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woman and the man in the mask and hoodie end up having dinner to a bouncy tune, resulting in a happy and frankly disturbing ending for all. Bankhead said the festival is a great venue for not just experienced filmmakers to show their work, but for anyone who has always liked shooting video for fun and wants to take the next step. “I urge anyone with an itch to see what they can do with a camera to give it a shot,” said Jim Healy, the operations manager for the Herald. “We’ve had films with very high-end production values and films that you wouldn’t say had slick production win awards. The key is having a good story and a passion for wanting to tell that story in a short film.” Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include: all films can be no longer than eight minutes, there is a $15 submission charge for films submitted by April 3, and $18 after April 3 and by 5:30 p.m. April 10, the final deadline. Also, entered films cannot be shown on YouTube, Facebook or any other mass media site until after the April 17 festival. All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at www., the festival's official website. Selected films will be shown at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival inside the Averitt Center on April 17. Awards will be given for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. “Even if you don’t make a film, come to the festival,” Healy said. “For $5, you get to watch about a dozen films, enjoy a delicious catered intermission spread and have a great time.”w

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With entries ranging from a story about a woman falling for a serial killer to a look at why clowns are frightening to some people, the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres. That's why the Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts will team up again for the Seventh Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor the best locally made films. The festival is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro. As in the past six years, the festival offers everyone a chance to do what Hollywood does — make your own film. But there are two firsts for this year’s festival: After being held on a Thursday night every year previously, the 2015 festival will take place on a Friday night. And a cash prize — at least $500 — will be awarded to the maker or makers of the best film. Matt Bankhead again will serve as event coordinator. He is a video producer for and the lead producer for The Statesboro Herald Report on Northland Cable and the Studio Statesboro vodcast. “One of our goals in starting the festival was to provide a creative outlet for filmmakers in the community,” Bankhead said. “That’s our goal again this year. I really encourage everyone to give it a shot.” Simply put, the Statesboro Film Festival wants your films. Last year, top honors at the festival went to Daryl Sullivan, who produced a film — "Stabby Stabby Stab Stab" — with no dialogue, but offered an offbeat tale with a serial killer pursuing a young woman in a comical manner. The

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'Hate crimes' and why those words matter

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A talk show on a local conthe question: Who, as a nation, servative radio station caught are we? Are we willing to look my ear as I was scanning at ourselves and admit when channels on the way to work we're guilty of institutionalized a few days ago. It was talking racism, of extreme xenophobia? about the incident last week I'm not sure where I'm in which a man in Chapel Hill, going with this — it's late and North Carolina shot and killed I'm tired and thinking about three Muslim college students. Brittani Howell this makes me sad and angry. The commentator was asking I would just like to echo the why it mattered whether or not Craig sentiment a professor once expressed Hicks' actions get classified as a hate to me: History has never looked unfacrime. It won't change his sentence vorably on those who have sided with much — he's already going to jail for marginalized populations. Whether a long, long time if found guilty. And this particular incident turns out to be it won't bring the three murdered stua hate crime or not, hate crimes do still dents back. occur and are levied against people of The host was entirely correct that all races and religions. But the groups who have a bit more power — thanks there are several realities such a clasto an unfair societal heirarchy — need sification will not change. But I think to not be so uncomfortable with the it does matter if these killings are clasphrase "hate crime" that they shy from sified as a hate crime. The words do little to alter the learning what it means or how to rectangible reality of life in America for ognize and prevent such things from anyone, but they do quite a lot to shape happening. our national narrative. We hear "hate Brittani Howell is the editor of crime" and, particularly in the South, Connect Statesboro. If you'd like to reach we're confronted with our cultural out, send a message to bhowell@connechistory of Jim Crow laws and lynchings.!w It's the story we tell ourselves to answer

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GSU Planetarium presents: The Making of a Star and Her Entourage

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GATA’s — Cornhole Tournament, 6 a.m.– 10 p.m. Cornhole — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 7 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — MLK Day commemorative speaker Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Free and open to the public, 7– 8 p.m. GSU Newton Building, Room 1110 — Unedited Writer’s Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Open to all area writers, word nerds and language enthusiasts. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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GSU Russell Union Theatre — “Black Girls are Easy” speaker event with blogger G.L. Lambert, based on his blog “Black Girls are Easy,” 6:30– 8:30 p.m. Entry costs $10 at the door. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong and live music by piano., 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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GSU Planetarium — The Making of a Star and Her Entourage: A Celestial Journey Through Time. The half-hour show will run hourly from 6 to 9. General admission tickets will be available starting at 5 p.m. in the planetarium lobby. Entry is free but tickets are necessary. Weather permitting, there will be a

