ECCC SGI Sizzler a huge success

The ECCC SGI Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Run Run was a great success.  It was a sizzling hot evening and over 50 volunteers aided in making the race a safe event for all.  Volunteers came from all over the county and Elder Care Community Council is very grateful for each and everyone that was there.  James Donald assisted in traffic control and Mary Anne McGuire organized the volunteers including the Forgotten Coast Parrot Heads.  Bonnie Kellogg started the race along side the race director, Mary Stutzman.  Mason Bean brought chairs, tents and tables for the event and the Beach Pit BBQ was served by ECCC volunteers Barbara McInturff, Meline Meyer and Natlie DeWeaver.  We look forward to August 6, 2022 for the 25th year of the island tradition of the Sizzler on SGI.  Richard Barnett & Trina Grimes came all the way from Wichita Kansas with a goal to run a race in every state in the nation. Bill DeGruimmond, 87 years young, a member of the Gulf Winds Track Club, finished in at 55:51 and was the oldest runner.  Stephen Sroka came in first place overall with a time of 18.08.
ECCC is a 501(c)(3) community organization with a mission to bridge the gaps pin services to those over age 55 living in Franklin County.  All the funds raised from this event and our very generous sponsors will allow ECCC to continue it’s work of assuring that no one is forgotten that is in need and that everyone has access to food. ECCC prepared food our of the Holy Family Senior Center Monday through Friday for pick up.  Please call 850-370-0116 if you or someone you know is in need or if you would like to volunteer to lend a hand.  Like us on Face Book:  ECCC E Triple C.  Photos by ECCC