Friday, October 21, 2011
Matt's Bash #3 Was A Howling Success
Saturday, October 15, was the 3rd Annual Dash For Mat's Bash in Wellsville. The annual event is a fund raiser to support scholarships given in loving memory of Mathugh Johnston. Mathugh was a 15 year old lad who succumbed to cancer after a long, hard fought battle. In addition to Mathugh, Bob Grimm, Lindsey Salsberry and Betty Prince were also remembered.
Betty Prince is a new addition to those on the list being remembered. She died of cancer nine years ago. Betty was a much loved music teacher in the Wellsville School District. She was born and raised in Kentucky and met the love of her life in college. He was a Wellsville guy and they came back this way after school. In telling her story at the “Bash” Dick Prince told us that the entertaining WHS choir Ebony & Ivory was Betty's brain child.
According to event organizers there was nearly 500 registered for this year's Bash. Around 100 of those were children, many of them in Halloween costumes. The over-all winner of the 1.5 mile long dash was Tommy McNear with a time of 8 minutes – 12 seconds. The Benwood VFD of West Virginia once again won the Fireman's Relay. The Wellsville Volunteers might have had a chance except they had one dummy carrying another dummy in the last leg of their race!
We could go on & on but we're going to let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Needless to say it was a smashing success. It looks as if everyone had a thoroughly good time on a great fall afternoon.
Kudos to Annie, Tim & Rob Long and all the others that lined up the sponsors and organized the event. Even though you guys once again drew the wrong number for my 42” flat screen television you all did good!
See ya at Class Day...
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