This self-described "celestial journey through time" is a result of the effort by students from the Ho Tun Visualization Laboratory from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The students work on all aspects of the show, from the script writing to the 3D models, to create a stunning "look at how our understanding of the universe and the solar system has changed over the centuries, ending with our knowledge of how stars form."

telescoping viewing on the observation deck following the presentation. Nonperishable food donations for the Statesboro Food Bank are appreciated but not necessary. 6–9 p.m. Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Lanier Dr.) — Sins of Godless Men, Innerout and Lost Boy. Patrons must be 18+ years of age. Admission is $6 at the door. Show begins at 8 p.m.

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GSU Recreation Activity Center — Third Annual 5K Chocolate Run. Statesboro's sweetest race benefiting the Open Hearts Community Mission, aiding the homeless of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Run or walk through beautiful downtown and indulge in some sweet treats along the way. For more information visit Splash in the ‘Boro — Family Fun Swim, 10 a.m. Millhouse — Mickey Huggins and The Savannah River Band, 11 a.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — The Orange Constant, acoustic set, 6– 9 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — 67th Annual Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Pageant, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Millhouse — Steven Baird Percussion, 10 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Amy Taylor, 10 p.m.

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Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee GSU Performing Arts Center — Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.

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GSU Nessmith-Lane Conference Center — “Sherman’s March to the Sea” with the Bulloch County Historical Society. Georgia Southern history professor Dr. Alan Downs will be discussing his work for his upcoming book

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about Sherman’s march to the sea. Open to the public, $12.50 for admission. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. GSU Art Building, Room 2071 — Lecture by bestselling, award-winning young adult novelist David Levithan, 6–7 p.m. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — “A Path Appears,” with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof. The talk will feature Kristof’s book “A Path Appears” and will discuss the importance of becoming effective global citizens. Free and open to the public, 7–8 p.m.

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GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — On the Verge Series, 7:30 p.m. GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.


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#OccupyHanner for the last few home games If you haven’t been watching Georgia Southern men’s basketball this season — and judging by the attendance, you haven’t — you’re missing out. The crowd was great for the Georgia State game two weeks ago. The game Alex was exciting, the Eagles won and the atmosphere was electric. Southern had two games within a week following and the combined attendance at those two contests was less than the number who showed up for the State game alone. After the win over the Panthers, why in the world would you not come back? Come on, people.

Maybe it’s burn out as the Eagles had five home games over a 14-day stretch. I understand there are things other than basketball in life. But my goodness, we have an 18-5 basketball team fighting for a regular season conference championship Brown in its first season in the Sun Belt, and only 2,000 people show up? This team deserves so much better. And quite frankly, if you consider yourself a true-blue Southern fan, you’re shortchanging yourself if you haven’t caught Georgia Southern basketball fever yet. But there’s still time to get on board. On Feb. 7, the Eagles saw a five-

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SCOTT BRYANT/staff Georgia Southern guard Jelani Hewitt, right, drives past Arkansas State defender Nouhoum Bocoum during the second half at Hanner Fieldhouse Thursday. game winning streak come to an end and dropped into second place with a loss to Louisiana-Monroe, but bounced back with two wins last week. Southern capped a five-game homestand with a 65-60 win over Arkansas State and then hit the road for the first time in three weeks to face Arkansas-Little Rock. The Eagles led by as many as 15 in the first half and carried a nine-point lead into halftime. Things seemed under control until UALR went on a 29-11 run to start the second half and led by nine with less than five minutes left. Then Southern started to chip away. The Eagles had cut it to three when Jelani Hewitt was fouled on a three-point attempt to go to the line with two seconds left. He knocked down all three and the Eagles won it in overtime. Aside from Hewitt’s clutch performance late in the game, Georgia Southern’s struggles from the free throw line continued. The Eagles were a top ten free throw-shooting team in the country early in the season, but they have been flat out bad lately. Over the last seven games, Southern has shot 55 percent from the free throw line. Sure, the Eagles are 6-1 in those seven, but down the stretch and into the tournament, free throws are going to be critical to grinding out wins. Speaking of the tournament, Saturday night’s win mathematically clinched Georgia Southern a spot in

