The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

May 15, 2013

Kingsville’s Lawn Sale adds benefit race/walk

Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Organizers of the Kingsville Public Library’s Lawn Sale are stepping it up — literally — for Saturday’s 39th annual event.

A 5K race/one-mile walk has been added to an already-busy itinerary, officials said. Proceeds from the race/walk will help the township repair and replace its sidewalks.

“There are so many residents who enjoy walking in Kingsville,” Tyler Infield, of Infield Chiropractic, said in a statement. “We hope this will kick off on-going efforts to improve our community.”

Participants may register at  the clinic starting at 7:15 a.m.  The “Spring for Sidewalks” race begins at 8 a.m. at the clinic, 6177 Route 193. Everyone will receive a ribbon, goodie bag and voucher for a  free mini-massage at the sale, courtesy Aloha Hands and Body Works. The course includes stretches of Route 193, Priest Street, East Main and Creek roads and Mill Street. Sale patrons are asked to be mindful of the runners and walkers between 8- 9 a.m., when the event is afoot.

The Lawn Sale, meanwhile will return to township park, routes 84 and 193, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., rain or shine. More than 100 booths will greet shoppers, along as a book sale, quilt raffle, Chinese auction and food vendors.

“This year we had a huge response from vendors,” said Mariana Branch, library director. “We may break our record this year.”

The book sale will be located in the Simek Welcome Center. A wide range of books, audio books and DVDs will be available, Branch said.

Music at the sale will be provided all day by DJ Max, while the Steppin’ Kountry will perform 11 a.m.-noon at the gazebo. Admission is a $1 donation to Friends of the Library (ages 6 and older), which includes a ticket to win a $50 gas card.

A pancake breakfast will be available 7-11 a.m. at the Kingsville fire station across the street from the park.       

 The Friends group helps provide children’s programming, events and book purchases that can’t be supported through state funding. Volunteers are needed to assist on sale day, including teens who need community service hours toward graduation. Businesses that wish to donate an item for the lawn sale raffle may call the library at (440) 224-0239 to schedule a pick-up time.