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Thanks, Park District

Attention Cross Country Skiers:

You will be happy to know that Geauga Park District has seasonally dedicated a portion of the Maple Highlands Trail heading east to Taylor Wells Road for cross country skiers, from the junction with the Mountain Run Station parking lot trail.

The walkers and runners coming from the park to this junction will head west toward Route 44. The skiers turn left go east.

This part of the trail is beautiful, flat terrain, safe and easy to ski, especially for new inexperienced XC skiers.

The trail is protected most of the way with large trees and wooded areas. There are two neat covered bridges on the eastern end near Claridon Troy Road. For those of you who have been in the sport for a long time, this is a dream come true.

We owe the people at Geauga Park District a debt of gratitude for thinking of us. The park has erected bright yellow signs that clearly defines the ski trail and the walkers trail.

Special thanks to John Oros, acting park director, and Brett Bellas, operations manager, for trail grooming by his people, for making this happen.

Bill Salmon
Chardon

Transform Lives

I’m writing to thank Chesterland residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.

Through their efforts, we were able to collect 673 shoeboxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

Although drop-off locations in Chesterland are closed until November 2014, shoebox gifts can be packed any time. Gifts are received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C. 28607, or using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box.

To get involved, visit samaritanspurse.org or call (937) 374-0761.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.

 Bonnie Freeman
Regional Director | Great Lakes
Operation Christmas Child

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