Last updated: April 28. 2014 2:54PM - 643 Views
By Heather Meade

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Dear Editor,

As part of the Wayne Healthcare Challenge, the Darke County Friends of the Shelter had their first 5K race on April 5 to benefit the Scentral Park dog park. It was a huge success for everyone and a great event!

There were a large number of participants for this first of a kind event and many runners came with their canine friends.

The organization wants to thank everyone who helped to make their first 5K a big success and contributed in the form of a sponsorship or donations.

The sponsors were: Barry Family Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Brown, Countryside Gardens Inc., Greenville Federal, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Jeff Hole and Max, Keller Grain & Feed Inc., Kline Timber Company, Majestic Pet Cremation Services, Mercer County Stor & Lock, Frank Miller Lumber and Schultz Motors.

Many local businesses donated food, water, coupons and more. The donors were: Eileen Litchfield, McDonald’s, Boston Stoker Coffee, Walmart, Marco’s Pizza, Propel Sports Water, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Kroger, Brenda’s Beanery, Taco Bell, KFC, Wendy’s and Arby’s.

Again: a BIG Thank You to all supporters!


Kurt Fritsch, public relations officer

The Darke County Friends of the Animal Shelter

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