The Versailles FFA held their 3rd annual Health Fair and Color Run on October 7th. As a result of the Color Run the Versailles FFA is in the process of making a donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The walk/run was free for all breast cancer survivors and Versailles FFA recognized and these individuals all received a door prize, they included: Marilyn Dirksen, Kathy Magoto, Pat Benanzer, Kendra Anthony and Linda Rhoades who participated as breast cancer survivors and a special thanks to Versailles FFA, Emily Clark, and American Cancer Society for donating the door prizes. We also had a special category for cancer survivors, results included: 1st place Marilyn Dirksen, 2nd Place Pat Benanzer and 3rd place Kendra Anthony. The Color Run had around 150 runners and the top three finishers in each age division were recognized.
Kyle Wuebker was the top overall winner with a time of 19:52.0. The winners included: The top three for 12 and under girls division included: first Lexi Timmerman, second Keely Tucker, and third Jessica Mangen; 12 and under boys division included: first Jason Simons, second Connor Stonebraker, and third Benjamin Pitsenberger. Age 13-18 girls division included: first Delaney Barga, second Sarah Hess, third Jada Barlage; age 13-18 boys division included: first Kyle Wuebker, second Evan Vanskyock, third Franklin Shimp. Age 25-34 girls division included: first Amy Shappie, second Emily Pitsenbarger, third Megan Schmitmeyer; age 25-34 boys division included: first Brian Shappie, second Andrew Platfoot, third Sam Bollheimer. Age 35-44 girls division included: first Renae Borchers, second Caroline Riedel, third Kristy Platfoot; age 35-44 boys division included: first Todd Porter, second Sheldon Barga. Age 45-54 girls division included: first Margie Heitkamp, second Sandy Mangen, third Christa Nealiegh; age 45-54 boys division included: first Larry Mabbitt, second Charles Bailey, third Rodney Anthony. Age 55 and up girls division included: first Connie Kohn, second Bev Mabbitt, third Jane Selhorst; age 55 and up boys division include: first Ivan Steinke, second Gene Black, third David Haley.
A special thanks to Versailles Choir members for singing the National Anthem at the start of the race and Carolyn Combs for leading the warm up before the race began. Thanks to the town of Versailles for their cooperation with this activity. In conjunction with the race, The Versailles FFA sponsored a Health Fair before and after the race in the high school. The Health Fair included 10 stations which were: Kristi Kaiser-21 Day Fit Challenge, Brown Chiropractic Clinic, Wayne Health Care, Carolyn Combs- Soothing Touches Massages, Alex Luthman- Fitness Factory, American Cancer Society, Monica Goubeaux- Mary Kay, Kaup Pharmacy, and Versailles EMS- Blood Pressure and Heart Rate checks.
The sponsors for the race and health fair included: Versailles FFA, Versailles FFA Alumni, House of Flowers and Gifts, Gus’ Coffee and Creamery, Versailles Table Rental, Edwin T Nickol Monuments, Versailles Ace Hardware, Bruns Animal Clinic, Second National Bank, Versailles Marathon, Kremer Roofing Inc, Winner Meats, Fitness Factory Gym, McBo’s Lanes, North Star Heating and Cooling, CF Poeppelman Inc, AL Smith Trucking, Greenville National Bank, Nature Reflections, St Denis Knights of Columbus, American Cancer Society, Kaup Pharmacy, and Prosperity Promotions.
A special thanks to Denise Elsass with American Cancer Society for helping plan the event and providing us with special equipment and thanks to Ken Moorman and Larry Kunk for helping with the facility and to Bill Didier of Versailles Rental for donating tables and PA system for the event. A special thanks to Versailles FFA parents Darlene Lyons, Mindy Kissinger, Malinda Thompson, and Shelly Gasson for assisting with the activity.
A special thanks to the following FFA members for helping set-up, clean-up and conduct the Color Run they include: Cayla Batten, Breanna Nieport, Jaimee Hart, Amberlyn Riley, Toby George, Elliott George, Brandon Bradley, Joel Turpen, Haley Mangen, Deanna Hesson, Marcus Berger, Ethan Kaiser, Tori Wuebker, Franklin Shimp, Laura Wuebker, Elise George, Dalton Hesson, Abby Petitjean, Chad Shimp, Garrett Toops, Courtney Batten, Dallas Hess, Emma Peters, Isaac Gehret, Lindsey Cheadle, Dylan Meyer, Lauren Sherman, Skylar Myers, Caitlyn Luthman, Shiloh Hess, Deanna Day, Faith Wilker, Gabe Thompson, Emma Gasson, Jessica Lyme, Jacob Wuebker, Chloe Grilliot, Jamiee Hoelscher, Cole Luthman, Jason Norton, Noah Brown, and Caleb Rush.
A special thanks to Versailles FFA member Marcus Berger for serving as the chair of this activity and to MCVTC FFA who brought a large number of participates. A special thanks to everyone who contributed in making this day great and the Village of Versailles for their cooperation with this activity. As a result of the success of the Health Fair and color run, the Versailles FFA is donating to the American Cancer Society. A special thank you to all the participants, sponsors and helpers that made the 3rd annual Color Run and Health Fair a major success.