Elizabethtown Column

The new North Country SPCA is now open in Elizabethtown. If you haven't been there, take time to go visit with the cats and dogs that are up for adoption, take a donation of supplies or make a monetary one to offset the expenses of a no kill shelter. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday, Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.,10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, a list of their needs call 873-5000 or check their website, ncspca.org.

Spring is near, DEC has issued the annual outdoor residential brush burning ban from now until May 14. The chance of a forest fire is high this time of year, so take care. A new regulation has been issued, prohibiting burning garbage at anytime.

Congratulations are in order for the ELCS Lady Lions, for a successful season, earning the title of Section VII/Class D Champions. Way to go girls! On the school note, the ELCS Science Fair is this Friday, March 22, make time to see what the students are doing.

This Saturday, March 23, the 33rd Annual Doc Lopez, Run for Hope, 12.1 mile Cystic Fibrosis benefit race from Keene to Elizabethtown is happening, beginning at 9 a.m. There is a 3.1 mile run and a 1 mile walk also, registration is at 8:30 a.m. at ELCS, the first 100 participants will receive a T-shirt. The entry fee is $10 for students, $20 for adults or $50 for a, including a post race buffet luncheon.

Mountain Lake Services will be hosting a Family Day, also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until noon at ELCS. This is a community event, come out to support this organization, the cost is the donation of a non-perishable food item.

Wednesday, March 27, the ECH Ethics Committee presents Community Resources for Aging Family Members, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the ECH boardroom. This is free and open to the public.

The E-town Thrift Shop wants you to think of them as you do your spring cleaning. Their next collection day is April 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ (UCC). They are looking for spring and summer clothes, along with household items. Donations are not be accepted at the shop.

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