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United Way’s Elizabeth Webster reflects on “607 Day” (audio)

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United Way for Cortland County campaign associate Elizabeth Webster called in to discuss last Sunday’s inaugural “607 Day,” during which the community participated in a variety of events and activities.


The Virtual 5K Run or Walk was by far the most popular event. Residents were encouraged to get outside and complete the distance however and wherever they wanted; running, walking, hiking and biking all over the county.

“We had hikers who brought their dogs, we had bikers who did a 5K and one couple who did a 10K, and we had
people run locally and even in Rochester and Albany,” Webster said.

A Socially Distant “Not-a-golf-tournament” outing saw teams from high school aged to married couples to foursomes in my age group – and at four different area courses.

The 0.5K, according to Webster, was great fun and a preview to next year, when they hope to ramp it up even more.

As for the “Chalk it Up” chalk art contest, four well-deserving winners were named:

o Annalise Coffelt- Age 10 – Most Inspirational
o Madeline, Piper & Luke Henry  – Drawing for Dairy Award
o Andrew Pierce & Scotty – Best Grandpa – Grandson Combo
o Sonya Helms, Dairy Princess – Best Bovine Artistry

(more at bottom of page, including photos)

Because the Dairy events were canceled this year, Webster said reps from the committee thought 607Day would be the perfect time to recognize Meghan Henry with the Warm Hands Award.

“Meghan has worked tirelessly this spring on the dairy distribution,” said Webster.

Another pop-up event saw Officer Jessie Abbott and United Way director Christella Yonta handing out soup in lieu of this year’s cancellation of the community Stone Soup event.


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