Buckeye Trail hiking opportunity offered

HERE’S YOUR chance to take a historical hike on the Buckeye Trail when Dr. Scott Pendleton and Ray Ferrell, members of the Harrison County Historical Society and Buckeye Trail Association, host a hike on the Buckeye Trail featuring great scenery with a touch of history.

The Buckeye Trail Association works at keeping the trails preserved for hiking opportunities in Ohio. Pendleton is supervisor of the Bowerston section of the Buckeye Trail that enters in at Leesville Lake and exits beyond Smyrna. Ferrell is the maintainer of the Piedmont Lake section.

So trail blazers, lace up your boots and meet rain or shine at the Piedmont Lake Rest area on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. The moderate 4.2 mile hike will start at Thin Lane, near the old Tri-County fairground and end at State Route 22 in Piedmont. This is approximately a 3 hour trek. Hot chocolate will be served at the rest area following the walk. For more information please contact Ray Ferrell at 740-942-3475.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO Ericka Skinner of Hopedale, a former standout track and cross-country star at Harrison Central High School.

Skinner, now a freshman at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., was named the Conference Carolina Division II Freshman Athlete of the Year. In addition, she was recently named North Carolina Athletic Association conference Female Athlete of the Week and also appeared on the Carolina Conference Cross-County First Team.

She is a pre-med student at the college and is the daughter of Natalie Pizzino of Hopedale and the late Todd Skinner.

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A FUNDRAISING holiday CD compilation, “A Christmas To Cure Cancer 5,” is now available for purchase.

This year’s music is a combination of numerous genres including jazz, blues, rock, county and even a waltz. It features the talents of Jimmy Thackery and The Driver; House of Heroes; Wynn Varble; Jonalee White; Vavina and The Vagabonds; the Matt O’Ree Band with Allison; Cody Romshak; Corinna, Quinci, Lorne and Sam VanFossen; Rachel Sepulveda; Derek DiCenzo; Jan Roll; and Dave and Carly Clo.

A Christmas to Cure Cancer, Inc., is registered as a 501(c) (3) non-profit entite with a mission to raise money for cancer research. The net proceeds is donated to organizations engaged in cancer research. The group has raised over $6355,000 through donations for their CDs over the past eight years.

The inspiration for the project comes from featured artist Lorne VanFossen who is a Hodkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor and a Harrison County resident.

In addition to the CD, on Dec. 3, A Christmas To Cure Cancer will hold its ninth annual auction at the Conference Center at North-Pointe, Lewis Center with a dinner at 6 p.m. featuring guest speaker Dr. Prvin T. P. Kaumaya.

For additional information, or to purchase a CD, contact Lois Puskarich at 740-968-3701.

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SCIO WILL soon be transforming into the “Little Town of Bethlehem” when the annual Bethlehem Walk is hosted at the Scio United methodist Church on Dec. 3, 4 and 5 from 7-9 p.m. each evening. The community event is a collaboration between several area churches and individuals. It is a touching reenactment of the story of Christmas with tours of the live nativity and the town of Bethlehem, even featuring live animals in the scenes.

Make plans to attend. You won’t be disappointed!

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ON SATURDAY, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m., General George Armstrong Custer will be remembered in New Rumley when a dinner is held at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall. A program will follow at the Custer Museum which is located just across the street from the church. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Charles Conrad at 740-945-6415 or Dave Rose at 740-945-3744.

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THE ALWAYS popular Jewett Craft Show, sponsored by the community’s volunteer fire department, will be held Saturday, Nov. 27.

The 42nd annual event will have many crafters with almost everything under the sun for sale while food will be available throughout the day at a variety of locations throughout the village.

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A COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Service will be held Tuesday evening at the New Athens United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will begin at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the three churches of the community.

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THE HARRISON County Genealogical Society has been presented the American Electric Power “Dollars for Doers” Grant for the fifth year.

Presented to the organization in honor of retired AEP employee Susan Adams of Cadiz for her volunteer service to the society, the $150 grant will help meet the challenges of fulfilling its work to gather, maintain and preserve family information and records for Harrison County.

Adams currently serves as president of the organization and welcomes others to join.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader online. com