Run Run Rudolph!

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Run Run Rudolph!

The FGHS softball team poses

The FGHS softball team poses

The FGHS softball team poses

The FGHS softball team poses

Madilyn Barker

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December 1st offered a lot of events in Fair Grove. Among these events was the Run Run Rudolph 5K. The 5K was put on by Fair Grove Schools in order to raise money for the Heart2Heart Foundation. Each school building at Fair Grove competed to bring in the most money for Heart2Heart, and students and staff were encouraged to run in the 5K with High School Principal Chris Stallings.

“The Fair Grove chapter of Heart2Heart Outreach Ministries is an all volunteer nonprofit, non-denominational Christian organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of people within the Fair Grove school district. We accomplish this by using the heart and hands of Jesus Christ through gifts of food and outreach resources. Each person served is treated with dignity, respect, and value as we seek to offer a ‘hand u” noted Heart2Heart.

Another reason for the Run Run Rudolph 5K was to support school spirit. Many activity groups at Fair Grove High School ran the 5K together. Senior Logan Holliman remarked, “There was a great turnout! We had a lot of community members and students show up and all in all it was a wonderful night!”

Holliman added, “The purpose was to bring the school and community together to show Eagles grit! Also we wanted to partner with My Team Triumph to help disabled kids.” My team triumph is a group that was founded locally and coordinated by High School Resource Officer Greg Porter. My Team Triumph pairs kids with disabilities with local athletes that are willing and able to do endurance type events, Porter says. One such event was the Run Run Rudolph 5K where some lucky kids got to run with Fair Grove athletes.  

The 5K was also supported by students and staff at Fair Grove who made monetary donations in the weeks leading up to the run. Each homeroom class competed to bring in the most money. Mr. Foster’s advisory class won for the high school, Mrs. Minor’s class won for the middle school, and Mrs. Graves’ class for the elementary school. The total money raised for the Heart2Heart foundation was $3,300.

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