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Local footraces join forces

Two early-summer fundraising footraces in Warrensburg have been combined into one that is dedicated this year to the late Brent Bertrand, the beloved local high school technology teacher, mentor and coach.

The Warrensburg community-based Playground Fund and the regional High Peaks Hospice agency have joined forces to present the Burgher Dash/Run for your Life 5K footrace, to be held Saturday June 2.

High Peaks development director Sunday Conine, a Warrensburg High School graduate, said she felt the race dedication was an appropriate way to honor Bertrand’s memory and celebrate his attributes that inspired so many students. Bertrand, who died unexpectedly in January, was once Conine’s shop teacher.

“‘Mr. B’, as he was affectionately known, had a singular knack of making each student feel special and valued,” she said, noting that the collaboration was with the intention to expand the hospice agency’s reach and increase participation.

Remington reminder

Don’t delay on buying entry tickets to the annual Scott Remington Family & Friends’ Spinal Cord Research Benefit.

Although it is a monty away, tickets annually sell out. The event is set for March 24, at Jimbos Club.

To obtain tickets, call 494-7740. For details on the event, see: www.scottrem.com

Pork dinner rescheduled

Note that due to an unanticipated date conflict, the Pottersville United Methodist Church’s annual Roast Pork Dinner will be held on April 28 rather than April 8, as it was originally scheduled.

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