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Habitat for Humanity hosts annual 5K

Beaufort County Habitat For Humanity’s Home Run 5K Run/Walk was held Nov. 9 at the Cypress Landing Marina on Chocowinity Bay, against a backdrop of boats the river, sparkling in the morning sun. The sky was a clear blue, the temperature was a brisk 50 degrees which was ideal for running.

Feryl Master, president of Habitat for Humanity, gave the crowd the Habitat for Humanity opening mission statement, then started the race with a bull horn. A grill raffle was won by Norma Bozenmayer, who will have her grill hand delivered by Habitat volunteer Rich Neubert.

Approximately 75 visitors, sponsors, runners and helpers waited in anticipation for the race to start. Twenty-three runners took part, along with 10 walkers, who participated in the 1-mile walk.

The winners were as follows:

Men under 55

1st place, Adam Phillips

2nd place, Christopher Bonner

Women under 55

1st place, Hailey Broadwell

2nd place, Jessica Conner

Men over 55

1st place, John Petry

2nd place, Lee Albritton

Women over 55

1st place, Kay Evans

2nd place, Marie Ramsden

It is very important that our youth learn community service and civic responsibility early in life. Three such individuals participated in the Beaufort County Habitat for Humanity 5K Home Run event in Cypress Landing. Not only were these young people winners in the race but, they are also destined to be winners in life. Congratulations to Hailey Broadwell and Jessica Conner, both students at P.S. Jones in Washington, and Christopher Bonner, a student at G.R. Whitfield in Grimesland.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers that made this event possible. Proceeds from the event will go to support building an affordable home for a qualified family in Beaufort County.

YOUTH REPRESENTS: The future of volunteerism could be found in young runners (left to right) Christopher Bonner, Hailey Broadwell and Jessica Conner. (Habitat for Humanity)

APPROACHING THE LINE: Walkers in the Home Run event join hands as they approached the finish line last Saturday. (Habitat for Humanity)