Running through the rain at annual Lions Club Spooktacular

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PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY

By HANNAH MABRY

Flash Student Staff Writer

STEPHENVILLE (October 31, 2015) — Despite the wet and windy weather Saturday morning, there were still a number of runners out for the Stephenville Lions Club Spooktacular Fun Run, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.

Runners from ages eight and up participated in the various running events, and each one was award a medal for participation.

PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY

“I enjoy watching all the different age groups, little and older, and how they all dress up for our Halloween run,” past Lions Club President Wayne Cooper said.

Fortunately, the heavy rain had stopped early this morning, and the course was dry enough for the participants.

“The only thing the rain may have affected was our number of walk-up runners,” current Club President Hudon White said.

Many of the Lions Club members are runners themselves, such as White and past District Governor Gary Sult.

PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY

“The hardest thing to plan for is the weather because you have no control over it.” Sult said. “The neat thing about this event is that so many runners are involved in the preparation and we know how to mark the course and make things visible. We can see it at the runner’s level.”

The Spooktacular is one of the Lions Club’s biggest fundraisers, drawing runners from all over Texas, including Amarillo and Odessa. The fundraiser generated money for the various local projects that Stephenville Lions Club is involved in throughout the year. Some of these projects include: providing eye exams and glasses to people in need in Erath County, participating in the All-Stars League each fall and spring, providing scholarships to Stephenville High School graduates and volunteering in Highway Trash Pickup.

PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY
PHOTO BY HANNAH MABRY

If you would like to know more about the Stephenville Lions Club and its programs, visit their websiste at www.StephenvilleLions.com

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