Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K Sept. 6
The second annual Sgt. Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K will be held Sept. 6 at Fort Frye High School in Beverly. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. People can register and pay online at kylebankes5k.com or print out forms online and mail checks to Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K, P.O. Box 461 in Marietta. Forms are also available for pick-up at Citizens Bank in Marietta, Bella Via Salon in Marietta and Zide's in Marietta.
- For information: Jenna Bankes, 336-4887 or Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082.
Cheerleaders plan car wash at Wendy's
Marietta Middle School and Marietta High School cheerleaders will hold their annual Wendy's Car Wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Wendy's on Pike Street in Marietta. Proceeds raised will be used towards the cheerleaders' fees and competition expenses for the ECOL Cheer Competition.
Times seeks Gem of Valley nominations
The Marietta Times is seeking nominations for a new series, Gems of the Valley. Those nominated should be people who have done great things for their communities but have flown under the radar. Nominations can be sent to News Editor Kate York at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Marietta Times office at 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, OH 45750.
Wildlife refuge plans 'forest-tree' program
The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a "Forest-Tree Adventure" program for those ages 6-15 at 1 p.m. Aug. 30. The program will include a hike through the woods with activities about forestry, tree aging and leaf identification. The program will be held at the Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. Closed toed shoes and a bottle of water are recommended. The program is free and approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present.
- For information and to RSVP: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.
Steak fry Aug. 30 at Beverly Legion post
A public steak fry will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the American Legion Post 389 in Beverly. The menu includes steak, a baked potato and salad bar. The cost is $12 per person.
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