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$2,500 in Strawberry Fest Race proceeds shared with community groups

Contributed Story Posted 15 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos from Albion Running Club

ALBION – The Albion Running Club organized the 25th anniversary run of the Strawberry Festival 5k/8k on June 13. There was a record-high turnout of 310 participants.

The Running Club shared $2,500 in proceeds with four local organizations. The club presented checks to those recipients recently.

Members of the race committee allowed non-for-profit organizations in Orleans County to apply for funds from the race proceeds. Seven organizations applied and four were selected by the race committee.

The top photo shows the Holley Youth Center, which received $500 for youth activities and trips. Pictured include, from left, Tina Meade of the Holley Youth Center, Brian Krieger from the Running Club, Cheryl Shaw from the Youth Center, John Steier of the race committee, and Deborah Rothmund from the Youth Center.

Care Net Pregnancy & Family Center received $750 towards marketing and promotion, a laptop, projector and screen. Care Net staff members Jocelyn Wilson and Sharon Sugar are pictured with Brian Krieger, member of the race committee and executive director of the Running Club.

Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern received $800 for items to support the Children/Youth E3 Team events. John Steier, a member of the race committee, is pictured with GOMOC staff members Jacki Mowers-Sciarabba and Jeff Post.

Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension received $450 for signage for an onsite walking and fitness trail. Pictured include Mark Moore from the race committee, Jennifer Wagester from the Cooperative Extension, and race committee members John Steier and Brian Krieger.

The race committee included Karen Krieger, Brian Krieger, Mark Moore, John Steier and Thom Jennings.