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Get ‘hopping’ with annual Beverly 5k run

The 16th annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 31. Start and finish lines will be in front of Fort Frye High School and the runners head out at 8:30 a.m. and the walkers start at 8:35 a.m. Both races feature electronic timing.

Registration forms can be picked up at local businesses in the Beverly-Waterford area or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Beverly/BeverlyWaterfordBunnyHop5kRunWalk for online registration. Registration for the race with a guaranteed race T-shirt ends at midnight March 24. Packet pick-up and race day registration will be available from 7-8 a.m. at Fort Frye High School in Beverly on race day. Payment may also be made online by going to the runsighup.com link above. A credit card is required. Registration may also be done by mail by sending a completed form with a check only payable to “American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389/5k”. Send completed registration forms to Katie Tucker, 78 Anderson Lane, Waterford, OH 45786.

Registration on or before March 24 is $15 and everyone registering on or before then will be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Registration may still be submitted after March 24 at a cost of $20, but a limited number of T-shirts will be available. Registered participants will receive a post-race door prize entry ticket.

There is no age limit for children and strollers are welcome! If participants would like their child to have an official time and T-shirt, they must be registered and pay the entry fee.

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

For additional information, sponsors, map and rules go to bunnyhop5k.com or email dianewainwright@gmail.com.

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OPERATION STREET SMART

Operation Street Smart is a government initiative to educate the public about drug abuse signs and prevention strategies. A meeting will be held at Fort Frye High School March 26 from 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to discuss this difficult subject. Most addictions start in high school and your local schools are ALL dealing with drug-related issues. The presentation will contain very, very powerful information that every single one of us needs to hear. The signs of drug abuse in families, school organizations, the workplace, communities, and towns are everywhere. Operation Street Smart teaches you the signs and how to recognize them. Make plans to attend this important, free, community program.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

Drop by the Beverly Public Library to see a 3D printer. Visit with Makerspace Coordinator Jenny Bruce and ask questions about the printer and the new Building Bridges to Careers Epicenter Makerspace. The program is brought to the library through a partnership between the Washington County Public Library and Building Bridges to Careers Epicenter Makerspace, which card holders of the Washington County Library card can use for free. This program will be held Tuesday from 6-7 p.m.

March Munchies are planned for Thursday at 3:30. March plays ‘host’ to many National Food Days and many will be explored.

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