AOPA’s Monster Mash Dash has successful showing
Published 1:30 pm Friday, October 29, 2021
This year’s Monster Mash Dash event sponsored by the Andalusia Office Professionals Association was a big hit and raised almost $5,000 with 120 registered participants and 105 competitors.
Several families and community members showed their support on the day of the event.
“Many of our participants dressed up in their Halloween best and showed off their costumes. We were able to go out to the roadside and enjoy the Witches Ride sponsored by the Junior Service League of Andalusia prior to our start time. Andalusia High School FCCLA members volunteered and were the biggest hit. They cheered our runners on throughout the course and at the finish line. They cheered and sang songs as the runners crossed the finish line,” Coordinator Camaro King said. “The event was a huge success!”
King thanked sponsors for their contributions to the event. “Sanders Sound provided us with DJ services and kept the entertainment going with Halloween-themed songs throughout the night. Smash Mouth Foods was on site and served up delicious food. We also had corn hole on the City Hall lawn,” she said.
Colby Tew finished with a time of 20 minutes and 42 seconds and was named the top male runner. Amy Bryan was the top female winner with a time of 23 minutes and 9 seconds. Thomas Devin earned a time of 39 minutes and 5 seconds and was the top male walker. Jennifer Correro finished as the top female walker with a time of exactly 40 minutes.
Winners were recognized in the costume contest as well as second and third place finishers in two divisions: kids and adults.
In the kids’ division, Reese Vinson “Tornado” was first. Taylor Pesamoska “Red Witch” came in second followed by Wynnie Feild “Minnie Mouse” in third.
In the adults’ division, Liz Lyrick “Mad Hatter” and her mother Cindy Bayrer “Queen of Hearts” earned first place. Den and Lori Couturie “Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf” were second. Julie Henly and Michelle Mock “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb” took third. “It was the most fun I’ve ever had doing a 5K run,” Lyrick said.
For more information e-mail Camaro King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 334-488-3785. Next year’s Monster Mash Dash event is already in the works with a tentative date set for Oct. 22, 2022.
“We would like to thank all our participants and sponsors for contributing to the success of our event. 100 percent of our profits from the Monster Mash Dash will go back into our benevolence fund, which allows us to help families and different organizations throughout Covington County,” King said.