5K race for veterans a success

| September 14, 2015

009COSHOCTON – For the second year, Valor Assisted Living Outreach has had a 5K run in Ohio. This year’s race took place at Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. Despite the rain, 57 people came out to run and support veterans in Ohio. The organization has already had seven races in Pennsylvania this year, where they are based. The program was started by Mark Baylis, whose parents live locally and donated a house in Fallsburg to use as an assisted living facility for veterans. “The money raised here will go toward materials needed to refurbish the house,” said Baylis. “More than money, we are in need of volunteers to help remodel the house. We are hoping to be done in the fall of 2016, but we’ve already started to help veterans with services here.” The cost to race was $25 or $30 if purchasing a teeshirt. The race started with the playing of the National Anthem and there were bagels and water for racers after the run.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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