5K Event Benefits Shelby County Outreach Ministries

March 19, 2015 - (More Photos) The Shelby County Fit Fun Run & Walk 5K was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Center Park Pond Pavilion behind the baseball park beside Center High School. Around 40 runners and walkers including men, women and children arrived for the event benefiting the Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

The trail they followed took them to the softball complex, all the way to the John D. Windham Civic Center and then back to the pavilion. Shelby County 4-H Volunteer students Emilee Elliott and Allison Stuever were in charge of the water station midway through the course, and they provided much relief for thirsty people.

Participants arrived one at a time at the pavilion and received water and oranges to quench their thirst and await the arrival of fellow runners and walkers. Everyone appeared to have a good time and made it to the end.

There was an entry fee of five canned items per person. Some people arrived with five cans and some brought extra bringing the total accumulated amount to around 200 cans. These cans were then contributed to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries for distribution to those in need.

Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Agrilife Extension Agent, organized the event and she was assisted during the event by Rene Sanders who volunteered to help.

Sponsors included Brookshire Brothers who donated refreshments including oranges and water and Nacogdoches Medical Center who provided pedometers.