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A TEAM Effort for Humane Society of Greene County


he 2018 Victory 5K will be held August 11, 2018, beginning at Rolling Meadows Church of God in Waynesburg. “We’re gearing up for another exciting event!” said spokesperson Larry Calvert, “the organizers are working hard to make this year’s event something special.” The Victory 5K is a joint venture between Bethlehem Baptist Church of Ruff Creek and Rolling Meadows Church of God, and serves as a charitable fund raiser. The beneficiary for 2018 is the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Greene County, a Christian centered organization that helps women and couples facing the difficulties of unplanned pregnancy while protecting the life of the unborn. A food drive will also be held to benefit the Corner Cupboard Food Bank. “The mission of The Victory 5K is to achieve victory in our Lord Jesus Christ, victory over uncertainty and victory over personal hardships. Together we can help those who are struggling in our community. This is a family focused event with fun, fitness and fellowship!” adds Larry. The event includes a 5K run/walk and mile run. Awards will be given for top three 5K runners and walkers, both male and female, as well as Children’s Challenge Mile Run (ages 12 and under). Additional awards will be given by age group categories for the 5K run/walk, both male and female. The atmosphere will be festive as well with raffle prizes, food drive, chicken roast, live music by Robin and Bob and children’s activities like face painting and a bounce house. VFW Post 4793 will provide roasted chickens at $10 each. Non-perishable, non-expired food items will be accepted for the event’s food drive. Each food donor will receive raffle tickets for a food drive prize. A special raffle will be held for a handmade quilt, made and donated by the Waynesburg Senior Center Quilters. Tickets for this quilt will also be sold at Rolling Meadows Church of God, Waynesburg Senior Center, Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency, the event booth at Rain Day Festival and during race day. To guarantee an event t-shirt and race bag, pre-register by July 27 for $16 for 5K run/walk and $10 for mile run. Cost to run on race day is $20 for 5k run/walk and $12 for mile run. Register on-


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line at, by searching for “The Victory 5K”. A printable brochure is also posted on “The Victory 5K” Facebook page and registrations may be mailed to: The Victory 5K, PO Box 963, Waynesburg, PA 15370. FMI, contact or message the Facebook page.

Susan Cole, Humane Society volunteer; Vicki Duvall, Humane Society Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Bill Murphy, Manager, Western Area, Dominion Energy Transmission; Patrick Brady and Karic Hughes, Greene County Career & Technology Center students (not photographed is Jordan Bolyard who also participated in the project); and Larry Franks, Greene County Career & Technology Center instructor.

Participants run The Victory 5K.

Shown here with the quilt to be raffled are Tina Raber, Pat Thorp, Jessie Rush and her son, Thomas Rush.


t takes time and money to keep an animal shelter running and operating successfully, and everything done is for the benefit of the homeless and abused animals who reside there. Thanks to a collaborative effort of several organizations coming together, the Humane Society of Greene County in Waynesburg, Pa., is the recipient of a much-needed storage shed on its shelter property. “These organizations represented a real team effort to provide a building to replace one inhabited by snakes, mice and insects, and whose walls were crumbling,” says Vicki Duvall, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Humane Society of Greene County. “Everything we do at the shelter takes teamwork, and this is a wonderful, successful example. TEAM to us means that Together, Each Animal Matters!” The team effort began last September at a Greene County Chamber of Commerce general membership networking luncheon. Representatives of the Humane Society, Greene County Career and Technology Center, Blueprints (formerly Community Action Southwest) with funding from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and The Challenge Program, Inc., met and discussed the shed project for the very first time.

The effort blossomed from there to receiving a $5,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, which was used to pay for supplies. Blueprints paid students from the Career and Technology Center to build the shed through a Work-Based Learning Experience where students gain work experience. Sherwin-Williams donated the paint. “We are proud to support the Humane Society of Greene County and its mission of ending animal abuse, abandonment and suffering,” says Bill Murphy, Manager, Western Area, Dominion Energy Transmission. “I want to especially thank the students at the Greene County Career and Technology Center for their efforts and outstanding work in building the shed that will be used for many years to come.”


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