Warren County news: City seeks input on bike park

MASON

Food pantry’s Thanksgiving basket program begins

The Mason Food Pantry’s 14th annual Thanksgiving basket program is under way.

People who live in the Mason City School District and need assistance this holiday season are invited to sign up for the program. Each basket contains the ingredients to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal for six to eight, with a roasting pan, and a gift card to purchase a turkey. The baskets are filled with traditional Thanksgiving foods.

Families, individuals, local businesses, churches, civic groups and organizations can purchase completed family baskets for $45 or $25 Kroger gift cards (for turkey). Donations can be made at www.masonfoodpantry.org. STAFF REPORT

LEBANON

City seeks input on bike park concept

The City of Lebanon is considering the development of city-owned property, located at the dead end of East Turtlecreek Union Road, as a bike park.

The city would seek grant funding to help pay for the park. A concept plan has been developed for a 45-acre area, including a mountain bike trail, pump track, skills area, jump line and Cyclo-cross course.

The park would provide off-road bicycling opportunities for Lebanon-area families, as well as host regional competitions.

A public meeting to discuss this concept and provide the opportunity for public feedback has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the city building, 50 S. Broadway.

For more informaiton, email sbrunka@lebanonohio.gov or call 513-228-3103. STAFF REPORT

FRANKLIN

High school to honor veterans

Franklin High School will present its annual “Salute to Veterans” program at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at McDade Auditorium. All area veterans, active duty military, and their guests are invited to attend. Veterans are encouraged to arrive by 8:45 in order to receive preferential seating. There will a reception in the library following the program.

This year’s guest speaker is Dave Hart. Hart served as a Sgt. E-5 from 1983 to 1986 in the 1st/75 Army Ranger Battalion (Airborne) (Infantry) and as a Sgt. E-6 from 1986 to 1991 as part of the 77th Pathfinders (Airborne) (Infantry). After his military career, Hart graduated from the University of Cincinnati.

Hart is the business development manager for Segue Technologies and is currently serving a two-year term as president of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association. He is also the co-founder, along with his brother, of Fastrax Professional Skydiving.

For more information, call Franklin High School, 750 E. 4th St., at 937-743-8610. STAFF REPORT

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