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Raffle tickets on sale for pool fundraiser

The annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraising raffle benefiting the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool has begun. Tickets are now on sale for $25 each at any of these local merchants: B & W Pharmacy, Lisa’s Sweet Stop, Wainwright’s Jewelry, and the Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank. New this year is a Pay Pal option for purchasing tickets. Message the Beverly-Waterford Poll Foundation’s Facebook page with your name, email address and phone number and they will process a PayPal Money Request. Tickets can be purchased without leaving your home or office!

This year’s prizes and award dates are: December 1 — Air Pods; December 2 — $250 Lowes Gift Card; December 3 — $250 Fuel Gift Card; December 4 — Nintendo Switch Light; December 5 — $300 Lakeside Golf Gift Card; December 6 — 55 inch Smart TV; December 7 — $250 Skinner’s Firestone Gift Card; December 8 — White Gold Blue Topaz Ring from Wainwright’s Jewelry; December 9 — $200 Gift Card to the Rock Box; December 10 — Henry single barrel .44 Magnum rifle; December 11 — Kitchen Aid Mixer; and December 12 — $500 in cash.

Stay tuned to Facebook for live drawing details!

All monies go directly into the Foundation to help keep our beautiful pool up and running for our youth and community.

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TOY RUN 2019

America Legion Riders Post 389 in Beverly, OH is sponsoring its annual Toy Run next Sunday, November 17. Sign up is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Legion on 5th Street in Beverly. The ride with Santa leaves at 1 p.m. and the last bike is in at 3 p.m. Admission to the event is $10 or a toy of equal value. As a reminder, stuffed animals are not accepted. All vehicles are welcome — not just motorcycles! Food will be provided during the event as well as a 50/50 drawing, raffles, and a silent auction. Breakfast will be available for an additional fee for early-comers.

All donations will go to the Morgan County United Ministries and Washington County Community Action Secret Santa.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS

Since the fall of 2017, Fort Frye Local Schools has been involved in an educational visioning and facility planning process. The goal was to create a long-term school facility plan that supports the vision for learning in our district for future generations of students. Staff members, students, parents, business owners, and community members have been involved in this process and now it’s time for widespread community input and feedback.

Several options are now being explored by the district’s Master Facility Planning Committee. Feedback from the community is very important before a final recommendation is made to the Board of Education in the spring of 2020. Students, staff, parents, community members, and taxpayers are invited to attend on of the community facility meetings where information will be shared about the various proposed facility plan options. Meetings will be held at various locations throughout the district, with the same information being shared. The meeting on Thursday, November 21 will be held at Fort Frye High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Other district times and locations are Tuesday, November 19 in the Salem-Liberty Elementary School cafeteria and Monday, November 25 in the Lowell Elementary School gymnasium, both meetings also at 6 p.m.

School facilities, grade-level configurations per building, and the location of school sites are important to school communities. Come to learn what the future holds for Fort Frye Schools.

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

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