Mary Alice Reporting – 

~ Golden Quaker Passes are available for new pick-up or renewal. Seniors, age 65 years and older, or disabled retirees living within the New Philadelphia School District are eligible to a free general admission pass to at-home athletic events. Those who need to renew can call the Board of Education office at 330-364-0600. Citizen wanting to obtain a new pass will need to stop by the BOE’s office and provide a driver’s license to confirm age and residence.

The district reminds those with a pass that it is not permitted for Phila/Dover and tournament events.

~ The New Philadelphia City Parks Department is partnering with the Tuscarawas County Public Library to construct a StoryWalk in the pollinator garden at the Southside Community Park. This will place an illustrated children’s book, page-by-page, along a walking route. At the pollinator garden, each page will be displayed on placards mounted on stands. The idea behind a StoryWalk is to encourage children to read, and families to enjoy the outdoors.

The project is expected to be complete by Saturday, August 19th. A dedication ceremony will occur from 2pm to 3:30pm, with a ribbon-cutting at 2:15pm.

~ Registration is still open for the 14th annual Rock-N-Run, hosted by the United Way fo Tuscarawas County and the DoverPhila Federal Credit Union. Area runners and walkers are invested to participate in the Saturday, August 19th event and pre-registration, for a guaranteed race shirt, ends on Friday. Race day registration will be open, at 5:45pm, for the 10K run and 5K run/walk. The event begins at 6:30pm at the Credit Unions location at 119 Fillmore Avenue, in Dover, and following the race/walk, there will be an awards ceremony, food, and entertainment. More details, including pre-registration, is available at

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