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Walkers raise funds for Ludlow museum

LUDLOW-Dozens of Ludlow area residents showed their support for the Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) by helping raise needed funds for the non-profit institution. The residents took part in the 5K Walk for Local History and helped BRAM raise over $800.

Funds raised by the 5K will be used toward building up a $50,000 matching challenge grant that was offered by Richard Nye of Ludlow earlier this year.

Runner Terry Roundy finished in first place.

The 5Kwalk began at Black River High School and followed a course along Main Street, then on to High Street and Dug Road, and back to the school via Route 103.

Sharon Combes-Farr, 5K coordinator, thanked participants for adding more dollars to the matching challenge.

"Thanks to everyone for your hard work in making our second walk a great success," she said. "Linda Tucker and Anita Alic had the tough job of organizing and managing the registration area, t-shirt distribution, and snacks."

Combes-Farr also thanked Georgia Brehm and Heidi Baitz for managing the walk's cheering station.

She also acknowledged David Hoeh and Sharon Bixby who organized the water station at the Ludlow Fire Department.

"And, last but certainly not least, Joyce Washburn was my invaluable partner in crime in getting all details large and small together seamlessly, such as running around getting balloons, t-shirts, tables, cones, and prizes," she said.

Combes-Farr singled out several key participants in the 5K event: Okemo Mountain Resort-which donated balloons and prizes-the Combes Family Inn, the Ludlow Ambulance Service, and Ludlow Fire Department.

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