Marland Heights family fun day set for Saturday

WEIRTON – Saturday is family fun day at Marland Heights Park, with food and games, a tennis clinic and adoptable pets capping a day that will begin with a 5K road race and kid fun run.

The day’s events are sponsored by the Marland Heights Community Association, which is currently raising money to study the feasibility of restoring historic Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool at Marland Heights Park.

The “Pool Together” race/walk will begin at 10 a.m., following the same course as the park board’s 5K held each August. Walkers may bring their dogs, but they must keep them on a leash at all times. Race day registrations will be accepted beginning at 8:45 a.m.

A fun run for kids 10 and younger will follow.

The concession stand will be open and there will be a bake sale.

Games, including an inflatable Bounce House, spin art, miniature golf, corn hole and basketball, will be available from noon to 3 p.m., along with an appearance by Butterflies with Heather. Some crafters also will be displaying wares.

A tennis clinic, hosted by Bernie Bish, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tammi Brown, tennis coach and pro, will assist.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter will be showcasing adoptable pets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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