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Race for Stace returns Saturday

PLATTSBURGH- The 4th annual Race for Stace will take place this Saturday, May 7, at the PARC Oval, remembering the life of Stacey Lynn Frechette.

Frechette was a 24-year-old woman who lost her life in a tragic accident on State Route 9 while traveling from Chazy to Plattsburgh in February 2007.

The event raises money toward the Stacey Lynn Frechette Scholarship Fund, which gives $1,500 annually to a local high school senior and gymnast looking to further his or her education. Frechette, who was a teacher at Mooers Elementary School at the time of her death, was a former gymnast. Among other achievements, she was named an all-star scholar athlete while attending Seton Catholic High School, and became a six-time Section VII and Champlain Valley Athletic Conference gymnastics champion. Stacey continued to compete while attending the State University of New York at Brockport, until a severe back injury ended her gymnastics career.

Pre-registration will be held in the Emmaus Room of St. Peter's Church on Cornelia Street Friday, May 6, from 4-6 p.m. Forms will also be available in Plattsburgh at Warren Tire Service Center, 13 Broad St.; Plattsburgh Primary Care Pediatrics, 159 Margaret St., Suite 103; and Bark's Convenience Store - the Shell gas station off Exit 36 of Interstate 87 - and Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road in Chazy. The cost of pre-registration for the 5k walk/run is $15; registration the day of the race will be $20. Registration for the one-mile kids fun run is $5.

The fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and be followed by 5k walk/run at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a free surprise gift.

Following the walk/run, this year's scholarship honoree will be announced. Participants will also be treated to refreshments courtesy of the event's many sponsors and entertainment will be provided. The after-event celebration will also include a silent auction, raffling of gift baskets, and giveaways.

For more information, contact event organizer Jen Boyer at 562-0528 or via e-mail at raceforstace@yahoo.com.

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