The Gamma Phi Beta Sorority volunteered at the run. They did a great job at registration and the food table.
The Huang Family helped at the Blessing Hands display table. We were looking for sponsors for our students and displaying the Yangshuo student art for sale. Clark You, a visiting scholar from China, also helped from beginning to end.
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Area businesses gave many great prizes for the leading runners in age and gender categories. Everyone got a chance for a door prize. The overall winner with the fastest time was Colton Halverson. He won a $300 home stereo given by Colorama.
Two teams raised money before the run. The team from the Diagnostic Imaging Department of St. Claire Medical Center raised $1,000 with 23 members. The team captain was Kevin Sharp. They even had their own t-shirts for Team Rad.
The Maysville Community and Technical College raised $200 with three team members attending. Thanks goes left to right to faculty member Karen May, student Ellen Brown, and vista worker Hannah Diedrichson.
They raised their money $2.75 at a time with a Sacrifice a Soda Campaign. $2.75, the price of three sodas, will feed one of our lower middle school students three meals a day for a week.
Earl and Diana Caskey with friends at the run. The Caskeys run every day.
Not all the donations and expenses are in yet, but it looks like we will have at least $1,400 to divide. Send in your donations now before we settle the run accounts.
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Qin Qiong just got a $500 scholarship given by a Morehead Businessman. Now she and her sisters can get an education.
This makes 9 new scholarships given through Blessing Hands by sponsors. One student, Mo Zongli, received a scholarship through another Yangshuo charity after his need was advertised by the Yangshuo TV station.
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