the eight team Sun Belt tournament field. With six regular season games left, the Eagles (18-5, 11-3) are in a three-team race for the number one seed and regular season title. UL Monroe (18-8, 12-3) is a half game ahead of Southern and Georgia State (17-8, 10-4) is one full game behind the Eagles in third place. The Panthers have a two game cushion over Texas-Arlington (14-10, 8-6). The top two seeds get a double bye into the semifinals of the conference tournament. The third and fourth seeds get byes into the quarterfinals. And of course, the winner of the tournament gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Georgia Southern hasn’t been to the Big Dance since 1992. It’s time for Eagle Nation to get behind this team and this program. Southern has three home games left, including two this week. So I’ll say it again: Get your butt to Hanner Thursday and Saturday nights. You’ll be glad you did. Georgia Southern baseball opened its season over the weekend and did so in style. The Eagles swept Bethune Cookman to get off to a 3-0 start. Southern hosts Georgia Tech Tuesday night and West Virginia comes to town this weekend for a three-game set. With men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball all at home, this will be a full weekend of Eagle athletics. Sounds like a good weekend to me.w

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for house Gryffindor. The game gets a lot right and was a lot better than I expected from a game over 10 years old. Potter fans will be happy to know the game includes lots of characters and monsters found within the Harry Potter universe. The characters were easily distinguished and looked like the motion picture counterparts. The dialogue is strong and very accurate to what is expected from a Harry Potter experience. The game suffered from a few blemishes but none truly took away or rendered the game unplayable. First of all, the game doesn't explain a lot of things found in the world; if you aren't a Harry Potter fan, you will be left in the dark. Audio and sounds could have been a lot better for such a famous title. Also, sometimes I grew a

little angry at areas that took too long to get to a save point. There was also a gameplay fatigue given how big the school was and the repetitive monster encounters. Although lots of points from the story were left out of the game, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone stayed true to the books. Even though gamers who haven't watched the film or read the book may have many blank spots, there is a lot to do and explore in the game. Many of the elements presented are very addictive and testing out different combinations of various cards to see the effects on your spells are gratifying. If you aren't a Potter fan I wouldn't expect this game to convert you to one but current Potter fans will be pleased with what is found in the title.w

Andy Harris of Maryland was caught on C-SPAN winking and grinning behind a fellow lawmaker speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. A video of the winks was making the rounds on national news sites and blogs Thursday. The video shows Harris purposefully sit behind Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia as he speaks from the floor. Harris looks directly at the camera, winks, grins, and then starts texting on a cellphone. He winks again 30 seconds later, and continues to grin and text for another minute. Harris' spokesman, Chris Meekins, says the 58-year-old congressman was winking at and texting with his mother, saying she "gets a big kick when she sees her son" on C-SPAN.w

Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, right, winks and grins behind Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia as he speaks from the floor of the House of Representatives.


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generally follows the original This week I dug in the novel and movie adaptation archives and played a game from Warner Bros. The game my editor suggested. I never played the game when it was goes through Harry Potter's released back in 2001, so first year at Hogwarts. There I guess it's better late than are lots of non-playable never. Known in the United characters (NPCs) to talk States as Harry Potter and the to and even more random Tim Webb Sorcerer's Stone and in Europe monster encounters to defeat. as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's The game plays as an adventure game Stone, the game similar to The follows the story of Legend of Zelda REVIEW young Harry Potter with many role'Harry Potter and the as he becomes a playing game student of Hogwarts mechanics. Sorcerer's Stone' School of Witchcraft Players will learn and Wizardry. The skills and spells game was published as they progress Developers: KnowWonder (PC), by Electronic Arts through the story. Argonaut (PS), Warthog (GC, PS2, and developed by a Players learn new Xbox), Griptonite (GBC, GBA), Aspyr number of developers (Mac OS X, port of PC version) spells as the battle across many platmonsters and Publisher: Electronic Arts forms: KnowWonder can also learn a Platforms: Microsoft Windows, (PC), Argonaut few by mixing PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Game (PlayStation), and matching the Boy Advance, Mac OS X, Nintendo Warthog (Gamecube, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox famous witches PlayStation 2, Xbox), and wizard cards Griptonite (Gameboy collected. You Color, Gameboy Advance), and Aspyr can also collect ingredients for potions (Mac OS X, port of PC version). while exploring the secret surrounding Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the Sorcerer's Stone and earning points

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10 Special to Connect The 3-Day Startup Event this weekend will put student entrepreneurs in a SharkTank type of environment to compete for the best business startup idea and marketing plan.

