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Monster Dash introduces Muncy’s Fall Fest

By Staff | Oct 23, 2012

First place winner for category 14 and under went to Gable Strickland, 10, from Muncy, son of Kevin and Brenda Strickland. His timing was 20 minutes, 30 seconds.

MUNCY – A super nice Saturday followed the second annual Monster K Dash that was held in conjunction with the annual Fall Festival at Myers Elementary School on Saturday, October 20. This is the sixth year for the festival, but the first time the two events were combined to take place on the same day according to Heather Diehl.

Nicole Meyers said that a total of 261 registered to participate in the 5K Run/walk and the Kids Fun Run. All proceeds raised from the two events will go towards the elementary school. The course was relatively simple with a slight incline in the beginning. The race started and ended at the elementary school where prizes and trophies were handed out to the winners in each category.

Using an electronic system volunteers from PARunners timed the race for the participants as each one wore a timing device on the back of their numbered bibs. Special mats were also placed at the finish line that recorded the time for each computer chip. The race started at 8:30 a.m. followed by a costume judging contest at 9:30 and awards at 10 a.m. After the kids race that took place behind the building on the soccer field at 10:30 a.m., the school’s festival began. The race also brought in a large crowd of spectators who applauded the winners as they accepted their trophies which were supplied by the parent-teacher organization. The chapter also raised sponsorships for the race. 230 pre-registered for the race according to Meyers. “Proceeds will help pay for the soccer field, school field trips, t-shirts that were worn by the racers, medals and the trophies,” Meyers said.

Thousands of prizes were also ordered for the kids for the festival to play the games that were set up outside for the day. Students could purchase tickets, then play the games they wanted with an opportunity to earn several prizes.

Inside the main hall of the building, scarecrows made by each homeroom, were lined up for viewing and will be placed this week along Main Street in Muncy by the school’s custodial staff, just in time for the Halloween parade. 28 homerooms came up with a them and parents helped to construct the scarecrows.

Eric Hinkel from Muncy won first place for the 20 to 29 age category during the Monster 5K Dash held at Ward Myers Elementary School on Saturday morning, Oct. 20. He placed at 20 minutes and 29 seconds.

A total amount for the proceeds has yet to be determined as donations are still arriving according to Diehl.