Annual Beverly-Waterford Easter Egg Hunt to be held April 20

The Beverly Lions Club and the Muskingum Valley Leo Club are sponsoring the annual Beverly-Waterford Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20 at noon in Dodge Park in Beverly, The hunt is for children preschool through grade 4 only. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets. Bring your children and grandchildren for a fun noontime Easter activity!

MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITY PRESENTATION

This Wednesday night, April 17, at 6:30 PM, Adam Helbling will be speaking in the Fort Frye High School auditorium about the stigma of mental health. He is a nationally know advocate for mental health and disabilities and author of “Well…I Guess I’m Not Jesus”. The presentation, which is not a religious-based program, will focus on the author’s own struggles with both bipolar disorder and his life-altering spinal cord injury. This event is supported by the nationally recognized Marietta College Education Program and its student chapter, MCTEA, as well as The Bauer Fund of the J. Jim Luce Foundation of NYC. The program is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

FINAL LENTEN SERVICE

The final community Lenten service will be this Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The service will be at the Beverly United Methodist Church un Beverly with speaker Doug Downs. Everyone is invited. A free will offering will be taken to support the ministry of the Beverly-Waterford Ministerial Association.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

These Beverly-Center students were named ‘Student of the Month’ for March for going above and beyond in demonstrating their ability to make good choices. Congratulations go to: Kindergarten — Haiden Craig and Ayden Gilbert; First Grade — Rhyan Pyatt and Audrey Witten; Second Grade — Jantzyn Huck and Ethan Jones; Third Grade — Kya Kehl and Haiden Schaad; Fourth Grade — Kali Shilling and Reagan Witten; Fifth Grade — Karissa Hale, Dayne Miller, and Reiley Miller; Sixth Grade — Alexis Bishman and Braxton Ross.

AT THE LIBRARY

Children up to age 2 are invited for the ‘Baby Bookworms’ story time Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to noon. Story times always have great stories, but can also include snacks, games, and music. An adult must accompany the children and remain with them during the story time.

School aged children are invited to stop in Thursday, April 18, from 3:30-5 p.m. and snack their way around the world! Stop in and explore a new country through their snack.

For questions about these, or any, library programs, contact the Beverly Public Library at 740-984-4060.

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

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