2018-04-12 / Front Page

Boro Approves Strawberry 5K

Awards dump truck bid
By Cassidy Pittman STAFF WRITER

Fulton County Food Basket Director Sue Cubbage presented the itinerary for this year’s Strawberry Stampede to Mc- Connellsburg Borough Council last Wednesday night at the council’s monthly meeting. The Strawberry Stampede is a 5K run/walk/color and ‘kids jam race’ that takes place in June during the annual Strawberry Festival. The 5K is open to all ages, and the kids jam race is open to children ages 3 through 10.

Runners will register at the Alexander Financial Group across from the courthouse and traverse a 3.1-mile loop that will go through historic McConnellsburg and around Lions Club Park. During the stampede, which is scheduled for June 9, 5K runners/walkers will be splashed with powdered nontoxic paint. Organizers say the event will be fun and exciting for all age groups.

Registration/packet pickup is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with the kids jam race starting at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K run/ walk starting at 9 a.m.

A ‘pooch packet’ is available for those wanting to run with their dogs as well. Dogs must be kept on a leash, and retractable leashes are prohibited. Dogs must be registered and accompanied by a registered participant. Dog owners are responsible for their dogs at all times, including cleaning up after them.

For more information regarding fees and entry deadlines people can call the Food Basket or visit the Strawberry Stampede Facebook page.

In other borough news, nine bids were collected for council’s 1997 Dodge Ram 350 Cummins Turbo Diesel dump truck with plow and cinder spreader. Lowest bid opened was for $678, and the winning bid went to Ramsey’s Septic Service for $15,276.76.

During regular business, council approved checks amounting to $16,530.61, with revenue for the same period at $14,509.81, leaving an April 1 balance of $59,468.91. Borough Council members present were President Rick Buterbaugh, Pat Booth, Adam Gress, Dave Washabaugh IV, Travis Bard, secretary Jack Fields, and Mayor Michael Chilcote.

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