a pension or annuity; all forms indicating federal income tax paid; unemployment compensation statements if applicable; child care provider information (the name, employer ID, and SSN); all receipts or canceled checks for items such as medical expenses, taxes paid, mortgage interest paid, and charitable contributions if deductions are itemized; and Social Security numbers for all dependents.

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BUNNY HOP

SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 19

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk. The Walk, which features electronic timing, is scheduled for April 19, beginning and ending at Fort Frye High School. Runner’s start is at 8:30 a.m., with walkers starting at 8:35 a.m. Packet pick-up and Race Day registration begins at 7 a.m. at the high school on event day.

Pre-race day registration is due on or before April 12, either online or by mail. If registering online, go to theracedeal.com, where a credit card will be required for payment. If registering by mail, make a check payable – no cash, please – to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389/5K and mail to Katie Tucker, 78 Anderson Lane, Waterford, OH 45786. When sending in your registration, include the registration form, or a note including your name, address, phone number, whether you will be walking or running, your sex and date of birth, your e-mail address, and the size T-shirt you will need.

Children under the age of 18 must have signed parental permission to participate.

All registrants by April 12 will receive a T-shirt on race day.

After April 12, registration is $20 and there will be a limited number of T-shirts available on race day. All registrants also receive a ticket for the post-race door prize drawing.

The Bunny Hop benefits the Beverly-Waterford Fire Department, Emergency Medical Team, and American Legion Auxiliary Community Projects.

Sponsors of the Bunny Hop include Post 389 American Legion; 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; Beverly Citizens Bank; Beverly Lions Club; Dietz, Futrell, & Walters Insurance, Inc.; Duke Energy; Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation; Results Chiropractic; Sideline Sports Supply; Skinner Firestone, Inc.; Sponey’s IGA; Wainwright’s Jewelry; and Waterford Commercial & Savings Bank.

For more information, a map of the race route, and race rules visit bunnyhop5k.com or email dizy12@hotmail.com.

The Bunny Hop is a part of the 2014 River City Runner’s running and walking series.

Sign up now and kick off spring with a morning of exercise, fun and door prizes!

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