4th Annual Run to Raise Scholarship Funds & Ag Awareness

03/29/2017

Hickory Grove, SC – The York County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is hosting the 4th annual Sara Ann Comer Run4Agriculture 5k on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The event will raise funds for a scholarship in memory of Sara Ann Comer.

Registration will start at 7 a.m. at 1025 Wilkerson Street, Hickory Grove, SC, and the run will begin at 8 a.m. You can register in advance online for $25 or on the day of the event for $30. The event is family friendly and the course is not difficult, so people of all ages are invited to walk or run the 5k.  

Sara Ann Comer was a young farmer from York County who tragically lost her life during her senior year in college at Clemson University. Sara Ann intended to teach agriculture and was an advocate for many agriculture organizations, such as Farm Bureau, 4-H and the National FFA Organization. The annual Run4Agriculture not only raises scholarship funds, but also provides an opportunity to honor Sara Ann by advocating for agriculture and supporting local agricultural organizations.

There will be information tables available at the race for participants to learn more about agriculture in South Carolina, Ag education, the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, York County Farm Bureau and other local agricultural organizations. The Hickory Grove Volunteer Fire Department will also be hosting their annual barbeque and hash sale on the day of the race.

York County Farm Bureau is a grassroots, non-profit organization celebrating and supporting family farmers. By connecting farmers to the larger community, Farm Bureau cultivates understanding about agriculture’s importance to South Carolina’s local economies. To learn more about the Sara Ann Comer Run4Agriculture 5k visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/HickoryGrove/SaraAnnComerRun4Agriculture.

 

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