5K benefits Reading Spanish Travel Club

The Spanish Travel Club at Reading High School held a fundraiser of 5,000,000 on August 6 during Reading Festival Days.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit members of the Spanish Travel Club who pay for international travel.

The club made their first trip last month to Spain for eight days and their next international trip will be to Costa Rica or Peru, said Kurt Stump, an English and Spanish teacher at Reading High School.

On Saturday, the 3rd annual race was held at Reading Primary School.

“A small group of runners from across the county, including Hillsdale, Hudson, Osseo, Jonesville, Marshall, Manitou Beach and Reading, ran a course around the city perimeter, starting and ending in elementary school,” said Stump.

Hillsdale’s Macy Fazekas was the first to cross the line, with a time of 21:31. Jonesville’s Josh Conklin was the first male finisher, clocking 22:02. Darlene Radziewicz of Hudson was the first walker to complete the course.

The event was sponsored by June’s Place of Reading, Heffelfinger Farms, KB Law Office, Hillsdale Orthodontics, Cronin Hillsdale Dodge, Rob’s Barbershop of Reading, Dr Paul and Betty Blount of Reading, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust, Reading Pizza Barn, Reading American Legion Auxiliary, National County Bank, Pointe Location, Sanders, Reading Insurance and Reading K-Tees.

Willie R. Golden