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Doc Lopez Run for Hope | Elizabethtown Column

It’s March! Spring will be here soon, it’s daylight savings time this weekend, so turn your clocks 1 hour ahead on Saturday evening before you call it quits for the day.

In the mean time, Friday March 7, is the last day for early pre-registration to acquire the T-shirt for the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope. The 13.1 mile run (half marathon) from Keene to Elizabethtown is Saturday, March 22. There is also a 3.1 mile run or a 1 mile walk that starts and ends at ELCS. Registration fees are $10 for students, $20 for adults or a family is $50, includes a buffet lunch and certificate, forms are available online at active.com. For more information call Susie at 962-4898 or email susieallott@gmail.com. This race benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, awards will be given to the top three runners, excluding the walkers. You may also register the day of the race at 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at ELCS.

Thinking about Spring, the annual seedling sale sponsored by the Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District has started and will continue until March 17. This a great time to purchase bare root trees and shrubs along with wildflower seeds to add to your landscaping. The earlier you place your order the more variety of a selection you will have to choose from, order forms are available online at www.essexcountyswcd.org or call 962-8225, by email at essexswcd@westelcom.com. You may pick up your orders on April 25, in Westport at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center.

If you enjoy bluegrass music then the place to be on Saturday evening March 8, at 7:30 p.m. is the Whallonsburg Grange to listen to original and traditional tunes by The Modern Grass Quintet. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the Wadhams Dogwood Bakery or $12 at the door, children under 18 are $5. For more information call 963-4170 or visit www.thegrangehall.com.

The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop will be holding their end of season bag sale from Monday, March 24 through Saturday, March 29, consisting of men’s, women’s and some children’s winter clothing for $2 a bag. Saturday, April 5, will be the next collection day and the UCC parish hall from 10 a.m. until noon. They are looking for Spring and Summer clothing donations.

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