The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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November 14, 2012

Run supports Samaritan House

ASHTABULA —  As the holiday season approaches, area residents have the opportunity to run off a few calories at the 14th Annual Samaritan House 2012 Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

The race, also known as the Main Avenue Miracle Mile, begins at 9 a.m. at the top of Bunker Hill, at the site of the McKinsey Elementary School property. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The race will end at South Park, across from Perry Park News, in downtown Ashtabula.

Last year, 80 runners turned out for the fund-raising event.

The downhill course has long been a  favorite for local runners and walkers with proceeds going to the county’s only homeless shelter, the Samaritan House on Station Avenue.

Executive Director Steve Sargent said the Turkey Trot is the Samaritan House’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

“This time of year, we are open round-the-clock,” he said. “That takes more money.”

The five-bedroom, three-bath, brick home at 4125 Station Ave., houses up to 14 homeless people at a time. Last year, it provided shelter to more than 200 people.

The shelter offers people a 30-day stay and provides food for three meals a day, though the residents do their own cooking.

As the staff prepares to provide shelter for men, women, children and families this winter they need to stock up on supplies.

The shelter needs toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, bleach, aspirin, disinfecting spray, facial tissues, soap, socks, aluminum foil, coffee and coffee creamer.

For more information on Samaritan House or to donate, call Sargent at 992-3178.

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