On Saturday November 11th, Echo Hills golf course held its sixth annual 5K run/walk to honor our veterans and to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
This was the fourth year that we added a run along with the walk.
Although the turnout was not what I wanted, we had many who took part in the chilly but beautiful Veterans Day.
I would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success.
First of all, I would like to thank the City of Piqua for allowing me to use Echo Hills golf course. The beauty of the course and the challenge of some of the hills make this an enjoyable walk/run for everyone. Next, I would like to thank our own local media; Rob Kiser and the Piqua Daily Call for helping spread the word. Thank you to our local McDonalds for donating the coffee. I would also like to thank the VFW, American Legion and Echo Hills golf board for purchasing the T shirts. Thanks to Gail, Scott and Kyle Reardon of Atlantis Sportswear for all the help with the shirts. Those that ran/walked in the 5K enjoyed the golf course decorated in American flags along the course. These flags were donated by Kathy Henne of Re/Max Finest.
The 5K run/walk went smoothly once again with the great support from Marsha Garrett at the sign up table and half way table and Jody Toopes taking pictures. I would also like to thank Rene Copsey for all the great art work on the signage and posters. This year was different because it was the first year the event fell on Veterans Day. We had the pleasure of having John Millhouse on trumpet playing reveille and the Star Spangled Banner to start things off. One other new thing we had this year were actual stars from flags that have flown in Ohio.
These stars were passed out to Veterans by Krista Abernathy who saves the stars from tattered flags that are to be destroyed and have flown somewhere in Ohio. Also thank you to Mulligan’s Pub, Hartzell Hardwoods and Miami Valley Steel for sending participants or helping with a donation.
Once again Cindy and Ron Pearson have made this an easy task with all of their dedicated work. Because of their tireless effort we are able to send $1875 to the Wounded Warriors Project so thank you Ron & Cindy and everyone who participated. Lastly I want to thank all the Veterans and all the men and women serving our country today and a personal thank you to SSG Brian Crawford, SFC Michael Duaso and SGT Nathaniel Roof from Bravo Battery 1/34 FA RGT for participating in this year’s 5K run/walk.
See all of Piqua on November 10th, 2018 for the seventh annual 5K run/walk.
Echo Hills G. C.