CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County Fair Queen Taylor Goodman and her court recently hosted the third annual Queen’s for a Cause 5k Run/Walk and Car/Bike Show on June 8 at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.
Queens for a Cause raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and local causes. Each year the fair queen makes a donation to CMN at their annual telethon and a local cause of her choice.
This year’s 5K and car/bike show raised nearly $3,700. The next scheduled Queens for a Cause fundraiser is a pancake and sausage breakfast to be held Nov. 15 at the fairgrounds.
To date, more than $125,000 has been donated to CMN and local causes since the inception of Queens for a Cause (formerly Queens for Kids).
On June 8, the day kicked-off with the Royal 5K Run/Walk, which had 83 runners/walkers. The event featured two special guests, in “miracle children,” Chelsea Ippolito and Tyler Olsen. This year’s 5K featured a special prince/princess theme or dress as their favorite prince/princess.
Jodie Potter of Philipsburg received a prize for the best ‘royal’ appearance. Participants also had the opportunity to sign up to be on a team for their favorite Disney character.
The miracle child associated with the character who received the most participants received a special gift and a donation will be made in their honor to Children’s Miracle Network.
Overall male finishers were: first place, Michael Robinson of Reynoldsville; second place, Rudy Cordon of Clearfield; and third place, Cody Luchs of Ridgway.
Overall female finishers were: First place, Vanessa Snyder of Grampian, second place, Cassie Folmar of Luthersburg and third place Jamie Corbin of DuBois.
A link to the full race results can be found on the Clearfield County Fair Web site.
The Car & Bike Show featured 88 entries.
The first place winners in each show class were: Brian Willey, Production Cars to 1931; Easton Graham, Production Cars 1932-1959; Steve Stanton, Production Cars 1960-1970; Don Musser, Production Cars 1971-1989; Janiel Daniel, Production Cars 1990 – present; Rodger Miles, Modified Cars 1932-1959; Bob and Carol Lininger, Modified Cars 19601970; Jim Seprish, Modified Cars 1971-1989; Matt Reed, Modified Cars 1990-Present; Dan and Susan Gillette, Two-Seated Sports Cars; Richard Yarger, Stock Trucks 2WD 1971-Present; Sonny Taylor 2WD Trucks Modified; Jim Peoples, 4WD Trucks Stock; Steve and Tammy Clark, 4WD Trucks Modified; Russ and Sara Tressler, Jeeps; Anthony Brunstetter, Foreign Cars; Dean Swatsworth, Motorcycles up to 1988; Jim Grimm, Custom Motorcycles; Ronnie Ibberson, Stock Motorcycles; Caleb Hummel, Leftover Class; Farthest Traveled, Russel Boyer; People’s Choice, Barry Shirey Jr.; Cat Award (Most Miles), Russ and Sara Tressler; Queen’s Choice, Frank Little.
A complete list of winners can be found on the fair Web site.
The Clearfield County Fair Queen Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in and who attended the Royal 5K Run/Walk and the Car & Bike Show.
It would like to offer a special thank you to its sponsors: S&T Bank, GantDaily.com, Buster’s Sports Bar, Mint Condition Sports Medicine & Chiropractic Wellness, C Classic Dodge, Chidboy Funeral Home, Bungo Tire & Service, Little’s Drive In Auto Sales, Todd English Construction, Jessica’s Sense of Style, Johnson Subaru Motors and the many businesses who donated a door prize item.
Clearfield County Fair Queens for a Cause event listings and activities can be found on Facebook or on the fair Web site.