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Moss-Nuckols PTA strives to build track

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to walk or run for a good cause this weekend at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School.

The school’s Parent-Teacher Association is hosting a 5K run/walk-a-thon on Saturday, April 26 to raise money to build a quarter-mile running track.

“The goal is to make it not only useful for the students at the school, but also for the community,” Kelly Garrett, PTA president, said.

The track is estimated to cost $14,500, and the PTA is more than halfway to their goal after the Louisa County Community Fund awarded the organization a $10,000 grant for the project. It’s up to the PTA to raise the rest.

Registration for the 5K run/walk-a-thon begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. Runners will compete at 9 a.m. and walkers start off at 9:15 a.m.  Other planned activities include a scavenger hunt and bounce house. Boy scouts will sell concessions.

There is no charge for adults, but students will pay a fee of $10 if their family is a member of the PTA, or $15 for non-members.

Garret credits the school PTA’s successes to dynamic support from parents, faculty and the community.