This is our 5th year doing an event in Connellsville, and this was BY FAR the most smooth event we have ever had. We were relaxed, and everything went perfectly. We had perfect weather, an amazing amount of help, and a great turn out.
We thank everyone who supported us in any way - donations, participating, volunteers......we have had 5 successful years because of you.
Here are some great pictures - courtesy of Larry Orlando - from the day. Enjoy!
Setting up the race packets
Dad, Mom, and Harold discuss what to do next.
Setting up the basket raffle:
Setting up the tent to cover the lunch table.
Our first registrant - Brian Suter - shows up.
Aunt Betty helps with the basket raffle table set up
The basket raffle is my favorite part of the day.
These geese were not happy we were there.
Sharon and Betty set up the trophies
These four hard working men decide what damage they should do next.
Mat and I setting up the credit card scanner.
When you have teachers working at your event - it goes off without a hitch:
The bounce house goes up.
Raeycene Bechtold sponsored our 1/2 mile fun run.
The half mile fun run gets lined up.
The 10K runners start to line up.
The 5K runners/walkers line up.
Mary Louise, Judy and Sue were amazing at the raffle. Teachers are the best.
The three trouble makers at the food table - Marge, Karen and Debbie.
Pappy Pletcher and my niece, Olive.
Getting ready to announce the winners of the races.
5K walk - first place winner: Gloria Antoon (who came in first overall - male and female)
2nd place 5K walk winner - Marybeth Hassan
3rd place 5K walk winner - Michelle Layton
1st place Male 5K walk winner - Jim Hassan
2nd place 5K walk winner - Dennis Cropp
3rd place male 5K walk winner - John Zavatchan
1st place 5K RUN female winner - Heidi Evans
2nd place 5K run winner - Lauren Harvey.
We missed the 3rd place 5K run female winner, but it was Anna McGowan
First place 5K MALE run winner - Eric Laurent
2nd place 5K run winner - David White
3rd place 5K run winner - Robert Evans
1st place 10K run winner - Brian Suter
2nd place 10K run winner - Christopher Crutchman
3rd place 10K run winner - Coco Molinaro
1st place female 10K run winner - Ashley Carroll
2nd place 10K run winner - Keli DeCarlo
3rd place 10K run winner - Carla Lytle
Our 150th registrant - Kayla
Gramma Pletcher feeds baby Olive
Aunt Jessie donated her time and skills to do face painting again this year.
Uncle Tom uses his mad balloon animal skills. These are very popular!
My favorite pictures of the day.
My 94 year old grandpa Phil.
Cousins - Cainan and Ethan. Waiting to draw names in the basket raffle.
The day is done - time to tear everytjing down!