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Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Whether you are a distance runner or just someone who enjoys great food and fellowship, you are invited to the Love Your Neighbor 5K Race, Health Fair and Barbecue Musicfest, Sept. 14 at the South Shore First united Methodist Church.

“This is our fourth year that we’re putting on a 5K,” Sean Shroll, Pastor of the church, said. “This year we’re kind of expanding things. So we’re doing the 5K Race combined with the health fair, and the health fair part of it is free to the community to come in and get their blood pressure checked, their cholesterol and their blood sugar tested, as well as fun fitness exercise demonstrations. Then there’s a simple meal consisting of barbecue sandwiches, chips and cole slaw, and live music.”

The race will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the rest of the day’s activities. Shroll said anyone who wants to take part in the run may register by looking up the race on www.tristateracer.com or contacting them at ssfirstumc@windstream.net or by calling 606-932-3525. The first 150 registered racers will receive a free race t-shirt and goody bag. Even if you don’t wish to participate in the race, all are invited to the health fair and BBQ Musicfest.

Shroll said a variety of music by local groups such as TRINU (Christian Rock), Old Town Gospel Aires, Vanceburg Christian Praise Team, and others. Everything but the race is free. He said donations would be appreciated because all profit will go to help those in need in the community. For more info contact Sean at 606-932-3525.

“The only thing that costs anything is the 5K,” Shroll said. “The rest of it is kind of a community block party. All the profit from our donation jars and the race every year we’ve been taking that money and pouring it back into local community services like Helping Hands or Meals on Wheels.”

South Shore First United Methodist Church is located at 950 Main Street in South Shore.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.

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