Rim Country Challenge Went Great

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Editor:

The Third Annual Rim Country Challenge went off without a hitch on Oct.4 thanks to the work of many people dedicated to Payson Area Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing in the Rim Country.

A great deal of planning goes into making a half marathon successful. We could not have done it without the help of Deb Rose and Mary McMullen at Payson Parks and Recreation. When people love their job it shows in the work they do, Deb and Mary are a great asset to our community.

Thanks to Gene Sampson of the Habitat for Humanity board who worked countless hours to make sure no one had forgotten anything leading up to the event. Also thanks to our executive director, Cris Royer, who on top of all her work at the ReStore and in our homebuilding efforts, somehow found the time to help out wherever needed at a moment’s notice.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Payson Roundup, Powerade, Edward Jones Investments, Payson Parks and Rec, Bashas’, Postnet, Safeway, Walmart, The Royer Foundation, Payson Concrete, Vitamart, National Bank of Arizona, Summit Screen Printing, Tonto Screen Printing and KCMA. Thank you to all the runners who came out to run, we had a record turnout.

Thanks to Earl Davis for all your knowledge from previous years’ events. Thank you to all our water station volunteers including: Boy Scouts, DJ Craig, The Key Club, Joanna Carroll and family, and Payson Christian Community School. Thank you to the Payson Police Department for all your help. Thank you to our running group trainers Linda Gibson and Peggy Miles. A huge thank you to all our Payson Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers. If you missed out on this year’s event, it’s not too soon to start training now for next year, what a great way to get in shape and help a great local charity!

Ross Hage

Fund-raising Chairman

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity

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