Bunny Hop registration under way for April 20

Ready or not, it’s time to start registering for the 17th annual Beverly Waterford Bunny Hop 5k. This year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, April 20.

The electronically-timed race starts at 8:30 a.m. in front of Fort Frye High School for runners and at 8:35 a.m. for walkers.

Come join your neighbors and friends for a morning of exercise, fun, and door prizes.

Remember, registered participants will receive a post-race door prize entry ticket.

Cost for the race is $15 on or before April 13. Online registration closes at midnight April 13, 2019 as does registration for a guaranteed race-day T-shirt. After April 13 and until race day, cost for the race is $20 and there will be a limited supply of T-shirts on race day. Packet pick-up and race day registration will be available from 7-8 a.m. at Fort Frye High School on race day.

Ready to register? There are several ways. First, registration forms can be completed online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Beverly?BeverlyWaterfordBunnyHop5kRunWalk, where a credit card will be required. Or, you can stop by businesses in the Beverly-Waterford area for a registration form.

Registration forms are also available at bunnyhop5k.com, which is also where runners can find additional information, a map and race rules as well. Finally, participants can register by mail by sending a completed form with checks only — no cash please — made payable to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389/5K to Katie Tucker, 78 Anderson Lane, Waterford, OH 45786.

There is no age limit for children. However, if you would like an official time and race T-shirt for your child, they must be registered. Strollers are welcome!

Proceeds from the Bunny Hop benefit the Beverly-Waterford Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Medical Team, and American Legion Auxiliary community projects.

For more information about the race, sponsors, race map, and rules visit www.bunnyhop5k.com or email diannewainwright@gmail.com.



The library has been working its way through the alphabet and has made its way to the letters S and T.

Come join them Tuesday night or Wednesday morning — it’s the same program so pick which ever day and time best fits your schedule — and see what’s up with this week’s letters.

This week, hear a few ‘S’ stories about soccer, sleep, snakes, shoes, the number six, spaghetti, and spiders. Tacos, tails, tomatoes, trains, the number two, toes, tutus, teeth, tigers, and a girl named Tallulah round out the ‘T’s’ .

After the stories, stay for a snack and craft, which are both provided.

This story time is for children ages 2-6 that must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday evening’s story time on February 12 is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Wednesday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to noon for a repeat.

Too old for Story Time? No problem! School-aged children are invited to the library on Thursday, February 14 to try out the Virtual Reality headsets. As part of the library’s new after school program, Virtual Reality ‘try-outs’ will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on March 14, April 11 and May 9 as well.

Don’t forget, Book Buddies meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Stop in and read to a library staff member or a volunteer and earn prizes.

Any questions? Contact the library at 740-984-4060.


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