To The Daily Sun,
When Johanna Halperin and I were handed the reins of the Friends of the Library’s Book It! 5K last year we thought it would be a breeze to pull off since it would be the 6th time the race was to be held and we would simply follow the path our predecessors laid down. It didn’t take long to realize how naive we were and just how much needed to get done to host a successful 5K. Heading into the final weeks of preparations Johanna and I were both uneasy wondering if we could get everything done.
We had little to fear, though, as so many wonderful people came together to help make this year’s Book It! 5K our most successful yet! From all the walkers and runners that participated, to all those that helped with registration and set up, we are sincerely grateful. I’d like to give special thanks to Lorraine and Joe Martin who set up and took down the race course, Clint Dickerson whose guidance was invaluable, Kathleen Merriam and the CERT team for keeping everyone safe, Kirk Meloney our master of ceremonies, Chris Meeken and Anything Goes Fitness and Steve Sundius and Troop 55 for manning the water stations, Lori Oakley our defacto factotum, and Sue Gibb who is always kind enough to lend us the midway timer clock.
The race wouldn’t have been possible without generous sponsors and donors. Thank you The Fitness Edge, Rotary Club of Meredith, Altrusa of Meredith, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Hermit Woods Winery, Tuckernuck Inn, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, E. M. Heath, Inc., Christopher P. Williams, Charter Trust Company, Four Seasons Self Storage, LLC, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Scott Compton Builders, LLC, Remcon North Corp., Overhead Door Options, Adornments & Creative Clothing Co., Annalee, Aubuchons Hardware, BarnZ's Cinema, Bootleggers, Cider Bellie Donuts, Clark’s Trading Post, 48 Main Café & Creperie, Gunstock, Hannaford Supermarket, Hart’s Turkey Farm, Hermit Woods Winery, Highland House Room Bed & Breakfast, Innisfree Bookshop, Jon’s Roast Beef & Deli, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lee’s Candy Kitchen, Moulton Farms, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Premier Nails Salon, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, T-Bones Great American Eatery, The Common Man, The Country Carriage and Voila!
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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