Polar Express fun run scheduled

Everyone is invited to Beverly-Center Elementary School’s Polar Express 5K Fun Run and Walk on December 2. Sponsored by the Beverly-Center PTO, race registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race steps off at 9. Entrance fee is $10 per person or $35 for a family. (A ‘family’ can be a group of up to six participants at this price and it is asked that all teams be members of the same household.) Participants are invited to wear their favorite pajamas of dress in a Christmas or Polar Express costume. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and families for the best costumes and PJs. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and all participants will receive a sleigh bell – not to mention the chance of a visit by a special ‘someone’! In addition, the Scholastic Book Fair will be open at 8 a.m. at the elementary school.

There are three ways to complete registration for the run/walk. You can send your completed registration form and check, payable to Beverly-Center PTO, to Beverly-Center PTO, P.O. Box 1028, Beverly, OH 45715; register online at https://raceentry.com/race-reviews/polar-express-fun-run-and-walk; or register the day of the race. Registration deadline is Monday, November 30.

The race begins and ends in front of Fort Frye High School. Prize winners will be announced in front of Beverly-Center Elementary school following the race. Any questions? Please contact MJ Williams at polarexpress.mjwilliams@gmail.com.

All proceeds benefit the Beverly-Center Elementary School PTO.



The Beverly Public Library is trying something new for their preschool story time. Beginning this week, story time will be offered on Tuesday night at 6:30 and repeated Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. This schedule will continue, on a trial basis, during November, December, and January. As always story time is for children ages 2-6 who are accompanied by an adult that will remain with them throughout the story time. Story time can include music, games, crafts, books, and much, much more. For more information please call 740-984-4060.

The next family class is scheduled for Monday, November 13 at 6 p.m. This month’s class is cross stitch. Programs are always being added, so check the library’s website at www.wcplib.info and be sure to find them on Facebook.

As a reminder, the library will be closed Saturday, November 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day.



The Beverly United Methodist Youth Fellowship is hosting their second annual “Get Creative” Craft Fair Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can contact fair coordinator/organizer Angie Hamrick at u.m.y.f.getcreative@gmail.com for a registration form. Registrations are due November 25 to secure a space at the show. Space rental is $10 for an 8×10 vendor space. More information is available with a completed application form. Checks can be mailed to Angie Hamrick at Beverly United Methodist Church, Attn: Get Creative Craft Fair, 700 Park Street, Beverly, OH 45715.


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.