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5K Run/Walk still supports Sellwood Middle School programs

DAVID F. ASHTON - Some of the Cleveland High School Cross Country team members volunteered to help manage traffic flow, and keep people safe at intersections. The fundraising event that started as “Run for Ed” several years ago has now become the “Sellwood 5K Walk/Run”. On the cool and overcast Sunday morning of October 18, about 300 adults and kids filtered into the parking lot at Sellwood Middle School for the 2015 fun run.

“Each year, we hold this ‘fun run and walk’ to support our elective classes, like our school band and marimba band, and art classes,” explained event chair Kathy Hart, as the school’s Concert Band began to serenade folks as they arrived.

She, along with fifteen volunteers from the school, put on the event. “And, we cannot do it without the support of all the businesses in the area,” Hart added.

Sellwood Middle School Principal Brian Anderson was smiling as the starting hour drew near. “To have the support of all these people from our community – and volunteers here is – it’s amazing.

“Whenever we have an event, we can always count on people to come out and support our school,” Anderson told THE BEE.

With business sponsorships, registration fees, merchandise sales, and raffle proceeds, Hart said they expected to raise about $7,000 this year.