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  • New London Academy Color-A-Thon
    Sports Editor Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com         A cold wet rainy Saturday for some means curling up with a blanket and a book or television show, however, for the New London Academy Elementary School it meant time for fun fundraiser Last Saturday.     Rain didn’t stop the Color-A-Thon from happening. The New London Academy Elementary School held its first Color-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 26. “It has been our biggest fundraiser yet,” said PTA member Abby Wilson.
  • Fat Tire Bike Weekend
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Centra Health Fat Tire bike weekend took place this past weekend at Falling Creek Park. It kicked off Friday, June 10 and finished up on Sunday, June 12.     The Bedford Co. Recreation Department decided in 2006 to put bike trails into their parks. “In 2007 we started promoting Bedford County as a mountain bike trail destination,” said Kenny Palmer the Operations Coordinator for Bedford Co. Parks and Recreation.
  • Take a shot at love
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.     With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.
  • Youth learn from high school athletes
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sport@bedfordbulletin.com     The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.     The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.
  • Adventure Riding
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Rob and Kathleen Gore, owners of Reba Farm Inn, home of Soaring Saddle, decided to move to Bedford 20 years ago to start a horse farm. “In northern Virginia it’s mostly horse stalling, so we wanted to make a major move, finish raising four kids and have horses back in our lives,” said Kathleen Gore.     Reba Farm Inn and Soaring Saddle is located in Bedford, near Johnson’s Orchard.
  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The 37th annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5k and Fun Run kicked off at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday.     Participants dress up every year to enjoy the run. This year the race had 458 runners and three assisted runners.     The classic had 48 youth runners for the one mile run and 20 for the fun run. The classic had seven teams running.
  • 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The 37th Annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic 5K walk/run will be held this Saturday in Bedford. The 5K will have the youth one mile run and the corporate team event.     The 5K supports the YMCA’s financial aid campaign. The campaign helps families that would be unable to join the YMCA due to having a low income.     The campaign gives over $75,000 each year in financial aid.
  • Blue Ridge Bowl
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Campbell County and Bedford County recreation departments held the first ever Blue Ridge Bowl last Saturday at Liberty University.     The 7-8 Forest Red, the 9-10 Bedford Minutemen and the 10-13 Bedford Minutemen represented Bedford Co. Rec.     The Forest Red football team defeated Appomattox 22-12.
  • LHS first annual Turkey Trot
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Last Saturday Liberty High School held its very first Turkey Trot 5k and a one mile fun run.     “We had lots of great feedback. Everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Athletic Director Lori Mattson.     The Turkey Trot benefited the Sports Boosters and the Liberty High School Athletic Department.
  • Bedford area Home school tennis tournament
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford Recreation department sponsored a 10 week tennis program for homeschool students under Dave Eckes.     The program had 17 students ranging from ages 8 to 15 and met every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Park.     Last Wednesday the program held a tournament for the students.

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