Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
Benton Class Reunion Held in Memory of Former Classmates
INA -- There was a special gathering at Rend Lake College Saturday. Dozens of runners gathered to celebrate a class reunion.
Benton High School Class of 1993 celebrated their 20-year reunion in a unique way, by having a 5-K Fun Run. It's in honor of three classmates who have passed away: Josh Odom, Ann Parker and Tammy Shockley.
The event teamed up with the Rend Lake College Foundation. Proceeds will go toward scholarships in their names for Benton students attending Rend Lake College.
Josh Odom was a cross-country runner and family members say this is the best way to honor his memory.
"It's awesome to see his classmates together and to see the community pull together for this," says Odom's sister Emily Munoz.
"In training for this event, as far as the organization and the physical training, it's been nice to know that you're not alone. Knowing that those folks are with us and a part of us," says event organizer Cindy Ward.
The goal was to raise $1,500. Organizers were able to topple that goal with $3,200.
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