Ohio Rural Heritage Festival 5K set for Saturday

5K Race pixBy Martha Jacob –

Registration will begin promptly at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival 5K Run/Walk to be held in Ripley.
Registration as well as the beginning of the race will begin at the Information Booth (Lion’s Club Shelter House) on Front street.
“Last year’s 5K was a blast for everyone, and we anticipate this year’s race being much bigger than last year,” said Ronda Pendland, secretary for the Ohio Rural Heritage Association.
“It should be great weather when the run begins at 8 a.m. This race is being sponsored by members of the Ripley Fire Department and the Ohio Rural Heritage Association and the entry fee is only $10 which will be used for future festival events.”
Pendland said that the 5K is made possible not only by the sponsors but by the many people and businesses who contributed to the event including:
• Ralph Jennings, candidate for Brown County Commissioner
• Plymesser Construc-tion
• River Town Guns
• Brierly Roofing
• Pfeffer Heat-ing/Cooling
• Odyssey Canvas Works
• Ohio Valley Manor Home Care
• C & M Truss
• Amerifirst Mortgage
• Ripley Federal
• Citizens Deposit Bank
• First State Bank
“We are fortunate to have so many generous donors in our community, who help make these events possible,” Penland said. “Please come run or walk with us for a good time and a great cause.”