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After reading Mr. D. Veazey’s letter (May 16, 2019) in support of an Oak Hill Community Park, we in Burke County cannot afford to “lose” this natural resource adding to Nature’s Playground as we advertise.

As Mr. Veazey stated, these are endless possibilities” for our outdoor enjoyment if funds can be raised by Foothills Conservancy “to purchase and protect this land.”

As an avid runner, I am always seeking local 5k’s for a worthy cause. My suggestion is for a local organization interested in a fundraising event to consider a once a month series of races (possibly four races/four months) at Catawba Meadows with finishing medals, points for all races ran awards, T-shirts and even challenges from Freedom High School and Table Rock Middle School to other schools for an award of most runners/walkers representing their chosen school. All of this ending with a celebration, cook out, awards, etc. at Catawba Meadows Park.

Some organization needing an event to host/organize for a very special cause should take the baton and run with it.

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