Poultney Chamber awards July Fourth winners

POULTNEY - Poultney Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual July 4 contests held for parade float entries and its Martin Devlin Memorial 5K Fun Run. This year's parade theme was Our Community, Our Volunteers.

The 2010 Float Categories and Winners:

Most Patriotic-Young At Heart Senior Center, Poultney.

Best Depicts Theme-Fair Haven Knights of Columbus, Fair Haven.

Best Depicts The Organization-Poultney Women's Club, Poultney.

Most Photographic-Pampered Paws, Poultney.

Best Out of Town Float-West Rutland ATV Club, West Rutland.All category signs for the parade were carried by Poultney Goat Goers 4H Club. The 2010 Martin Devlin Memorial 5K Fun Run, a fund-raiser competitive event raised $1,200.00 for Hospice of the Rutland County Visiting Nurse Association which, since 1946, provides skilled, compassionate care and peace of mind to people throughout Rutland County.

Over 200 Registrants competed in the run and the geographic areas represented, in addition to runners from the local Vermont-New York area included New Jersey and Florida.

The Run winners, judged by age categories were:

Youngest Female-Kayla Hickey, age 7, Rutland

Youngest Male-Jared Migloire, age 10

0-12 Female-Olivia McChesney, Pawlet

0-12 Male-William Rienas , Old Tappen, N.J.

13-19 Female-Corrie Gethard, Toms River , N.J.

13-19 Male-Bryan Loughlin

20-29 Female-Maggie Klein, Castleton

20-29 Male-Keith Williams, Poultney

30-39 Female-Ericka Eckrote, Poultney

30-39 Male-Eric Fisk, Rutland

40-49 Female-Helen Mango, Tinmouth

40-49 Male-Kevin Perlmutter, Metuchen, N.J.

50-59 Female-Mary Ann Malura, Granville, N.Y.

50-59 Male-Carley Scott

60+ Female-Kim Showalter, Orlando, Fla.

60+ Male-Peter Rowland,Poultney

Race Winner Female-Kate Duffy, East Poultney

Race Winner Male-Tim Best

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