3-Day Startup puts students in Shark Tank The Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG) will be providing prospective business developers and innovators the opportunity to bring business ideas to life. This weekend, BIG will host 3 Day Startup (3DS), a world-renowned program that aims to kickstart new studentrun companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities. The program creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory that brings together interested individuals from various backgrounds and provides students with the tools they need to start successful companies. Once selected, participants will attend workshops, generate business ideas, receive feedback from mentors, engage potential customers,

pitch ideas and receive a 3DS Success Kit. The 40 student participants for the 3DS weekend event have been selected and registration is closed, but Suzanne Hallman, a business advisor at BIG, says that the public is welcome to come watch and support the entrepreneur teams as they work through their pitches before a panel of guest judges, mentors and entrepreneurship experts. "The idea is really to get people who might not otherwise work together — because they're not in classes together or even in the same college — to really see what it takes to start a business," Hallman said. For more information, check out the event page at http://


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Look who's talking GSU welcomes three media-savvy speakers

Feb. 18 — Michele Norris Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. First up — Michele Norris, the first African-American female host for NPR, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Southern University’s belated 2015 Martin Luther King Day celebration. Norris, an award-winning journalist and one of the most recognized and trusted voices in American journalism, was the host of NPR’s longestrunning national program, All Things Considered, until 2012. Her journalism has garnered a Peabody Award, duPont Award and an Overseas Press Club Award, and the National Association of Black Journalists named her the 2009 Journalist of the Year. “We chose Michele Norris because of her reputation, professional accomplishments, and because of her initiative that she started in 2010, the Race Card Project, which encouraged a wider conversation about race among her readers and listeners,” said Dorsey Baldwin, director of the Multicultural Student Center. “We’ve even started the Race Card Project on our campus to get honest and open feedback from our students, faculty and staff.” Norris is the author of The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, in which she focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of the Obama presidential election and explores her own family’s racial legacy.

“We’re excited for her to discuss her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, which explores her family's history; and we also hope that she will discuss how far we've come with the conversation on race and where do we go from here,” Baldwin said. As part of the talk, participants will be invited to fill out "Race Cards" to contribute to the project and explore their own opinions on the subject of race. Norris' talk will focus primarily on how the media has impacted the discussion of race relations in the United States. Feb. 19 — G.L. Lambert Russell Union Theatre, 6:30 p.m. The Georgia Southern chapter of the Collegiate 100 Women of America will be hosting a seminar by blogger G.L. Lambert. Lambert is the writer behind a relationship advice and dating blog called "Black Girls Are Easy" — a purposefully inflammatory title that, Lambert argues, is meant to catch attention and provoke interest. Shawna-Kay Waugh, a Georgia Southern student and member of the Collegiate 100, said the event is meant to raise awareness of the need to reevaluate relationship ideals that affect students — particularly women — on a daily basis. She said the group booked Lambert through his website because they found his blog popular and engaging and "saw it as an entertaining opportunity to educate women on positive relationship behaviors." The talk will take place in the Russell Union Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. Feb. 23 — David Levithan Arts Building Auditorium, 6 p.m. David Levithan, the award-winning novelist of young adult fiction, will give a reading from some of his works at the Georgia Southern University Arts

Building Auditorium. Levithan will be available for questions during his appearance on campus, and there will be a book signing after the reading. The author’s novels include the groundbreaking Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Every Day and Two Boys Kissing. His novel Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, written with Rachel Cohn, was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a film of the same name. His novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, written with John Green, was also a bestseller and recently spawned a spin-off novel, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story, which will be published in March. Levithan is also an editorial director at book publisher Scholastic and a professor of YA literature at The New School in New York. “We are thrilled to be able to bring David Levithan to Georgia Southern,” said Caren Town, Ph.D., professor of English in the department of literature and philosophy. “I’ve taught young adult literature for more than 20 years, and I have rarely found an author who is so engaging and appealing to students.” Equally important is that Levithan is a “champion of young people’s right to read and an ardent opponent of censorship.” Levithan won the Lambda Literary Award for Boy Meets Boy in 2003 and in 2006 for The Full Spectrum. At Scholastic, he is the editor of the PUSH imprint, which concentrates on new voices and new authors. Living close to a university offers unique opportunities to hear wellknown speakers, get your books signed and hear answers to your questions straight from the author's (or radio host's, or blogger's) mouth. Don't miss these great opportunities to see good speakers for free (or at least reasonably priced). The particularly ambitious can catch all three speakers as they come through. See you there!w

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NPR host Michele Norris, blogger G.L. Lambert and young-adult author David Levithan will all be stopping by Georgia Southern University to give talks about their work.

