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MILES OF SMILES AT THE 13TH ANNUAL FISH FRY & CORNHOLE EVENT

Friday, August 9, 2019, was a beautiful summer day, perfect for fish, families, and fun.  The 13th annual James Peterson Memorial Fish Fry & Cornhole Tournament event was held once again at the Creek Run corporate headquarters in Montpelier, Indiana.  Creek Run employees, family, clients, and contractors had the opportunity to participate in events throughout the day and leave with some great items.  It wouldn’t be a fish fry without fish, and guests were not disappointed with the delicious lunch provided this year.  Many of the Creek Run team members worked throughout the morning to prepare the main course, led by Mike Zimmerman who also caught and cleaned all of the fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were honored to have two special guests speak at the event this year.  Ron Freeman, President of Jay Petroleum, shared a few words about the late James Peterson and why the Friends of the Limberlost organization was so important to James.  Scot Imus, Executive Director of Indiana Food & Food Association (IFFA), shared about the IFFA and provided encouraging remarks toward Creek Run and the environmental industry.  Curt Burnette, a Limberlost Site Naturalist, also joined us during the day to provide a nature presentation for our guests, and he brought a slithery friend with him.

Ron Freeman of Jay Petroleum (pictured left) and Scot Imus of IFFA (pictured right) share brief remarks.

Curt Burnette, Limberlost Historical Site, shows a snake to guests during nature presentation.

The Fish Fry & Cornhole event supported two worthy causes: the Friends of the Limberlost organization and the Creek Run Scholarship fund.  Donations, event sponsorships, and proceeds from the online silent auction, 50/50 Raffle, Cake Walk, Chipping Game, Cruise-In, and Fish Fry 5K were donated to Friends of the Limberlost in honor of James Peterson, one of Creek Run’s founders.  Proceeds from the Scholarship Raffle, as well as Creek Run’s employee Jar Wars and Casual Friday participation, were donated to the Creek Run Scholarship Fund.  A grand total of $9,448 was raised during our 13th annual event, $7,185 for the Friends of the Limberlost and $2,263 for the Creek Run Scholarship fund!

We were happy to award Creek Run scholarships of $500 each to Reilly Livingston, Hannah Newton, and Taylor Wells to aid these scholars in their continuing education at the collegiate level.  Winners of the Fish Fry 5K this year were Adam Lenz (men’s division) and Victoria Palmer (women’s division).  After many cornhole games in the double elimination tournament, Colton Palmer and Jeremy Wells came out victorious and claimed the Creek Run Cornhole Champions trophy.

 

 

 

 

The Creek Run staff worked together to make this an exciting day, but thanks to the generosity of all of the sponsors, guests, and participants who supported the event, this humble fish fry event was also a successful fundraiser.  We are grateful to be able to have a day each year to bring our community together, build relationships, and have some fun in the process. Thanks for another great year… We hope to see you in 2020!