August 28, 2008

Racers Help Antique Fair Get Off To Running Start

The 2nd Annual Antique Fair 5K/1.5-mile Run/Walk was held Saturday, August 23, 2008. This year’s race was another huge success as over 150 walkers and runners showed up to participate. The morning started off a little cloudy with a few rumbles of thunder in the West, but the weather cooperated, and the rain held off for the day.

The walk/run was funded in part by the Missouri Foundation for Health promoting health and wellness in Missouri’s communities. The Scotland County Health Department in conjunction with the local W.E.A.L.T.H. group also supported the effort. Several area businesses and individuals donated prizes, gift certificates, or money as well.

The race organizers and volunteers expected around 150 participants as 110 had pre-registered. This year race officials timed the 5K runners and walkers for the first time. Engraved medals were awarded to the overall male and female as well as the top three men and women in each of three age groups.

This year’s overall male winner was David Sewell of Kahoka, MO in a time of 19 minutes 32 seconds. The overall female winner was Christy Aylward in 26.28. Anna Monroe won the 18 and under girls’ age group, while Melinda Briggs topped the 19-39 women’s age group. The female 40 and up group was led by Beverly Oliver of Glenwood, MO. In the men’s divisions, Logan Payne won the 18 and under class, and Kiel Fogle bested the 19-39 group. James Jorgenson of Macon, MO finished first in the 40 and up age group for the men.

A Gas & More gift certificate was awarded to Shirley Shelley, age 69, for the oldest participant. Abby Doster, age three, was given a trophy for being the youngest to walk the distance. Mike and Terry Campbell registered five family members and won the drawing for a Gas & More certificate as the largest household. The fourth grade class from Scotland County R-1 Schools had the most students participate in the event winning a pizza party.

Joseph Hite won the grand prize Wii with Wii Fit console. Chris Feeney, Sherry Kapfer, and Brady Kice each won certificates for pedicures from Red Hot Nails and Jackson Auction Service. Beverly Oliver, Kim Martin and Conner Payne all won the drawing for 1 hour massages from Tonya Kice of Inner-Peace Massage. Laney Campbell received a $100 gift certificate from Mayberry Farms. A sitting fee and an 8x10 photo from Mona’s Studio were given to Debbie Kittle. A certificate for a pair of shoes from Coffrin’s Shoe Store was won by Kiel Fogle. Amy Stott received a tub of soap from Scott’s Home Center. Ten dollar gift certificates from Main Street Café were given to Junior Jones, Clara Davis, Zachary Curry, Dani Fromm, and Grace Garrett. Kristin Ward won five Memphis Theatre tickets. Bill McRobert, Patrick Jochimsen, and Sharon Parsons all won $10 gift certificates from Gas & More. Pizza Hut gift certificates were awarded to 15 participants. Dan Wright won a blood pressure monitor from Scotland County Pharmacy. Megan Baugh won a Schwinn bike trunk rack from the Antique Fair 5K committee.

Other businesses and individuals providing financial support and/or goods and services included Scotland County Lanes, Pepsi, Scotland County Memorial Hospital, J’s Foods, Cook’s Mens Store, Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Cooperative, Exchange Bank, Bank of Memphis, Kirksville Dental Group (Tisha Kice-Briggs), Scotland County Care Center, Scotland County Girl Scouts Troop 9085, Primrose Realty, Jackson Auction Service, and Dr. Jeff Davis.

The race committee wants to thank Trinity Davis, Carla Cook, Royce Cook, Donetta Fountain, Pam Shalley, Laurie Jack, Sandy Slocum, members of the National Honor Society, and the Memphis Police Department for their assistance during the race. Planning for the 3rd Annual Antique Fair 5K/1.5-mile Run/Walk is already underway, and anyone interested in participating in the process should contact the Scotland County Health Department at 465-7275.


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