To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who participated in the first annual Jon Spencer Memorial 5K Walk/Run. In spite of somewhat inclement weather the turnout was quite impressive.
I would also like to thank the 60-plus local businesses who donated gift certificates and merchandise in support of this event. These donations allowed us to have several raffle items and door prizes available for the participants to win.
Additionally I would like to give a special thank you to the Webster County Conservation Board for use of the Bob Heun Shelter, Hume Distribution for the creation and donation of the posters used to advertise the event, and Double M Sign (Geoff) and Tyler Ficken for their amazing creativity in the design of decals, T-shirts, etc. that so amazingly commemorate Jon.
In an effort to keep Jon's memory alive, the family plans to hold similar events to this one in the future, with the proceeds going to scholarships for local students.
Again, your continued support and prayers are greatly appreciated.