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Building Blocks for Africa 5K

Edwina Merritt and top fundraiser Greg Marion join 205 5K runners and walkers for the Building Blocks for Africa event.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Edwina Merritt and top fundraiser Greg Marion join 205 5K runners and walkers for the Building Blocks for Africa event.

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  • DeAndra Fritz, Dalton Fritz and Carrie Stephens take a break at the Building Blocks for Africa 5K and 1 Mile Block Walk. The Oct. 16 event benefited the Alliance for Youth Achievement’s efforts to build a school in Nairobi.
  • Eli Harrison prepares to race at Alcoa Middle School on Oct. 6 where $6000 was raised to build a school in Africa.
  • Edwina Merritt and top fundraiser Greg Marion join 205 5K runners and walkers for the Building Blocks for Africa event.
  • Melissa McMinkel and Edwina Merritt participate in the event that raised $6000 for the AYA project in Nairobi.
  • McKenzie Wilburn and Edwina Merritt hold blocks representing the “Building Blocks” for Africa fundraiser. McKenzie, an 8-year-old runner from Maryville finished in first place in 21 minutes and 16 seconds.
  • Edwina Merritt and Becky Tener support the AYA fundraiser at the 5K run and 1 mile block event. Tener placed forst in her age group.
  • Taylor West and his dad Scott wait to cheer on the 5K finishers. Katie Logan, race director, said many runners exceeded their personal best time.
  • Wyatt Mistak and Larry Johnson prepare for the one-mile walk. Logan said many families came to walk in support of the fundraising efforts.
  • Runners begin the race that not only encourage fitness but also raised money for AYA.
  • Jake Ryan runs his winning race where he placed first in the overall male category. The Greenback native finished the 5K in 17 minutes and 46 seconds.
  • Eli Harrison, a 7-year-old from Maryville, crosses the finish line with Geoff Ham, a second grade teacher at John Sevier Elementary school.

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