Monte Carlo coming to New Athens

THE NEW Athens Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Monte Carlo night on Feb. 19 at the firehall located on Franklin Drive in the village. The night of fun will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets, available from any member of the department, are $10 per person. Those with questions should call 740-968-6135. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

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THE HARRISON Central Cheer Parents Club will host a spaghetti dinner and raffle on March 12 at the Cadiz American Legion beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at $10 per person and included the dinner along with chances to win monetary prizes in the amounts of $500, $200, $75 and four chances at $25 awards. For more information or tickets call 740-942-8852.

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A FUNDRAISER for the Harrison Central Wrestling Program is fast approaching. The squad will host its annual Outdoor Sports Bash on March 26, 2-9 p.m., Hopedale Social Hall. Tickets for the all-you-can eat event are $30 per person. See any wrestler for tickets.

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HARRISON COUNTY Relay for Life has been set for June 10 and 11 at Dr. James Z. Scott Field in Scio.

Relay For Life gives people of all ages, races and backgrounds the opportunity to come together to not only raise income, but to take a united stand in the fight to save lives from cancer.

Relay is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. During the event teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, parks and other designated sites and take turns walking or running laps.

Teams of 10 to 15 people are currently being formed by the Society. Teams consist of co-workers, friends, family members and others. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember and fight back. And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer.

Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay you find healing, comfort and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. Also, there is a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

“No matter why you take part in Relay, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives,” said Shannon Ealy, the Regional Income Development Director of the Northeast Ohio Region American Cancer Society.

“With everyone’s help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community,” Ealy added. “Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.”

The Harrison County is currently planning a Longaberger Basket Bingo and are also selling candy bars.

For more information on any of the events, contact Marianne Custer at

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DON’T FORGET the benefit spaghetti dinner set for Sunday, Feb. 6 at 12 pm at Piedmont Firehouse to benefit Rick Bear. A love offering will be taken and you will also be able to participate in a 50/50 raffle in addition to a silent auction.

All proceeds will help with expenses.

For more information or to make a donation contact: Betty Ann Moore 740-968-1364 John and Heather Toland 740-658-4350 Bob and Susie Nye 740-968-3898.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader