The 5th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival 5K Run and Walk was held on May 24. The event was a huge success due to a large number of run/walk participants, business sponsorships, and assistance from local businesses and other individuals.
We are extremely grateful to Memorial Health System for their participation. We thank the many participants who entered the race and participated in the day's events. A very big thank you to the following businesses and organizations for their sponsorship support: Arbors at Marietta, Discount Signs and Awnings; River City Runners and Walkers Club, especially Joe Corra; Smitty's Pizza; Biehl-Hawn Insurance Agency; Eye Care Associates; Mallett Electrical Services, LLC; State Farm Insurance Agency-Charles Wentz, Agent; Elpro Services, Inc.; Hammons General Dentistry; Trademark Solutions; Guyz and Galz Family Haircare and Apparel; Panera Bread; Marty's Print Shop; Westside Safe and Gun; Morrisons Incorporated; Curves at Marietta; Artisan School of Cosmetology; Back 2 Back Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC; Clear Channel Communications; Hall Financial Advisors, LLC; Marietta College; Peoples Bank; The Original Pizza Place; Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Real Estate Center, Louise Voshel agent; Copper Leaf Interior Design Studios; Herrington Yoak Automotive; Pike Street Lightning Lube; Real Living McCarthy Real Estate; River City Dental Group; Wellness 360 Comprehensive Lifestyle Center; and ZkFitness. We also thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals that provided services or supplies to us for the race: United Rentals; Rite Aid Pharmacy; members of the City Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office; The City of Marietta; Prieto and Schott CPAs; Rea & Associates, Inc.; The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Queen Genevieve, Rachael McGoron; Little Miss Sternwheel, Tiana Tauber; John Lankford; Captain J.J. Sands with the Valley Gem Sternwheeler; Sportarama, and Warrens IGA. Thank you to the many Ohio River Sternwheel Festival committee members and friends of the committee who organized and volunteered at the race.
This successful event helps to finance the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, which is offered free to the public, and helps to promote and celebrate our community. We will be hosting the 6th Annual 5K Run and Walk next year on May 23, 2015.
We look forward to seeing everyone at The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Sept. 5, 6 and 7, 2014.
Evy Bryant, fundraising chairwoman
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival