Want to post information about upcoming events and concerts? You can find special announcements on the Area 3 Online Calendar . If you have something you want to get rid of, or you are looking for something, and the something is handbell related, then we have the place for you! Check out the Classified Ads . In need of a substitute ringer on short notice? See who’s available in your area on our Substitute Ringer List . Also, through our CHIME loan program , Area 3 offers two 3 octave sets of hand chimes to groups hoping to introduce ringing opportunities in classroom, church and beyond. We also offer a CHIME grant program , supplementing the loan program, that will support the establishment and growth of strong ringing programs throughout schools in the Area 3 region.
[ Editor's Note: Chryste Gaines, MBA, Olympic gold and bronze medal sprinter and former teammate of Marion Jones in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, stated the following in a Dec. 22, 2008 email to in response to the IOC ruling:
"We are being unfairly punished. If the drug testing agencies cannot determine if an athlete is taking performance enhancing drugs how are the teammates supposed to know?... It negates all the family functions, church functions, and social events we missed in the name of winning an Olympic medal." ]
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