Hobble Gobble event in Potsdam raises more than $9,500
The 25th Annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Walk/Run raised over $9,500 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund and other local charities. About 200 participants braved the cold weather Nov. 19, held at The Stables at Windy Point this year. Among the runners were Al Hughes, Allen Kelly, John Beaudette, Pam Beaudette, Jacki Kelly, Mary Kelly, Sue Hughes and Joe Dupre. Photo submitted by Mary Kelly.
POTSDAM – Over $9,500 was raised for the Potsdam Holiday Fund and other local charities at the 25th Annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Walk/Run held Nov. 19.Despite the cold weather, about 200 participants out of 250 registrants still showed up fort the race held this year at The Stables at Windy Point.
“We had people make it from Watertown, Gouverneur and Harrisville, which I’m sure was no small feat. Race conditions were cold and windy, but the sun was shining and the roads were bare by start-time,” said Director Jacqueline Bill.
Prizes were awarded for the closest prediction time on the approximate 8-mile long course and 4-mile short course. The event also featured door prizes, food and live music.
The Potsdam Holiday Fund provides vouchers for gifts, warm clothing and food to area families with children and to senior citizens in need. College students with children in need of assistance are eligible as well. The program serves residents of Potsdam, Madrid, Hopkinton, Nicholville, Brasher Falls, Chase Mills, Fort Jackson, West Stockholm and Winthrop.
The application and income guidelines are available online at www.potsdamholidayfund.org as well as many local locations, including post offices, stores, schools, housing developments, and Office for the Aging. Applications to receive assistance are due Nov. 29.
Applications and donations may be mailed to the Potsdam Holiday Fund, PO Box 827, Potsdam, NY 13676.