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Community Kicks Off Easter at Fun & Fit in the Park

Family Run Winners, Boys: 1st Place – Zachary Winguard; 2nd Place – Clark Gardner; 3rd Place – Paul Ruffo.

(HEATH, TX – April 4, 2018) The Heath community and guests celebrated Easter Saturday on March 31 at Fun & Fit in the Park, featuring the annual Heart of Heath 5k and One-Mile Family Run.

Family Run Winners, Girls: Girls: 1st Place – Kylie Winguard; 2nd Place – Rebecca Dyer; 3rd Place – Isabell Oliver.

Dwain McDuffie of West Monroe, LA, took 1st Place in the 5k for the second consecutive year with a 16:30 time. The 1st Place Male Master was Mason Randall of Heath with a 20.25 time; and the 1st Place Male Grand Master was John Killian of Heath with a 22.14 time.

The Overall Female 5k winner was Chandler Self of Galveston at 18:37. The 1st Place Female Master was Dondi Hampton of Heath at 23.22; and the 1st Place Female Grand Master was Carolyn Frankowski of Heath at 26.03.

The youngest winners of the day were the Top 3 Boys and Top 3 Girls in the 1-Mile Family Run. Nailing 1st Place among the girls was Kylie Winguard; 2nd Place was Rebecca Dyer; and 3rd Place was Isabell Oliver. The 1st Place boy was Zachary Winguard; 2nd Place was Clark Gardner; and 3rd Place was Paul Ruffo.

Fun & Fit in the Park activities also included complimentary refreshments, giant games like Checkers and Chess, and a Bunny Stop for face painting and crafts.

“The City of Heath appreciates the generous support of the sponsors and prize donors, and we thank the Special Events Board, volunteers and City staff for their hard work to present this signature holiday event for our community,” said Heath Mayor Brian Berry, noting that proceeds from the runs benefit Heath’s parks and trails.

The 2018 Special Events Series is generously supported by Host Sponsor Farmers Insurance of Heath.

Presenting Sponsors: American National Bank; Atmos Energy; CareNow; Dental Professionals of Rockwall; Horton & Archibald/Allegiance Title; Heath Salon & Spa; LiechtyMcGinnis Attorneys & Counselors; Play-Tri/Rockwall Cycling; and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Supporting Sponsors: ABH Roofing & Construction; First United Methodist Church of Heath; Juice It Up; Oncor; Shannon’s Farms; Smoothie King; and Karen Wydra/Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

The following businesses donated prizes: Arboledas; Buffalo Creek Golf Club; Chiloso’s; Heath Salon and Spa; Lakeside Allure; Lakeside Florist; Milano’s Pizza; Nothing Bundt Cakes; Racquet & Jog; Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club; Select Wine; Shenaniganz; and Standard Service.

Complete race results, photos and an event-day video can be viewed at www.heathtx.com and www.facebook.com/Heath.

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