2007-11-08 / Letters to the Editor

Annual 5K jog a great success

The Jamestown Recreation Department's annual Jack O' Lantern Jog 5K Road Race was held on Oct. 28 with over 120 participants. This year's race, our 19th annual, finished at the recreation center where the festivities continued with awards, prizes and raffles. A huge thank you to the major sponsors of the event: the Jamestown Press, Crystal Springs Water, Spinnakers Café', Runners World and World Trophies.

I would also like to thank the following local businesses for donating various raffle items. They are: Conanicut Marine Services, Central Garage, Ocean State Scuba, Paws & Claws, Secret Garden, the Purple Door, McQuade's Market, Catherine Jamieson Salon, Anita Haircut, Pas de Chat, East Ferry Deli, Trattoria Simpatico, Tricia's Tropigrille, and Slice of Heaven.

Thanks to the hard-working recreation department employees and volunteers who made the race happen: Cyndee Reppe, Melissa Minto, Ron Parfitt, Andrew Rushton, Rob Goode, Jim McLoughlin, Bonnie Jamison, Victoria Ryng, Phillip Ryng, Tom Munroe, Jack Romano and Olivia Frank. Thanks also go out to Junior Girl Scout Troop #865, Valerie Kelley, The- resa Murray and to Brittany Parfitt who designed the Jog shirts. I appreciate all of your time and effort in making the job a success.

Thank you also goes out to the Jamestown Police and Jamestown EMS for providing a safe running environment.

All proceeds from this year's jog will go to the on-going teen center project. We're looking forward to having next year's 20th race be the biggest ever.

William Piva, Director Jamestown Parks & Recreation

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