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Wayne Post
  • Walk.Run.Row. raises money for United Way, Roosevelt

  • On Sept. 22, more than 80 participants hit the trail to walk and run, while some chose to kayak on the Erie Canal to support the United Way of Wayne County and Wayne ARC Roosevelt Children’s Center. The event presented by ALPCO Recycling and now in its 5th year, grossed $6,800.

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  • On Sept. 22, more than 80 participants hit the trail to walk and run, while some chose to kayak on the Erie Canal to support the United Way of Wayne County and Wayne ARC Roosevelt Children’s Center. The event presented by ALPCO Recycling and now in its 5th year, grossed $6,800.
    Festivities began at T. Spencer Knight Park and runners and walkers followed the canal trail from the park to Whitbeck Road and back. Rowers used their own personal kayaks or canoes in the Canal. Everyone was treated to light refreshments, prize drawings and participants could also purchase a chicken barbeque by Stoney’s.
    “It was great to see people in the community come out for a fun day and support United Way’s programs and services,” said Carol Pettis, Regional Director for United Way. “We want to thank all sponsors and participants that made this event possible.”
    David Calhoun, executive director of Wayne ARC agreed, adding “ We appreciate any opportunity to raise critical funds for Roosevelt Children’s Center but this collaboration has been particularly rewarding. We are grateful for the support shown.”
    Many thanks to all our sponsors including: Presenting Sponsor: ALPCO Recycling; Fuel Sponsor: Wegmans; Our Speed Racer Sponsors: CENG/Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, IEC, Lyons National Bank, NWCH/DeMay Living Center; Our Splash Sponsors: Breen’s Market- Williamson, Refractron and Reliant CCU; Media Sponsor: Big Dog Radio/WACK
    United Way officials would like to recognize those who provided refreshments for the day: Breen’s Market- Williamson, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Heluva Good, Noto Fruit Farm, Seneca Foods, Tim Hortons and Wegmans, as well as the businesses that provided prizes for the participants: Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club , Darien Lake Theme Park, Newark Super Walmart, Lyons National Bank, Chili’s Restaurant and Newark Tom Wahls.
    Special thanks to the members of our Canal Walk Planning Committee and to the other volunteers who helped out during the event.
    “United Way of Wayne County is a volunteer driven organization that improves the quality of life in Wayne County by raising and fairly investing in resources to support accountable programs.”
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