The “Light Up the Night for L.I.F.E. 5K,” sponsored by Heritage Memorial Church, was held Saturday evening with 51 runners, walkers and children in strollers raising total contributions of $1,250.
Organizers recorded the top three finishers in the following categories:
Children 10 and Under: First Place: Lucas King; Second Place: Carter Weade; Third Place: Eli Dill
Youth 11-17: First Place: Kameron Morris; Second Place: Simon DeBruin; Third Place: Henry DeBruin
Men 18-40: First Place: Keith Burns; Second Place: Ryan Seymour; Third Place: Michael Duvernay
Women 18-40: First Place: Kristen Hauer; Second Place: Hannah Morrison; Third Place: Anne Kovach
Men 41-plus: First Place: Herb Carson; Second Place: David Woolever; Third Place: Brian DeBruin
Women 41-plus: First Place Kimberly Bick: Second Place: Julie Hellenthal; Third Place: Janet Robinson
All participants were awarded with a finish line medal and treats of hot cider and pumpkin roll cake.
At least 10 families with young children were represented in the race, which is all about the family.
“We believe in the significance and value of family,” said pastor Bruce Morrison. “Supporting organizations like L.I.F.E. Pregnancy, which supports the community, is how we believe the community stays involved in preserving the value and importance of family.”
“The new Center has been accomplished through the will of God working through this generous community,” said Barbara Emerick, L.I.F.E. Pregnancy Center Director. “We are blessed to be in this professional facility and be available to all our moms and dads before, during and after an unexpected pregnancy. We extend our heartfelt THANKS TO ALL! Thanks to all who ran, walked or strolled to support LIFE! Loved that many made this a family event! You are so appreciated!
The 5K for L.I.F.E. was started in 2016 by Heritage Memorial Church to contribute to the construction funds for the new L.I.F.E. Pregnancy Center at 238 S. Fayette St., Washington Court House. This year’s race fees will go to the Center for continued operating expenses.
Learn more about the local L.I.F.E. Pregnancy Center at www.pregnancycenterwch.org, or on their Facebook pages, “Pregnancy Center WCH” and “Friends of LIFE.” See www. heritagewch.com for more info on Heritage Memorial Church’s many services, programs and events for families, and all age groups.