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Bath Parks hosts cool event

2/14/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Ken Crisafi
BATH — Even with a thaw, the Bath Park Board’s Chillin’ on the Hill event Feb. 10 helped local residents enjoy an afternoon of winter fun at the Bath Nature Preserve.

Bath Police Chief Mike McNeely was on hand, as shown at right top, and gave the hill a try.

Board members Amy Bower and Pam Reitz also attended and enjoyed roasting marshmallows with Mike Rorar, Bath Township’s parks director. They are pictured at right bottom, from left.

Shown at right middle as they take advantage of the mild temperatures for a hike were Bath residents Mary St. Clair and Laura Yost, with Eugenia Romer, of Columbus.

The event also featured hot chocolate and treats for those who attended the event to sled down the hill, cross country ski throughout the park’s 404 acres or participate in a biologist-led “In Search of Wildlife” hike.

The preserve, located at 4160 Ira Road, is comprised of wetlands, woodlands, riparian and old field habitats.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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