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East Harbor hosts Friday Night Music Fest

East Harbor State Park will be hosting a Friday night Music Fest. The first event will be Friday, May 23, from 6-8:30 p.m., in front of the Camp Store. The band Classic Trendz will play for free, but will accept donations. The event is open to the public. Visitors are asked to park in the grass parking lot near the Camp Store.

Classic Trendz is a two piece vocal duo that sings up-beat hits. They are popular in this area and have a busy schedule.

Pizza, snacks, beverages and Toft’s ice cream will be available for purchase at the Camp Store.

For further information, call 419.734.4424, ext. 2. 

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5K Run/Walk at East Harbor June 7

The tenth annual Friends Run will be held at East Harbor State Park in Marblehead on Saturday, June 7. The run/walk is sponsored by the Friends of East Harbor and is an annual fund raising event for the park. 

The course is fast and flat, excellent for first timers and families, as well as for seasoned runners. 

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. Early registration must be postmarked by May 26. Race forms are available at the East Harbor Camp Store, at firelandsarearunners.org or at Jody Did It in Marblehead, or by calling Jody at 419.656.7144.

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Fred Norton’s family attends Ohio Military Hall of Fame ceremony

Family of inductee First Lt. Fred W. Norton are (L to R): Rolland Wahlers, Ed Lynch, Tom Lynch and Jim Lynch.

On Friday, May 2, the fifteenth annual ceremony for the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor was held in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. Marblehead resident Fred Norton was inducted for his actions during World War I. The legacy of Norton has been kept alive by his family, who love to share his story of sacrifice and achievement. They were proud to attend the ceremony.

Norton’s spectacular record was not limited to his service in the Air Force; it also was apparent at his time at the Ohio State University.

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