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The first-ever Newberry Fun Run saw 17 children between the ages of 3 and 13 and several parents running ‚??The Ring,‚?Ě including the hill by No. 1 hole, around the scenic pond with quacking ducks and returning to cheers from all at the pavilion.

Those who participated in a recent Fun Run at Newberry Estates include LeaMaye and Luke Smith, Gianna and Anderson Leo, Tori and Hunter Landon, Olivia Stevens, Margaret Mihalick, Emily Fleming, Lucas and Mallory McGeehan, Gianna Musto, Lindsey Yencha, Brennan, Brady and Ashley Eggleston and Liliana Kaschenbach.

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All runners finished and received a 2011 Newberry Ribbon for Excellence!

The run began at 8:30 a.m. and featured tables set up with water, orange slices, bananas and popsicles. The pool opened at 9 a.m. for all participants to enjoy after their running efforts.

Volunteers for the event included Alice and Jack Sallada, Judy Schall at Hillside, John Mainzer at Orchard West, Bonnie Lenahan at The Greens, Sharron Davis and Janet Dent as safety leaders in golf carts, Ladies Golf League Members: Ruth Federici at Orchard East, Marie Kruska at Meadows, Beth Rosenthal at The Highlands, Katie Metcalf as Runner Escort and Spirit Leader, Steve Tigue as security and traffic control, Bethany Lindsey, Tom Landon, Jill and Stephen Smith!

Maria Lindsey and Ruth Ann Logue were race coordinators and all proceeds were donated to the Back Mountain Memorial Library‚??s Children‚??s Section.

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