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Hunger Run: Riders raise more than $7,000

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, October 27, 2012

ROLL ON – A rider braves the weather for the first-ever Justin Hunger Run. Messenger photo by Mary Wendell

While the weather may have been a deterrent for some riders, the Justin Civic Foundation was still able to raise more than $7,000 with its first-ever Justin Hunger Run Oct. 13.

The multi-town motorcycle poker run came through Wise County, while Justin also staged a 5K race and hosted music and vendors to raise money for a senior center they plan to build.

“I don’t know how the food bank did, but they had a lot,” said Charlotte Moore, treasurer for the Civic Foundation. “We gave food to the food bank and the fresh foods, like bread, to the nursing home.”

The Wise County portion of the motorcycle route went through New Fairview, Decatur and Slidell and included a stop on the Square in Decatur. The weather was overcast most of the day with winds whipping paperwork over the lumber yard in Justin, where the Hunger Run started.

“We had 44 entries but we were looking for 250 plus,” Moore said. “We think there were other factors like the weather.”

The group plans to make this an annual event to raise money for the food bank and to build a senior center.

Anyone still interested in donating to the senior center can contact Charlotte Moore at charlottemoore@justincivicfoundation.org.

RIDING FOR A CAUSE – Entrants line up for the Justin Hunger Run Oct. 13. The event was put on by the Justin Civic Foundation to raise money for a senior center. Messenger photo by Mary Wendell

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