Stories tagged with: Betsy Thomas

November 27, 2014 - 11:38am
26 weeks 17 hours ago

While most people like to sleep in on their holiday day off, runners from around the area hopped out of bed bright and early for the 7th Annual Race for Grace on Thursday.

"Fortunately, we've been able to stay inside the church keep us warm, but it's getting a little chilly," said runner Crae Merryman.

And, young runner Isach Leavy said that it was, "Very, very, very cold and chilly."

191 runners from across the area participated in the run, which was...

August 5, 2014 - 1:49pm
42 weeks 3 days ago

You can't build a house without a hammer and nails, just like a child can't learn without the appropriate "Tools for School".

Tuesday afternoon volunteers from Eastside Community Ministry met at the Zanesville Middle School to help pack bags with school supplies, donated through the "Stuff the Bus" program. Many of these volunteers, including Arlow Barclay, come back year after year to help out.

"The kids need this, the supplies for school, and its just a...

August 6, 2013 - 11:17am
1 year 42 weeks ago

An assembly line of workers busily filled backpacks for this year's Eastside Community Ministry's "Tools For School" Campaign.

Stacks of folders, pencils and paper carefully made their way into over 800 backpacks. These packs will be given away during an even Thursday. Eastside estimates that each backpack is worth $35.

"We struggle to do this every year, but we get a lot of donations money wise and school supplies, but it's still a struggle. There's always more...

July 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

A Zanesville organization is taking applications for two programs that help local children go back to school in style.

Eastside Community Ministry is collecting school supplies and donations to fill up backpacks. Last year they gave away 750 backpacks to local children, and this year their goal is to reach 800 community kids.

"We are taking out applications once again. We've been here last week Monday through Thursday and we're here this week Monday through Thursday taking...

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