We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2014 Laurel Run! Without your kind contributions none of this would be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those already thinking about next year’s event it’s already being planned and will take place July 17-18 in 2015. See you then!

Southwestern Central School student wins Laurel Run logo contest

Posted by Chris Anderson - June 27, 2012 - Logo Contest, News - No Comments
Southwestern Central School student wins Laurel Run logo contest

Adrianna Fish, a Southwestern Central School student, has won the contest to design the logo for the 2012 Laurel Run.

The contest was open to high school students in the Chautauqua County area. Entries were received from Chautauqua Lake, Forestville, Sherman, Silver Creek, and Southwestern. Adrianna’s design received the most votes of 13 finalists. Those designs were posted on the Observer’s web site, and anyone was able to vote for their favorite. (A total of 582 online votes were cast.) Voting also was conducted at the TRC Expo events that The Resource Center held in Dunkirk and Jamestown.

For winning the contest, Adrianna will receive a $100 gift card to a store of her choosing. The contest was sponsored by TRC Foundation, Inc.

The 16th annual Laurel Run begins Friday, July 20, with the traditional Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run, which features representatives from area schools running the different legs of the relay. The event begins at about 8:30 at The Resource Center’s facility at 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown and ends at Washington Park on Dunkirk, where a victory celebration will be held from noon to 2:00.

The following morning in Silver Creek, there will be an 8-kilometer run, a 5k fitness walk, a 1k fun walk, children’s runs and Laurel’s Lap, in which anyone with a disability is invited to talk a lap around the track at the ballfield downtown. In the afternoon, there will be a motorcycle dice run.

Laurel Run was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling in honor of their oldest daughter, who has Down syndrome. The event is designed to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities. Money raised through Laurel Run goes to TRC Foundation to support disability awareness and prevention efforts in Chautauqua County. Laurel Run proceeds also are used to provide employment and work training opportunities to adults with disabilities at The Resource Center.

For more information or to sign up to participate in Laurel Run, phone 934-3952 or 661-4735, or e-mail steve.waterson@resourcecenter.org.

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