April 26, 2017

PHOTOS: Jiggety Jog brings out many joggers; few jigs

May 15th, 2014

Runners and walkers in the Vermont Respite House 5k Fun Run and Jiggety Jog, held May 10, raised $60,000 for Vermont’s only hospice home. Support came from individual fundraising, team fundraising, and sponsor contributions.
Despite a gloomy, stormy forecast and early morning rain, the sun was shining brightly by 9 a.m. when 251 runners, walkers, bikers, hula hoopers and dog walkers took off from Allen Brook School in Williston and headed down the bike path.
Paul Kartschoke of Williston finished first overall with a time of 20:05. Liz Hollenbach of Jericho was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 22:17. Camille Bolduc, 10, of South Burlington was the first youth across the line at 23:11.
People are still encouraged to donate until the end of June by visiting www.vnacares.org. Every dollar raised at the Fun Run and Jiggety Jog will allow Vermont Respite House to continue to care for residents who receive hospice care at the House, but are unable to pay full fee for room and board.


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Observer photos by Al Frey

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  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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