Thirty participants walked over 100 miles in the recent Miles For Meals held in Thayer for the Senior Citizen Center, raising about $1,800.
Among the participants were: Aleasha Clark, daughter of Nikki and Jason Clark and granddaughter of Bob and Sheila Smith and Boyd and Lavern Clark. Aleasha Clark was the youngest walker participating; Bernice Cantrell and Agnes Johnson, oldest walkers; Jessie Mae Burkhead, who raised the most money; Leona Fuller and Glen Fraley who each walked 10 miles, the most miles walked; and Roy and Jim Smith from Springfield, who traveled the longest distance to participate in the walk-a-thon.
Fun and Friends Senior Center and the Southwest Office on Aging thank everyone who helped with this event. The money raised will be used for the food program. The Thayer center serves many of Oregon County residents every day.
The following businesses were sponsors: Christian Activity Center, Bank of Thayer, Oregon County Heart Health Coalition, Hirsch Feed, The South Missourian News, Shady Oaks Nursing Home, BB Road Fire Department, Wal-Mart, Tire Town, Dairy Queen, Sunset Beauty Salon, Rosie's Place, Jewell's Auto, employees of Wallace & Owens, employees of Great Southern Savings and Loan, Allen American, employees of Perkins Law Office, Heartland Auto Mart and William Franz.