The Wright Stuff Community Foundation Block Party and 5k/10k Race was a whole lotta fun, and this year it was a successful fundraiser. Heartfelt thank-yous go out to all those who made it possible.
The race response was very positive and next year the course will be an honest 6.2 miles (without the .6 mile “bonus”) and stock-drive-free. The sponsors for the 5k/10k were 4-R Storage, Alpine Bank, Clark’s Market, Culligan Water, Happy Belly Deli, The Little Oasis, Red Dog Ranch, Storage & Closet Solutions, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Uncompahgre Medical Center, Uptown Salon, and West End Pizzeria. Our race helpers were invaluable: Chery Bradley, Pamela Simms, Carla Slate, Angela Watkins, Katie Alexander, Ruth Ann Duffy, Eric Tanguay, Michelle and Ken Haynes, the Parrino family, Mike and Lily Feeser, and Steve Siegel. And thank you to the 40-plus runners that participated in our first annual event.
The Block Party also enjoyed support from Central Distributing, The Coach’s Mother, Leather & Lace, Odle Electric, Rockin’ Beeby Enterprises, and Schwans. And the Beer Garden was made possible by Dolores River Brewery, The Liquor Store, Local Liquors, Ska Brewing, Smuggler’s Brewpub, and Walk-in Liquor.
Everyone who came out for the Parking Lot Sale – sellers and buyers – deserve thanks, with a tip of the hat to the Norwood Farm and Craft Market for sharing their opening day. Siena Huebner kept the kids busy with face painting, as well as Sarah Doehrman with her custom hula hoops and fairy wings. To the volunteers, your many hands (about 60 of them) made light work, including Chris White, Joel Coniglio and Amy McHarg. We especially thank the “committee chairs” who started putting this together in March and saw it through: Jen Feeser, Jennifer Dinsmore, Mandy White, Jessica Newens, Gretchen Wells, Deon Tempfer, and Herb McHarg. And to the Prime Time staffers who pitched in on their days off –Sharon Perry, Tanya Weimer, Kristen Parrino, Linda Loesch, Brita Padgett, Megan Weimer, and Diane Goddard – Thank you.
Finally, cooperation from all these organizations helped make the event possible: CSU Cooperative Extension, Norwood Fire Department, Norwood Public Library, San Miguel County & Fairgrounds, SMC Sheriffs Department, Second Chance Humane Society, Town of Norwood, and U.S. Forest Service/BLM.
If you had fun and found great stuff, be sure to pat all these folks on the back when you see them on the street.
– Liza Tanguay, President, WSCF Board of Directors