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Antiques appraisal scheduled

Oliver Tucker Museum is sponsoring an Antique Appraisal this Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Waterford Elementary School. The school, located on State Route 339 in Waterford, OH, is one level and assistance will be provided at the door if needed. Donation fee is $5 for the first item and $3 for each additional item. Appraisal contributions will be used for repairs at the Oliver Tucker Museum in Beverly, OH. For more questions, call 740-984-4037 or 740-236-8757

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HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

This Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Beverly Library will be taking over Dodge Park for a spooky good time. Festivities at ‘Storybook Park’ will include pumpkin painting, live entertainment, face painting, peie eating and pie baking contests, storybook reading, games, and much more! In addition, the first 200 visitors to the park will receive a bag of crafts and coloring sheets. The bag will also contain five $1 tickets to use at the food vendors located in the park.

A special live performance by Mad Scientist of Northeast Ohio will be held at noon. Cirque du Papier, an origami specialist, will be available to entertain party-goers. Face painting will be provided by Pleasing Palettes. The Beverly-Center PTO will work with pumpkin painting while the Beverly Leos will be making slime. Two special contests — pie eating and pie baking — are also planned. Rules for these contests are available at the library. Games will be set up as well and be sure to look for the library staff ‘holding court’ over three different reading stations. As a special ‘treat’, a scavenger hunt will be held with the final prize being a Halloween box. Finally, a photo booth will be available.

For more information about Storybook Park, Contact the library at 740-984-4060.

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FUND THE FORT

RAFFLE

Time is running out to purchase tickets for The Fort Frye “Fund the Fort’ Club gun raffle. Tickets are on sale for a $20 donation from any member of the ‘Fund the Fort’ Club and the drawing will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Jim’s Gun Shop in Beverly. The winner need not be present to win. First prize starts with a Big Boy 36 gun safe. The safe will include a Henry 45-70; Ruger American Cerakote Bronze 450BM; Mossberg Patriot 243/ Remington 870 combo 20 gauge; Ruger AR556 M-Lock; Tri-Star Setter O/U 28 gauge TC TCR22; Stevens 301 410 Turkey; Savage 93R17; and Ruger PC Carbine 9mm.

Second prize begins with a Centurion 24 gun safe which will include a Henry 44 mag; Ruger American Ranch FDE 450BM/Mossberg 500 20 gauge combo; ATI Omni Max AR 556; Marlin 60 22LR SS/Lam.

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THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY

Don’t forget to visit the library this week for all their weekly activities.

Story time, for children ages 2-6, accompanied by a participating adult, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. and will be repeated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. This time may include activities, crafts, music, games, and as always, great books. Muskingum Valley Rehab is sponsoring snacks.

Teens are reminded of Anime Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Most showings will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Ratings will vary, so be sure to check with the library if there are any questions.

Wrapping up the week will be a ‘making magnetic slime’ activity for elementary children on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

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