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Veterans Day 5K to raise money for Veterans Plaza

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The annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the American Legion will begin at 11 a.m. following the parade.

We dont have the course yet but it will start and end at the courthouse, Ash said.

Ash said since the designs for the Veterans Plaza were released last year, the county has raised $19,000, but it needs $1.5 million to build the plaza and museum. County officials have promised no county funds will be spent on the project and that the facility will be built through donations.

You can sign up for the event now and Ash said the entry fee is $12 if you sign up and pay by Thursday, Oct. 11. The entry fee is $14 if you sign up between Oct. 12 and Nov. 2, $17 from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10 and $20 on the day of the event.

Those who sign up before Nov. 10 will receive a special 5K T-shirt and an American flag. On Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, T-shirts and flags will be first-come, first-serve.

Were looking for a huge crowd, there seems to be a lot of interest in these events, Ash said. If this is successful, wed like to do this every year.

Ash said those who are unable to participate are welcome to donate to the building fund and said they are looking for sponsors for the event as well.

To receive a registration form or for more information, you may call event organizer Melani Stephens at 453-8500 or Ash at 444-2460.

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