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COSI on Wheels to be new feature at Black Bear Festival

| May 8, 2014

WARSAW – Come and celebrate everything that makes the River View School District excellent at the seventh annual Black Bear Festival, which will be Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River View High School.

Browse the Halls of Excellence where students from the elementary, junior high, and high school will have some of their best work on display. Try to dunk your favorite teacher in the dunk tank, which will be raising money for Relay for Life. Be sure to stop by the River View FFA plant sale where there will be a variety of flowers and vegetables for sale.

“They really have worked hard this year at the greenhouse,” said Renee Anderson, organizer of the Black Bear Festival.

The elementary school band and choir will also give a performance at the festival as well as musical groups from the junior high and high school.

COSI on Wheels is a welcome and exciting addition to the Black Bear Festival this year. The traveling science center will have 10 hands-on units set up in the auditorium for kids to enjoy and explore. In keeping with the new scientific addition to the festival, a variety of student science fair projects will be on display.

A group of nine high school students will be having a food stand that will raise money for their week-long trip to Florida this summer. These students will be participating in a special summer course that integrates science and FFA. Part of this course is a week-long trip to Florida where the students will study marine biology.

There will also be snow cones, inflatables, and a petting zoo at the festival. Make sure to visit the International Fair where kids can create crafts and participate in activities from other cultures.

“The overall purpose of the Black Bear Festival is to showcase accomplishments of students and staff and celebrate excellence of what we do each and every day to serve our kids,” said Anderson. “It’s a tradition we started and it’s important to let the community know what our students do and have a time to celebrate.”

Before the festival begins, the River View High School Art Club will be having a 5K race. The River View High School Art Club Paint Splatter Run will begin at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and awards will be given out at 10:30 a.m. Wear white and get splattered with powder paint as you run! Each runner will receive color packs and four color stations will be set up throughout the course. The course will be the same as the cross country course. Entry fee is $20 for students who pre-register and $25 the day of the race, and $25 for adults who pre-register and $30 the day of the race. You can pre-register at river-view.k12.oh.us and click on the Art Club Paint Splatter 5K button on the right-hand side.

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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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