Nearly 14,000 raised from Splash and Shiver
Blue River Services raised $13,500 from its fourth annual Splash and Shiver for Blue River, which was held on Saturday March 2.
“We were extremely pleased to see 141 participants plus 40 volunteers brave the freezing cold temperatures to help support the mission of Blue River Services,” said one of the event’s organizers Evelyn McPhearson.
McPhearson said the total amount raised could increase as a number of participants who were signed up to participate were unable to make it because of the weather.
“We are hopeful they will send us the donations they collected so we can count it towards our fundraising total,” she said.
McPhearson also said anyone wanting to send in late donations can contact her at the Fund Development office at 738-4196.
The following is a list of winners for the day.
Paul Wise from Hardinsburg raised $770 to win the Splash & Shiver award for most money raised by an individual.
Boy Scout Troop 412 from Corydon raised $205 to win the Splash & shiver award for most money raised by a team.
Heather Hall from Cylicron Engineered Cylinders raise $1,400 to win the Splash & Shiver award for most money raised by a company.
Children’s Services Department raised $225 to win the Splash & Shiver award for most money raised by a BRS team.
Best costume award at the Splash & Shiver went to Mark Neff from the Crandall Lions Club.
The National Anthem was sung by Jim & Sandy Aich from the Lanesville United Methodist Church.
Opening prayer was given by Daniel Payton from Riverside Church in Jeffersonville
Results of the 5K Walk/Run
First-place female division with a time of 25:00 minutes was DeDe Wohlfarth from Crandall.
Second-place female division with a time of 25:18 minutes was Melissa Nicholson from Campbellsburg.
Third-place female division with a time of 26:49 minutes was Laurie LeCompte from Louisville.
First place male division with a time of 18:26 minutes was Isaac Blackman from Corydon.
Second place male division with a time of 20:26 minutes was Collier Smith from Palmyra.
Third place male division with a time of 21:02 was Jacob McClanahan from Corydon
Michael Summers raised $108 to win the 5K Walk award for most money raised by an individual.
“For the Health of It” from Floyd Memorial Hospital raised $367 to win the 5K Walk award for most money raised by a team.
The Fiscal Dept. at Blue River Services raised $320 to win the 5K Walk award for most money raised by a BRS team.
“The Fab 4” team from Salem raised $376 to win the One Mile Walk award for most money raised by a team.
The Residential Supervised Group Living team raised $506 to win the One Mile Walk award for most money raised by a Blue River Services Team.
Rev. Edith Bleecker from Lanesville United Methodist Church led the prayer before the 5K Run and Walk.