With beautiful blue skies overhead, avid runners, eager walkers and casual fitness devotees kicked off Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in Edon with the running of the Eighth Annual Robin B. Spangler Memorial 5K. Nearly two hundred fifty participants paused at Leanne Field to remember Robin as friend, colleague and mentor before the early Saturday morning start time sent them crisscrossing through the village’s west end.
Winners and times announced by organizers at the conclusion of the race were:
Ages 12 and Under
Tracy Van De Voorde
Ages 50 and Above
Melinda St. John
Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Robin Bass Spangler Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to EHS seniors who best exemplify the longtime English teacher and her commitment to academics and fitness.
Organizers Suzanne Hollabaugh and Mark Blue, assisted by members of the Edon High School National Honor Society, were pleased with this year’s response and look forward to another successful Memorial Day Weekend in 2015.