To the Editor:

Rotary is hosting two more events in September and we invite everyone to participate! The Rotary/Mahoosuc Kids Association 5K and 1-mile event is on Sunday, September 17, with the Presenting Sponsor being HealthReach Community Health Centers; T-shirt Sponsor, Blair Industries; and Prize Sponsor, The Glen House. Registration for the 5K and 1 Mile can be done online at

Everyone ages 18 and under participates for free, and adult registration is only $15. The first 100 registrants are guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt, and there will be lots of prizes and refreshments for all. The event is held at the Valentine Farm Conservation Center of the Mahoosuc Land Trust, at 162 N. Rd. in Bethel. Check-in and post-registration begins at 7 a.m.  The 1-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Day-of registration goes up to $20, so please register before Friday, September 15.

On Sunday, September 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., you are all invited to the 3rd Annual Mahoosuc Art & Agriculture Tour. For $20 per vehicle, you can enjoy a tour of local farms, with an added bonus of the opportunity to purchase their products and potentially lunch, visiting with and potentially purchasing from area artists and artisans who will be at each farm location, and talking with Rotarians who will serve as hosts at each farm.

The tickets/map will be for sale starting at 9 a.m. on that morning at the Rotary tent set up on the lawn next to the Gem Theater on Cross St. This event is held in partnership with BAAM (Bethel Area Arts & Music), the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce and the Local Food Connection.

These events benefit the community, with all proceeds of the 5K/1 mile earmarked for after-school and enrichment activities for the youth of the SAD #44 area. Many thanks to the following businesses and individuals for sponsorship support!


Antje & Hans Peter Schaefer, Allen Advisors. LLC, Auntie Tori’s Place, AVA Woodworks, Bancroft Contracting, Bethel Adventure Tours, Bethel Auto Sales, Cassie Mason Real Estate, Barker Mountain Bikes, Bethel Beverage Co., Bethel Family Dentistry, Bethel Kitchen Designs, Bethel Station Chiropractic, Blair Industries, Inc, Carter’s Cross Country Center, Carver Woodworking, Cho Sun Restaurant, Clean Cut Painting, Clearwater Builders, Cochecho Family Dentistry, Community Energy/Brooks Bros, Craig Harris Associates, Crockett & Wright, P.C.,  Cross Ex/Doug Jones Inc, Crossroads Diner & Deli, Deiulio Realty Group, Doug Zinchuk Roofing, Field Plumbing & Heating and Gemini Café.

Also, Gneiss Spice, Good Food Store, GraceNote Inn, Bill Hamel Auto, HealthReach Community Health Centers, High Country Realty, LLC, Holidae House, Independent Electric Supply, Bob & Lynn Laux, Le Mu Eats, JAR Co., LLC, Kelly O. Newkirk, CPA, Kowloon’s Chinese Restaurant, Mahoosuc Realty, Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, Maine Street Realty and Michael Steven & Associates.

Also , Newry Mall LLC, Northeast Bank, Norway Savings Bank, Pete’s Griddle, Pooh Corner Farm & Greenhouses, River View Resort, RC Elite Racing, Savage Auto Repair, Smokin Good BBQ, Sport Thoma, Stony Brook Recreation, Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club, The Dan Gray Family, The Bethel Resort & Suites, The Glen House, The Sudbury Inn, The Thomas Agency, Western Maine Budo Arts, Western Maine Supply Co., Western Maine Home Builders, Dave Duguay, OC Commissioner, and True North Adventureware.

Thanks to all of you who support Rotary!

Jean Benedict

Scott Hynek



Robin Zinchuk

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