Coach Gary Grogg
To the Editor:
On Saturday, June 16 the Lakeland Cross Country teams had our annual road race, “The Courthouse Classic.” It was a great success, with 292 finishers in the 5K and 67 finishers in the fun run. There are so many people that help to make this event happen, and we are very grateful.
First we must thank Garry Miller and the race committee of Connie Richards, Dan Lovell, and Mike Doust for their support. All of them are from Miller’s Super Valu and this race could not be held without them! We also want to thank the parents of the cross country team, also Jim and Mack Grobis, Mark Whited, Ken and Marta Schelmmer, Randy and Mellisa Troyer, Rose Johnson, Stephanie Vanover, Brighton Chapel, Ray Hedstrom, Josh Brown, The Town of LaGrange the LaGrange Fire Department, and the Town of LaGrange Police Department as well as the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, LaGrange Publishing Company, and Focus LaGrange.
We also want to thank all of our major sponsors and door prize sponsors. They are: Miller’s Super Valu, Parkview Physicians Group-Cardiology, Huron Web, Super Valu Foods, Parkview LaGrange Hospital, Prairie Farms, Lewis Bakeries, Miller Poultry, Land O’ Frost, Bareman’s Dairy, Joshen Paper, Miller Sign Company, LaGrange County REMC, Hostetler Insurance, Campion Homes, Paintball Plex, Scotty’s Sanitation Service LLC, Subway, Red Gold, Cintas, Pillsbury, Dei Fratelli Tomatoes, The H T Hackney Co., W. Newell and Co., Sargentos, Truvia Sweetner, Almond Accents, Pepsi, Cousin Willies, Coca Cola, Heron Creek Golf Course, Lucy’s Vedi Twist, LaGrange Pizza Hut, Hometown Restaurant, LaGrange Car Quest, Plyley’s Candy, Foltz’s Bakery, Grossman’s, Road ID, Farmers State Bank, and Schlemmer Hardware.
A special thank you to Miller Poultry for supplying their chicken sausages – they were a big hit again this year!
Finally, we want to thank all who participated in the Courthouse Classic and the community of LaGrange. We hope to see you next year!