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More Than 1,500 participate in Hazelwood PTA Council Run/Walk Scholarship Event

Hazelwood School District staff, students and community members are shown here participating in the 5K distance run at the 32nd Annual Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarship Run/Walk event.

More than 1,500 individuals attended the 32nd Annual Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarship Run/Walk event on Saturday, May 11. The primary event took place in front of Hazelwood Central High School, but participants could be seen throughout the run/walk route on New Halls Ferry Road, Patterson Road and Greenway Chase in North County.

For more than three decades, this family-friendly event, along with other PTA Council fundraisers have raised more than $2.9 million for the Hazelwood PTA Student Scholarship Fund, which benefits deserving HSD graduating seniors. Since the program inception in 1959, Hazelwood PTA Council has provided more than 3,000 scholarships to students.

The run/walk event was comprised of several categories including a 5K distance, a one-mile distance and fun runs for children. There was also an indoor/outdoor health and wellness fair with more than 22 participating vendors. Vendor booths included: Firestone Tire Company, St. Louis County Health Department, American Red Cross, child safety identification cards, HSD parents and teachers, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Juvenile Diabetes Association and United Way, to name a few.

Special entertainment was provided by the Hazelwood East High School marching band,  cheerleaders and the Spartan’s mascot.

“This was truly one of the best run/walk events that we’ve held in a long time,” said Sarah Day, Hazelwood Council PTA president. “The weather was picture-perfect for our event. I appreciate the HSD board members, HSD administrators, teachers, staff, students and the entire community for supporting this very important event. Not only does this event promote health and wellness, but we are also raising needed funds to support the PTA Council scholarships.

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