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NEWS IN BRIEF – 9/26/11

Hanging Rock to have Fun Days

HANGING ROCK — “It’s just a fun day for kids and families.”

That’s the way Hanging Rock Village Councilwoman Kim Chinn described the annual Hanging Rock Village Fun Day set for Saturday, Oct. 1.

Chinn said there will be inflatables, hay rides and live music with the band “Derailed.”

There will also be treat bags for the children, door prizes and hot dogs. Everything is free.

The activities will be 1-4 p.m. at Veteran’s Way.

Volunteers needed at Ohio Horse Park

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Ohio University Southern is seeking volunteers this fall to assist at the Center for Therapeutic Riding Center located at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace.

All volunteers will be trained during a session scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m at the Ohio Horse Park. Experience is not necessary.

People interested in helping teach safe and basic equestrian lessons to children and adults with emotional, social, behavioral, mental, and physical disorders are encouraged to register for the training session. Volunteers are needed to lead, tack, and groom horses and interact positively with children and adults. For information on volunteering, contact Kelly Hall at hallk@ohio.edu or call 740-354-9347.

Chuck Charles running for mayor of Ashland

ASHLAND, Ky. — During his careers in law enforcement and the non-profit sectors Chuck Charles says he learned the value of planning ahead and the value of partnering and relationships to get the job done.

And as a candidate for mayor of the City of Ashland, Charles is using those lessons to launch his campaign in a way never before seen in Ashland politics.

“Starting a campaign in September isn’t something that’s usually seen in a mayoral race, but it’s my way of showing the people of Ashland how serious I am about serving,” Charles said.

“Since I want to be mayor for everyone, I want to give every eligible resident the opportunity to take part in the first step of my campaign and get their opinions on the direction they would like to see their city take.”

Although Charles has until Jan. 31 to file he doesn’t want to limit the opportunity for taking part to so few people.

For more information follow Chuck Charles on Facebook at facebook.com/ChuckCharlesForMayor.