See you around town!
15th Annual Return of the Turkey Trot
This is Marion's annual 8K run and 4K walk and it is scheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 17. The run and walk begin at 9 a.m. in City Square Park with an award
presentation scheduled for 11 a.m. at Vernon Middle School, 1301 5th Ave. The
race starts at the park and ends at Vernon.
Packet pick-up and registration will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from
2:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. In both
instances the location will be First United Methodist Church, located at
the 12th St. and 8th Ave. intersection.
Participants receive the ever-popular long-sleeved Turkey Trot t-shirt
with entry. Please mark size on the entry form. Registrations received by
Monday, Nov. 5, are guaranteed the requested shirt size. After Nov. 5,
shirt sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Proceeds benefit Horizon's youth campus, a not-for-profit human
services agency that helps teens and families break the cycle of poverty,
crime, and welfare through programs designed to promote emotional and
A pancake breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Vernon Middle School.
Runners/walkers are admitted free with race number. All others are $3 per person.
Christmas in the Park
Bring the kids to City Square Park to visit Santa or bring your sweetie
and share a cup of hot cocoa. The event which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
features carriage rides, the Marion Big Band, storytelling, hot chocolate,
popcorn and the lighting of the Peace Tree. Admission is free.
Granger House Historical Museum, 910 10th St., will be open by
appointment only during January, February, March and April 2006. Phone
377-6672 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Marion Heritage Center
The Marion Heritage Center, 590 11th St., is open on Wednesday through
Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Appointments for other times are also taken by
phoning 447-6377 or 447-6376.
The history of Marion's churches is presented along with a look at
Marion's less sacred side. Murders and mayhem contract with the straight
and narrow in this current exhibit.
In May, the Heritage Center will feature the fifth annual exhibition of
the works of talented local artists. That exhibit will continue through
Our list of summer concert
information has been updated for the 2006 season. Every Thursday during
the month August will find free, live music in City
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come to the park
for some toe-tappin' (if not booty-shakin') summer fun!