The 2nd annual “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de Mayo festival was a resounding success. The Town raised over $16,500 for the Memorial Fire Company from sponsors, runners and townspeople.
The first race in 2018 was conceived as a way for the town to show its appreciation to the dozens of fire fighters who heroically fought the multi-house Christmas Day fire in 2017 that destroyed 2 homes and damaged 3 others. The second annual race was held on May 5th and was a family friendly festival that also celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Harry Ward, Mayor of Slaughter Beach, said
“This is a fun event and we go to great lengths to include kids of all ages in our day-long celebration”.
The town planned numerous kids’ activities throughout the day, including potato sack races, a 3-legged race, pie eating contests, donut eating contests, face painting, a scavenger hunt and a moon bounce. There were 4 new bikes donated by the Fire Company that were raffled off. Raffle tickets were free to one and all. The Reunion Band, a rock and soul band, played at the start of the race and throughout the day.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating again next year and have decided to keep the Cinco de Mayo theme going since this year’s event was so successful” said Ward.
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