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Runners, Swimmers and Shooters

Are you a runner or a swimmer?

This weekend you will have chances to do both, and raise money for worthy causes while you’re at it.

On Saturday, three 5K’s- the Run Like a Deer in Barkhamsted, the Monster Dash in Litchfield and the Cannonball Run in Falls Village (this race starts when the cannon fires!) will raise funds for a Region 7 senior class, the NWCT YMCA and the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Dept., respectively.

And on Sunday, over 230 swimmers from nine schools are expected to converge on The Hotchkiss School pool to do laps and raise funds for the Connecticut Special Olympics swim team. Last year the event raised $13,500! This will be the 24th year that Hotchkiss teacher and swim coach Keith Moon has organized the event, and they have raised $170,000 in that time.

Oh, and if you are a shooter, the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club in Canaan will be the place to be Sunday. The Club is in week three of their six week long run of Turkey Shoots – targets, not turkeys. The Club’s programs benefit.

So there is still plenty to do as autumn sloshes to a close, and as the seasons shift, so too do the events. Stay tuned for curling and bowling and plunges, oh my!

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