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Community News, Sept. 20 edition | Smokey Bear Run, local Democrat and Republican events

Smokey Bear with friends, from left, Race Director Ken Takeuchi, women’s 10k champion Katie Burns, and men’s 10k champion Steven Waite. Burns and Waite repeated their victories from last year’s race.
Smokey Bear with friends, from left, Race Director Ken Takeuchi, women’s 10k champion Katie Burns, and men’s 10k champion Steven Waite. Burns and Waite repeated their victories from last year’s race. Sierra Star

Smokey Bear Run

Cal Fire is hosting the 31st annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Bass Lake’s Recreation Point, 39900 Road 222.

All proceeds from the event will go to Cal Fire and the United States Forest Service fire prevention programs, and Madera County Sheriff’s Office volunteer programs.

The races will kick off at 7:40 a.m. with a special run dedicated to the memory of Clancy Shea-Schweikert, followed by a series of childrens’ races beginning between 7:45-8:05 a.m., depending on age group.

A 10K run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and ,finally, the morning’s events will conclude with a two mile run and walk, with both starting at 8:35 a.m.

Online registration is available, with the childrens races priced at 7$ per entrant and adults races at $35 per entrant. Registration on race day will cost $10 for children and $40 for adults.

On race day, check-in and registration will run from 6:45 a.m. - 7:35 a.m. at Recreation Point.

Details: Visit www.smokeybearrun.com or call 559-683-1770.

Morse visiting Oakhurst Democratic Club

Jessica Morse, candidate for the 4th US Congressional District, is the featured speaker of the Oakhurst Democratic Club for their next meeting on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41.

The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m., but before that there will be a buffet breakfast available for $8 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public.

Details: info@yosemitedems.com

Madera County Republicans movie showing

This Friday, Sept. 21, the Republican Party of Madera County’s new elections office in Oakhurst will present a free viewing of the 1989 film “A More Perfect Union – America Becomes a Nation” at 40050 Highway 49, Suite N.

According to a news release, the film “brings the Founding Fathers to life as you witness the struggles and the miracles that produced the Constitution of the United States.” The film dramatizes the events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.

The showing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and all attendees will receive a free pocket Constitution.

Details: Email the office at macf@sti.net or call 559-642-2636.

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