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Walk for Life, BBQ to be held May 9

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Plans are firming up for the first Walk for Life and Barbecue. Family-friendly activities have been added, including a bounce house and face painting. The Walk and Barbecue will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Bowling Green Park.  Registration begins and 9 a.m. Participants will walk at their own pace starting at 10 a.m. In advance of the walk, participants are encouraged to ask friends, family, and coworkers for

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