Walks, an observation of the life of Abraham Lincoln, spring clean-up and other events are on tomorrow’s schedule as spring appears to be taking hold with a forecast of sunny skies and highs in the lower 70s.
On tap for Saturday are:
• National MS Walk, Haskins Park, Gallipolis, starting at 10 a.m.
Walk MS: 20th Anniversary will show local support of the National MS Society with 1- and 3-mile routes. It is the second such walk in Gallipolis to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and its effects on society, and kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with check-in, snacks and entertainment.
For local information, contact Amber Barnes at (740) 339-0291.
• Seventh Annual Autism Awareness Walk, Gallipolis City Park, starting at 11 a.m.
Organized by HOPE Intervention, the autism walk begins with registration at 10 a.m., with guest speakers at 10:45 a.m. In addition to the walk, there will be games and fun for children, door prizes and an auction beginning at noon. Money raised at the event will benefit HOPE Intervention.
More information on the event is available at www.hopeintervention.org.
• Annual Gallia County Clean-up Day, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Volunteer headquarters is at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 541 Second Ave. Volunteer groups, service organizations, clubs and individuals are invited to help in this project to assist in picking up debris along streets, highways and other areas.
Residents can drop off acceptable items at dumpsters located in the municipal parking lot across from the City Building, 518 Second Ave., and at the Gallia County Service Center, 499 Jackson Pike.
Unacceptable items include tires, antifreeze, car parts, including batteries, concrete or cement in any form, gasoline, paint, riding mowers, bricks or roofing shingles, cleaners or solvents, dirt, gravel, rocks or sod, insecticides, propane tanks, stones, used motor oil or filters.
• Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, Bossard Memorial Library, noon to 4 p.m.
As part of Bossard Memorial Library’s celebration of National Library Week, which ends Saturday, an observation of the life of Abraham Lincoln has been scheduled to note the bicentennial of his birth.
In addition to cake and punch, Lincoln reenactor Gerald Payn will present a program on the 16th president at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for such games as a Lincoln lookalike contest (2:15 p.m.), Guess the Lincoln pennies and Lincoln trivia. Youth activities will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A movie matinee, “Young Mr. Lincoln,” will be shown at 2:30 p.m., with snack packs provided.
For more information, call the library at 446-7323.
• Kiwanis Golf Tournament, Cliffside Golf Course, 8:30 a.m.
The tournament, with a $40 fee for Cliffside members and $50 for non-members that includes green fee, cart, food and soft drink, includes a $5,000 hole-in-one contest sponsored by Holzer Clinic.
Proceeds from the tournament go toward Kiwanis sponsorships of Key clubs at local high schools, in addition to two HOBY scholarships, three college scholarships for high school seniors, and assistance to Key Club and Circle K members to attend district and international conventions.
For information, contact Charles “Foxy” Grant at 446-2366.
• Open house at The Feed Stop, 54 Sycamore St., Gallipolis, noon to 2 p.m.
The event includes a new feature, 4-H Quality Assurance training, at noon, and includes a show feed seminar at 1 p.m. and a show animal giveaway at 2 p.m.