The 4th annual Prairie Pride 5k and One Mile Fun Run was a big success! Prairie Village Mayor, Ron Shaffer, attended the event and kicked-off the fun run with the students. We had more than 570 registrants and raised $10,000! This money will furnish a portion of the funds to provide Prairie’s part-time counselor, part-time reading specialist, Spanish teacher and additional educational aid support. Thank you to all the Prairie families and friends who registered for the event.
The race results are posted on prairie5k.com. Congratulations to the winners and all the finishers! Rikki Hacker came in first place. The first place female winner was Kara Kowalik. Prairie Alumnus, Nathan Perkins Rock, was the first place winner in the 11-15 age group. And the first place female winner in the 11-15 age group was Prairie 6th grader, Maisie Sheets.
The Prairie Pride 5k would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Thank you for your outstanding support: The Village Dentist, Russell Stover, Gahagan-Eddy, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh Attorneys at Law, Verizon, Palmer Electric Company, Village Church, Taylor-Made Real Estate Services, TCBY, Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard, Dunkin Donuts, Liberty Fruit Co, Kelly H. Toombs, DDS, PA, The Horn Doctor, Chick-Fil-A Ward Parkway and Fusion Fitness.
It took the hard work of Meggan Prosser-Gebhardt , Praire Pride 5k Chairperson, and many volunteers to make this run a success. Thank you to all the individuals who spent countless hours organizing, promoting and facilitating the run and the running club, including Regan Barrett , Liz Beedle, Liz Birch, Lisa Bowser, Jessica Brown, Andree DeBauge, Stephanie Drennon, Jennifer Ecklund-Johnson, Constance Eddy, Kristin Fine, Seretha Fisher, Julie Fredrickson, Kerri Gaillard, Kelly Haas, Lindsey Henley, Allison Hughes, Kate Johnson, Alysa Koeneman, Brenda Kotar, Meg Kroening, Megan Lynch, Martha Mann, Angie McDermed, Sarah McKee, Stephanie Meeker, Amy Meirowsky, Laura Moffett, Ginny Norton, Emily Penke, Heather Rubesch, Christy Russell, Christy Sanders, Susan Smith, Carol Solenberger, Paul Stephens, Cole Walburn, Julie Weltmer, Chad Wood, Meredith Woodring, Brittany Zschoche and the Prairie Fund Committee.
Thanks also to the Prairie teachers and staff who supported us at the event, including Kim Bosch, Tim Coleman, Cynthia Connor, Esther DeVault, Candy Dieckmann, Maureen Gallagher, Kodi Lash, Scott Merfen, Dawn Papineau, Anna Phares, Jennie Reck, Pam Ritzman, and Nia Williams.
View and Order Race Pictures!
There was a professional photographer from DeCloud at the Prairie 5K Fun Run. To purchase pics, visit www.decloudstudios.com and click “Order,” select “Prairie Elementary – 5K Run.” Enter any valid email address and the password “prairie”. If you have any questions, feel free to call DeCloud Studios at 913.956.7200.