2010-07-17 / Editorials & Letters

Thanks for first library 5K walk

Editor:

On Saturday, June 26 about 65 people, including volunteers, gathered at Buckeye Lake Eagles to participate in the first ever 5K walk sponsored by the Friends of Buckeye Lake Library. It was a beautiful morning and participants remarked about the diverse and stimulating scenery as they walked from the Eagles north on Canal Road and then returned via the much cooler, shaded Ohio Greenway Canal pathway and covered bridge. We hope this will become an annual event that not only raises money to help pay for operating expenses at the library but becomes a fun event for lake area residents.

As president of the Friends of Buckeye Lake Library, I have a lot people to thank. A hearty thanks goes to the walkers and all the volunteers that made it happen. ,

A special thanks to Dorothy Hertlein and her ever-willing-tohelp husband, Art. Dorothy had the vision and stamina to make this event happen with the help of a gret planning committee that included Beth Smith, Amy Haughn, Nancy Miller, Gail Bagwell, David Fuchs and Marlene Rushay

We are incredibly grateful to our group of sponsors who generously donated money, goods and services. Our generous sponsors were: Alexander’s Landing, Kevin and Jennifer Gorham of the Pizza Cottage, Whetstone Medical Clinic, Feeder Creek Veterinary Services, Buckeye Lake Community Committee, Oak Creations, Tom Jones Insurance, Sammy J’s Deli & Sandwich Shoppe, Weldon’s Ice Cream, Buckeye Lake Marina, Village Twist, Kroger of Hebron, Mid Ohio Golf Car, Buckeye Lake Eagles , Marnita Swickard and Michelle Blizzard of Coldwell Banker/King Thompson, 101.7 Radio, and Buckeye Lake’s own Beacon. Thanks to Paula Greene and Tommy Lucas from the Union Township Police Department and an engine and medic crew from the Hebron Fire Department for keeping us safe. Thanks to historian Jim Reed of Baltimore for his informative presentation on the canal’s history.

Please don’t forget about our upcoming fundraisers. Our commitment to fund building operating expenses at the Buckeye Lake Library is a continuing obligation. We’re paying for utilities everyday.

We have a new $10 area discount card that provides continuing discounts at many area restaurants and businesses. Watch The Beacon to see where you can pick up your discount card. Or call me at 928-4774 and I will get one to you.

Our pit beef barn will be open at the Sweet Corn Festival this year. We sold out early every night last year. Now with some experience under our belts, we’ll have plenty of tasty sandwiches to go around. We hope to see you there.

Thanks again for supporting the Buckeye Lake Library. It is truly a community effort.
Pam Reed, President
Friends of the Buckeye Lake
Library

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