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Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk

This is a release from the Chamber of Commerce : The Anson County Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever 5K Run/Walk, called the Shamrock Shuffle, to celebrate St. Patricks Day. All Shamrock Shuffle proceeds help support ongoing Chamber programs, activities and community events.

The race will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 17. The starting point will be at the uptown Wadesboro Town Square. Runners and walkers will travel down North Greene, to make a large loop in and out of Old Town Estates located on Morven Road. The race will conclude at the starting point.

The per-registration fee is $35 for adults, $30 for individuals less than 21 years of age. Day of race registration is available, however registration fees will increase to $40 for adults, $35 for individuals less than 21 years of age. No refunds will be given. Participants can register at , surcharge will apply. Entry forms available are available at and at the chamber of- fice, located at 107 A-East Wade Street in Wadesboro. The registration fee includes a race t-shirt, and one free glass of beer to participants 21 years of age and older. Photo ID will be required on race day (no exceptions). T- shirts are guaranteed only if you are registered by March 3. Additional beer will be available for purchase (cash only) for $5 per cup. There will be a band on the Wadesboro Town Square stage and vendors on the streets. All activist will conclude at 9 p.m. Chamber Director Shelby Emrich said, Sponsor- ship opportunities are still available. We would like to thank our "JOGGER" sponsors: Carolina Title Company, Inc., Kiker Resource Management LLC, and Anson Health and Rehabilitation. Come join us for a fun Friday night in uptown Wadesboro! Participants will pick up race packets at the Chamber office on March 16 and 17 until 3:30 p.m. Packet pickup will also be available before the race from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. Parking is available at the following locations: Ray Shelton Ball Field and Anson County DSS. There will be numerous fun awards for the top finishers in each category. For more information about the Chambers Shamrock Shuffle, contact the Anson County Chamber at (704) 694-4181, or visit .

Summer Youth Sports Camp

Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Sports Camp Anson County Parks and Recreation is offering their annual Summer Youth Sports Camp at Little Park for ages 9-12. Participants will play a variety of sports which include basketball, flag football and wiffleball. Preregistration runs until June 15 at Little Park. The camp begins on Monday, June 20, running from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information contact Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751

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