July 4 Fun Run helps fund memorial wreaths – The Report Courier

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Runners participate in the  Freedom 5K Fun Run on July Fourth 2021 in Heritage Park in Gardnerville.

Runners take part within the Freedom 5K Fun Run on July Fourth 2021 in Heritage Park in Gardnerville.

Main Street Gardnerville’s ninth annual Freedom 5K Fun Run takes place 8-10 a.m. July 4 at Heritage Park, 1447 Courthouse Alley in Gardnerville.

This is a household pleasant occasion, and runners, joggers, walkers and strollers are welcome. Prior to the run, the Douglas County Mounted Posse will current the colours, and the nationwide anthem might be sung by native Douglas High School college students.

Participants are inspired to decorate in patriotic colours and compete for the “Best Dressed” award.

“The (Freedom Fun Run) is a great event,” mentioned Main Street Gardnerville Program Director Jen Nalder. “Everyone can participate, and it’s just a really fun way to kick off the 4th of July. I love seeing everyone (wearing) the red, white, and blue.”

Following the race, chalk artwork kits might be accessible for buy or donation for individuals who need to beautify the park’s sidewalks throughout the Yankee Doodle Chalk Art Fest. Sunrise Bakery might be available with quite a lot of breakfast gadgets on the market.

The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra (cvpops.org) takes the stage at 11:30 a.m. and can play a plethora of patriotic songs. This free live performance is sponsored by the Town of Gardnerville.

Pre-registration value for the enjoyable run is $25 for runners 11 and older and $20 for navy service members and veterans. Runners 10 and youthful are free. Day-of-event registrations are $35, and a digital choice is obtainable for $15.

To register on-line, go to runsignup.com/Race/NV/Gardnerville/Freedom5KFunRun2021. In-person registration takes place beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the occasion, and the race begins at 8 a.m. rain or shine.

This is the fourth yr Main Street Gardnerville and Wreaths Across America have partnered for the annual occasion, and $5 from each Freedom Fun Run registration goes towards wreath purchases that might be used throughout a particular memorial ceremony later this yr.

National Wreaths Across America Day is Dec. 17, and organizers plan to honor all 225 navy veterans laid to relaxation at Garden Cemetery with a wreath positioned at their gravesite on that day. The occasion is held in coordination with a particular wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and different cemeteries all through the nation.

The Wreaths Across America mission is to Remember, Honor, and Teach (Remember our fallen U.S. veterans, Honor those that serve, and Teach kids the worth of freedom).

For extra data, go to their web site at wreathacrossamerica.org. Additional wreath purchases for the Dec. 17 ceremony might be made at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159666.

Amy Roby might be reached at [email protected]


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