Thanks for making Turkey Trot a success

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:33

    On behalf of the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) and the children of our public school district, I would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors and trotters who came together last week to help make the 5th Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot a success. Over 2,500 participants turned out on a beautiful Lake Mohawk morning for our most well-attended race to date. All proceeds benefit the SEF, which is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers whose mission is to engage the entire community in giving that strengthens our public schools, supports our teachers, and inspires our students. Sparta is one of over 100 other communities across our state that has formed an education foundation to support its public schools. To date, our foundation has awarded grants in excess of $263,000 to our public schools. Please visit our Web site at to learn more about these grants and how you can become a part of the foundation. We are grateful to our sponsors, without whose generosity the Turkey Trot would not be possible. Please join us in thanking them with your patronage: Title Sponsor: Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub. Gold Sponsor: High Point Solutions. Silver Sponsors: Casa Mia, Dykstra Engineering, Eastern Propane, Lakeland Bank, Newton Medical Center, Pine Cone Chiropractic, Realty Executives, Schoolcraft Studios. Bronze Sponsors: Coldwell Banker—Julie Killen and Liz Burns, The Fit Experience, The Gabriel Perry Salon, Highlands State Bank, Holiday Inn Express of Newton/Sparta, The Liquor Factory, McGuire Chevrolet, Peace of Mind Automotive, PNC Bank, Royal Coachman Worldwide, Sharpe Plumbing and Heating, Sparta Driving School, Sobel & Co., LLC, CPAs, Sparta Athletic Club, Wellness Pediatrics and Weichert Realtors: Duffy Brennan, Dawn Corbo, and Ruth Linn. We also offer thanks to Casa Mia restaurant for catering our pasta party, Augie's Brooklyn Bagels and Deli and Stop and Shop for providing bagels and fruit for our runners, and to Lowes for supplying water bottles. Thanks to Anthony Ziccardi Studios for their photography and to the musicians from R.E.N.O. and Blue Molly who donate their time and talent to our event each year Finally, a very special thank you to the Lake Mohawk Country Club for opening up their facilities to us and allowing us to host our pasta party under their tents. The Turkey Trot embodies Sparta at its best: families, individuals, and local businesses coming together to benefit one of our community’s most valuable resources — our public school system and the students it serves. Once again, we thank all who contributed to make the Turkey Trot another magical morning in Sparta. Kylen Anderson, President Sparta Education Foundation