Power added that Wilson Middle School was a perfect location for the event and that the fun continued after the race with turkey bowling, coloring for kids, and “amazing treats and prizes for top runners sponsored by local spots.
Young Lives started its Hamilton chapter in 2011. In their ministry, they have adult women who serve as mentors for pregnant or parenting teens in the community.
Callahan said the financial boost from the fundraiser goes a long way in helping the group provide assistance to the teen mothers.
“We use our funds to provide activities and supplies for our monthly meetings, special events, and to cover the cost of summer camp,” she said.
Powers said since the fiscal goal of the fundraiser was met this year, that means young girls and their mentors will be heading to camp.
“We met our goal,” she said. “We hoped to raise $5,000 to send girls, their babies and volunteer mentors to camp this summer, and we surpassed that goal by $50. We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for next year.”
Tthe male and female winners in each age category from the race:
Kids’ Fun Run
Asher Meyer & Irelynn Graham
12 and Under
Parker Owens (20:32) & Megan Asher (27:33)
Jaydon Haag (21:30) & Karina Owens (20:35)
Gregory Bush II (21:27) & Elizabeth Davis (26:21)
Rick Meyer (20:51) & Kelly Henson (22:24)
Roger Owens (22:21) & Kelly Owens (25:39)
50 and Up
Sam Patrick (23:50) & Kelly Rice (26:33)