Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot raises $17,000 for Pathfinder Kids Kampus

Local business representatives present a check for $17,000 to Pathfinder Kids Kampus, in Huntington, on Friday, Dec. 14, for proceeds raised during the child care center’s eighth annual Turkey Trot fund-raiser on Nov. 22.
Local business representatives present a check for $17,000 to Pathfinder Kids Kampus, in Huntington, on Friday, Dec. 14, for proceeds raised during the child care center’s eighth annual Turkey Trot fund-raiser on Nov. 22. Photo by Steve Clark.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, in Huntington, received a check from local business representatives on Friday, Dec. 14, for $17,000 for proceeds raised at the child care center's Turkey Trot fund-raiser held on Nov. 22.

On hand to present the check were Sonya Foraker, of Parkview Huntington Hospital; Britt Sather, Jessica Blumenfeld and Angie Dailey, all of the Huntington McDonald's restaurant; Bill Miller, of David Culp & Company LLP; Michael Zahn, of First Federal Bank; and Tom Mettler, of Mettler Agency Inc.

Unable to attend the presentation was Lee Pasko, of iAB financial bank and Joe Santa, of Trophy Center Plus.

Lisa Mettler, administrator of Pathfinder Kids Campus, along with several children from Pathfinder Kids Kampus, accepted the check on behalf of the child care center.

In its eighth year, the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day saw 723 runners and walkers participate in the 5K and 100 walkers participate in the one-mile fun walk.

The numbers represented an increase of 102 participants from the 2011 event, a new record.

McDonald's was the host sponsor of the race and donated all of the long sleeved T-shirts, cash prizes to award winners and provided breakfast and the facilities for race participants.

David Culp & Company LLP, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Marathon A&A Quick Stop, Mettler Agency Inc., First Federal Bank and iAB financial bank were all sponsors of the event and Trophy Center Plus donated the medals for all of the award recipients.

"The eighth year of our Turkey Trot was a huge success and we are looking forward to an even better 2013," said Mettler.

Complete caption:
Local business representatives present a check for $17,000 to Pathfinder Kids Kampus, in Huntington, on Friday, Dec. 14, for proceeds raised during the child care center's eighth annual Turkey Trot fund-raiser on Nov. 22. Pictured are (front row from left) Estelle Pasko, Kids Kampus; Kalynn Grodrian, Kids Kampus; Frankie Wilkens, Kids Kampus; (second row from left) Sonya Foraker, with Parkview Huntington Hospital; Lisa Mettler, Kids Kampus administrator; Jessica Blumenfeld, Huntington McDonald's; Angie Dailey, Huntington McDonald's store manager; and (back row from left) Bill Miller, with David Culp & Company LLP; Michael Zahn, First Federal Savings Bank; Tom Mettler, with Mettler Agency Inc.; and Britt Sather, Huntington McDonald's owner-operator.