The Fourth Annual Cookie Daze 5k benefitting the Harvey County Domestic Violence Safe House and Caring Hands Humane Society, held on June 21st was, once again, a huge success. We can’t begin to thank the community enough for all of the support. The Race Committee would first like to thank all of the runners and walkers that participated in the race, along with all the fantastic volunteers we had to help us keep the race safe and organized. We had great community response this year with a record number of sponsors. We would like to start with a huge thank you to our Corporate Sponsors Krueger Insurance Management, Donahue Hayhook Ranch East, and Blue Skies Pet Care not just for their monetary donations but for the race bag goodies, and all the time and support helping to organize a great race. In addition to our Corporate Sponsors we need to thank all of the other supporters of the race. Our Gold Sponsors this year were Elite Fitness & Training, Hesston Vet Clinic, Papa Murphy’s, Regier Construction, Cottonwood Pediatrics, Wayne’s Barber Shop, Lion’s Club, First Bank of Newton, Fair Chiropractic, Hendrickson Chiropractic, Mid America Auto Exchange II, Sonic of Newton, & Khaos Apparel. Our Bronze Sponsors were Heinze Insurance, Conrade Insurance Group, Miller Insurance Agency, Shear Elegence Salon, Central National Bank, Casey’s General Store, Drs. Grant, McKinney & Simmonds, Citizens State Bank, CVI Funeral Supply, Holistic Nursing Consulting, Juanita’s Mexican Food, Talknotch, Aaron’s Rent to Own & Columbian Title. Other sponsors include Midland National Bank, Sears of Newton, Newton Medical Center, Silhouette Hair Fashions, Hosford Agency, Dr. Pamela McCullough, & Community National Bank. Finally, a thank you goes to Jan Zellner & The Breadbasket for making all the cookies for the race (they were delicious!), Druber’s Donuts for the post-race food and to The Gabriel Project for providing the fantastic music and entertainment. This race would not be possible without the tremendous support we have received so please know each and every person is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, The Cookie Daze 5k Race Committee — Jackie Anderson, Casie Powell, Cristy Willingham, Lisa Donahue, DeAnna Mowery, Ashley Klein and Will Tate