LOCAL BRIEFS


5K fundraiser Saturday for mission trip

A 5K race fundraiser is planned for Saturday morning, Aug. 1 at the J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park in Wilmington.

The event is a fundraiser for Josh Speelman of Wilmington who plans to participate in a Christian mission trip to 11 countries as part of The World Race nonprofit organization. According to The World Race’s website at theworldrace.org, “The World Race is a stretching journey into 11 countries in 11 months to serve ‘the least of these’ while amongst real and raw community.”

Speelman is a 2008 Wilmington High School graduate. He is a son of Larry Speelman, pastor at the A Street Church of God in Wilmington, and of Lynn Ashby.

Registration for the 5K race starts 7:30 a.m. Saturday and the race itself begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per participant. There will be music, food and prizes after the race.

Wilmington native involved in craft beer festival

The inaugural Just Another Craft Beer Festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Thirsty’s Oasis in Mason. One of the festival founders is Contessa Carrara, a Wilmington native. All proceeds benefit Artswave of Cincinnati, Carrara said.

The festival will run from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be more than 25 breweries from the region, with 80 tappings for the day for this indoor and outdoor event.

A pig roast by Luigi’s Olde Worlde Market will be included. A VIP hour is set for 1 to 2 p.m. when attendees can try rarities.

Tickets can be purchased at www.justanothercraftbeerfestival.com.