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The Antlers Elementary held a 5K Run For Education on Sunday, April 17, 2011. The Run for Education was extremely successful as the 5K raised 37,000 dollars to be used for furnishing and other needed supplies for the new elementary building currently under construction.
There were a total of 146 runners from Texas, Louisiana and our local area. The area businesses were very supportive with 6 Gold sponsors and 10 blue sponsors. The Gold sponsors who contributed $500 were: First Bank, AmeriState Bank, Jim Rays, L&M Bridge and Rowland Flatt Clinic. The Blue sponsors who contributed $250 were: Tucker Lumber, Sonic, Wade Rowland, DDS. Miller Office Equipment, Convience Center, Pruetts Food, Gardnerâ€™s Grocery, Diamond Mine/ Duncan Pawn Shop and Cummins Construction. Those contributing $100 dollars were: Julian Lumber, Miller Insurance and Total Rehab.
It is estimated that $35,000 will be needed for student desks, teacher desks, bookcases and other miscellaneous furnishings. Burrage Law Firm generously donated 30,000 to complete the amount needed for these furnishings. Mrs. Burrage and Mrs. Jacks stated, â€śThe run could not have happened without the hard work of every staff member at Antlers Elementary and the tremendous support of the community. A great big THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.â€ť
The following awards were given: 1st Overall Male, Zack McBroom (21.10) Smithville, OK, 2nd overall male, Skeeter Hogue(23.00), Allen, OK, 3rd overall male, Mark Burrage (25.19), Antlers, OK, 4th overall male, Connor Copeland (26.25), Antlers, OK, 5th overall male, Trevor Parrington (26.53), Finley, OK.
1st overall female, Heather Burrage (28.20), Durant, OK, 2nd overall female, Megan Brame (28.28), Antlers, OK, 3rd overall female, Jennifer Brame (28.39), Miller, OK, 4th overall female, Becky Edwards (30.51), Antlers, OK, 5th overall female, Dana Dunlap (31.38), Rattan, OK.
Age categories: 19 and below: Male â€“ Gold â€“ Zack McBroom, Silver â€“ Connor Copeland, Bronze â€“ Wyatt Clark; Female: Gold â€“ Megan Brame, Silver â€“ Lilly McNeal, Bronze â€“ Dancing McNeal.
20 to 30: Gold â€“ Josh Jacks, Silver â€“ Bradley Burrage, Bronze â€“Zach Savage; 20 â€“ 30 Female: Gold â€“ Rebecca Mills, Silver â€“ Rhonda Mills, Bronze â€“ Jayci Jacks; 31 to 40: Male: Gold - Mark Burrage, Silver â€“ Trevor Parrington, Bronze â€“ David Burrage, Female: Gold â€“ Heather Burrage, Silver â€“ Jennifer Brame, Bronze â€“ Dana Dunlap.
41 to 50: Male: Gold â€“ Danny Roberts, Silver â€“ Sonny Jacks, Bronze â€“ Jacky Hatcher; Female: Gold â€“ Sonya McNeal, Silver â€“ Marla Maple, Bronze â€“ Cindy Rowland; 50 and older: Male: Gold â€“ Skeeter Hogue, Silver â€“ Lanny Noel, Bronze â€“ Chuck Battles; Female: Gold â€“ Becky Edwards, Silver â€“ Tammy Hatcher, Bronze â€“ Connie Moses.
Congratulations and Thank you to all who entered and participated. After the Awards Assembly a Fun Run for elementary students was conducted. Everyone had a ball especially the spectators that watched those elementary students faces as they crossed the finish line and received their medals.