by Greg Barberee
The storm clouds rolled out of Mansfield around 7:00 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2018, just as members of the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield arrived to set up Water Station #4 for the Methodist Mansfield Run with Heart. The Club’s water station this year was located at the intersection of E. Dallas RD and Price Street and situated at approximately Mile 5 and Mile 9 on the Run With Heart’s Half Marathon Route.
Club Members, Steve Hallford, Darryl Haynes, Danny Boyer, Jerry Gray, Todd Simmons and Greg Barberee all volunteered during the Run with Heart. Club members stationed at Water Station #4 were privileged to volunteer with members of the Key Clubs from Lake Ridge HS, Legacy HS, Mansfield HS and Summit HS. We were also joined this year by volunteers from Texas Trust Credit Union.
The Key Club members kept all runners and volunteers entertained during the event with their enthusiasm and service. Additionally, one of the Key Club members hooked up a Bluetooth speaker and was playing 70’s and 80’s classic rock. As you can imagine, before long, the Key Club members were having dance contests and signing right along.
If you missed out on the opportunity to volunteer this year, you really missed out on a great opportunity to serve with members of our Key Clubs. Once again, their dedication and service to their school and community is extraordinary. As a Kiwanis Club, we are honored to have the opportunity to sponsor Key Clubs filled with such amazing students. If the actions and dedication of these students is any indicator of the future then Key Club and Kiwanis and in very good and capable hands.
In addition to volunteering on the day of the run, many Club members volunteered on the Friday before the run to register runners and distribute runner packets. The Club would like to thank Todd Simmons, Darryl Haynes, Jerry Cloud, Greg Barberee, Mike Crippen, Cynthia Garcia, Danny Boyer and Brent Dalley for assisting with Friday evening’s packet pickup and registration. The Club would also like to recognize Todd Simmons for representing our Club on the Methodist Mansfield Run with Heart’s steering committee. Thank you for your service Todd!
Please visit our online album to see the great pictures from Saturday! Thank you Darryl for the pictures!