Community support is appreciated

To the editor,

Thank you for making Kennebunk Free Library’s 25th Edition 5K one of our most successful fundraisers to date. Sixty-six area businesses sponsored the 5K and another 57 businesses and individuals provided fabulous items for our auction. This unprecedented community support, combined with our race registrations, brought in over $40,000.

The race and lawn party were so much fun, with 338 folks registering for the race and an additional 150 folks cheering on the runners and walkers. The Kennebunk River Band treated us to fabulous live music and Federal Jack’s provided the snack bags and beer. It really was a party.

Everyone enjoyed the new course that featured a portion of the beautiful Hope Cemetery and Woods Trail system. Participants noted how well-maintained and picturesque the trails are and appreciated being out of traffic for the majority of the course.

The Kennebunk Police Department was a dream to work with and did a fabulous job keeping everyone safe.

None of this fun would have been possible without the 75 dedicated volunteers who stepped up to help the staff bring this event to life. They hung flyers, prepped snack bags and fruit, set up tents, monitored the race course, and probably did close to a thousand other things, too.

Anita Randall, development director

Kennebunk Free Library

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