Observerís community of readers is invited to help select the logo for the
2017 Laurel Run.
Again this year, the Laurel Run planning committee
held a contest seeking designs from area high school students. From all of
the designs that were submitted, designs from students at five schools
(Forestville, Fredonia, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southwestern) were chosen
as finalists. Those eight designs are now posted on the Observerís web
site, and people are encouraged to go online and vote for their favorite
logo. The online voting results will be combined with the results of
internal voting at The Resource Center to select this yearís logo.
Voting will last until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8th. The winning design
will appear on this yearís Laurel Run T-shirts and other promotional
materials. The winning artist will receive a $100 gift card to a store of
his or her choice.
Laurel Run was started in 1997 by Wayne and
Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek. The annual event is named in honor of
their oldest daughter, Laurel, who has Down syndrome. Laurel Run seeks to
raise awareness about people with disabilities, and the Hotellings have
dedicated the event to Laurel and to all of her friends with disabilities
who attend TRCís Work Center Program in Dunkirk. Money raised through
Laurel Run goes to Filling the Gap, Inc., which works with The Resource
Center to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Western New
Laurel Run is a
two-day event. The annual Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run and the 30-mile
Laurel-thon endurance run will take place Friday, July 14. The following
morning, the action shifts to Silver Creek and features an 8-kilometer
running race, a 5k walk, a 1k fun walk, childrenís runs, ďLaurelís LapĒ
(for anyone with a disability), and a post-race party.
information about Laurel Run, visit
or phone 716-661-4735.