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A blogger, a radio host and a young-adult author walk into a university. No, it's not a joke (although if you come up with a good punch line for that one, please let us know) — it's the lineup for this week's speakers at Georgia Southern University. Between a belated MLK Day speaking event and various seminars, GSU has three big names coming to campus in upclose-and-personal encounters you aren't going to want to miss.

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Statesboro's 'sweetest race' just got sweeter Change in venue allows Chocolate Run to add fun new features The Chocolate Run 5k will be kicking off this Saturday for the third year in a row, but this year’s race planners have a few new tricks up their sleeve. The biggest change runners can expect is a different venue: The run will change locations from downtown Statesboro to the Georgia Southern University campus. This change may not seem like a big deal, but it is opening the door for several new features to be added to the race. Bulloch residents should be pretty familiar with Statesboro’s sweetest race, but for those who don’t know: The Chocolate Run 5K is an annual fundraiser to benefit Open Hearts Community Mission, a faith-based organization that aims to “feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and restore the downtrodden” in and around Bulloch County, according to its organizational mission. The run

started as a SCOTT BRYANT/staff Leadership In this February 2013 file photo, participants kick off the first annual Chocolate Run 5K event on East Main Bulloch Street. This year, instead of downtown Statesboro, the Chocolate Run 5K will be held on the Georgia Southern assignment campus. to create an event that carpet photo area — where, if they are would benefit an organization in the Chocolate run 5k so inclined, they can be photographed community. Jennifer Douglas, the race spraying each other with chocolate. director, was in the group that came up WHEN? Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. WHERE? Recreation Activity Center on the So how does a move to GSU open with the idea of the Chocolate Run 5K. Georgia Southern campus “We wanted to choose a project up so many new additions to the run? HOW MUCH? $25; register online (www. that would have a legacy — that According to Douglas, it’s because the or in person through wouldn’t be a one-time-and-done new venue takes a lot of strain off the the day of the race (event),” Douglas said. volunteers who plan the event. The Thanks to the funds raised in the downtown area poses logistical problems mug (to be filled with free hot choclast two 5Ks and other fundraising such as the availability of bathrooms, olate at the end of the race), there will events, the Open Hearts Community electricity and security that volunteers be a “Golden Ticket” raffle, punning have to plan around and accommodate. Mission will break ground on its new off Roald Dahl’s famous Willy Wonka Because these facilities are all available homeless shelter at 4 p.m. the Friday stories, for prizes. There also will be through the campus, it freed up the volbefore the race, at 39 Martin Luther a chocolate donut eating contest — unteers to apply their creative genius to King Jr. Drive, the site of the new something of an in-joke with John the race itself, resulting in an event with location. Love, one of the sponsors at Prosurity, But though the Chocolate Run 5K elements of a fun run. where Love is known to hand out certainly has left its legacy, it isn’t “It was a really hard decision for chocolate donuts during staff/business slowing down. According to race us,” Douglas said of the race planners’ meetings. And at the end of the race, choice to move the event from director Jennifer Douglas, runners can treat themselves to a downtown, but they are expecting a this year’s race likely will be chocolate smorgasbord buffet with a very positive response as a result. the biggest one yet with a fondue fountain and plenty of choc As always, the race is pet-friendly, record number of sponsors olate goodies to dip into it. stroller-friendly and open to people and participants, But none of this comes close to who would rather walk or jog than with an expected 600 the icing on the cake of this year’s run. For the competitive folks, runners to turn out 5K: At the end of the race, runners there will be awards given to the Saturday morning. can choose to run through the “Clean top runners in each age bracket. This year’s Zone” to the finish line or opt for the Interested participants can register runners will find much more fun “Chocolate Zone,” until 7 a.m. on the day of the race for several surprises where eager, sadistic volunteers will $25. The race will kick off at 8:30 a.m. added to Statesboro’s be waiting to spray runners with A 1K Fun Run also will take place sweetest race. In squirt guns full of chocolate syrup. at 8 a.m. for an extra $10. For more addition to a swag-bag Additionally, runners can docinformation, visit the event website at stuffed with coupons, a ument their triumph on the T-shirt and a hot chocolate

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