White Pigeon Parks and Recreation will present the Second Annual 5K Walk & Run on Saturday, August 20th at the Krull Hockey Arena Parking Lot in White Pigeon.
All proceeds, after associated costs, will be donated to the 1Lt. Jonathan W. Edds Memorial Fund, through the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation.
Funds raised will be used to help deserving charitable and educational programs and projects in the White Pigeon area and help honor the memory of one of White Pigeon’s distinguished sons. 1Lt. Edds was killed in August of 2007 while serving in the Army in Iraq.
At the conclusion of the Walk & Run, the Edds family will be raising a new U.S. flag at Wahbememme Park, which is located at the intersection of US-12 and US-131.
For additional information about the Walk & Run – and a registration form – click on the following link: 5K Registration-Waiver Sheet – 2011.
Event Chairperson Marianne Saunders says it’s important to sign up for the 5K by July 23rd to receive a t-shirt.
Below are two additional items that will provide further information about 1Lt. Edds and the 5K Walk & Run in his honor. The first is a link to a brochure about the 1Lt. Johathan W. Edds Memorial Fund. The second is a link to an earlier River Country Journal story about last year’s inaugural event.
- 1Lt. Jonathan W. Edds Memorial Fund brochure
- 1st Annual Jonathan Edds 5K Walk draws more than 150 walkers
Editor’s Note: This post was expanded at 8:44 p.m. 7-12-11 to add the links at the end of the story.