On Saturday, Nov. 7 the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held its first 5K run/walk at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
The run/walk began at 9 a.m. There were around 80 people in attendance. The cost of the walk/run was $20.
The overall male winner was Mackenzie Conlon and the female was Reaghan Haines.
The race was a huge success, and a lot of people showed interest that they would like for the race to continue in the years to come. After the costs were taken out the total made was $1,222.65. With this money the FFA reached its goal of $1,000 and will be able to purchase gifts for three families.
The money that was raised was for the chapter’s Adopt-A-Family program. For Adopt-A-Family the chapter buys Christmas presents for two to three families in the Hillsboro school district. Members of the chapter go to Walmart and buy clothes, toys, food, and whatever else the family may need to have a merry Christmas.
The FFA chapter has had a few different ways to try to raise money for this, but the 5K has been the most successful by far. The chapter would like to thank all the sponsors as well as anyone else who came out to support the cause.
Submitted by Meredith Oglesby, chapter president.