MONTROSE, Pa. — It was back to the races with Dairy in Susquehanna County! Dairy Ambassadors Morgan Tweed, Charlotte Quick, Ava Hughes, and Dairy Maid Emory Coy, helped runners and volunteers “Refuel with Chocolate Milk” at the Superhero 5K Run/Walk recently held at the Bridgewater Church in Montrose, Pa.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Superhero 5k Run/Walk, it is an annual race in memory of Matthew Stahl, who was killed on October 29th, 2012. Matthew loved super heros, and this is a way to gather all of his friends, family, and supporters together, and at the same time support a local non-profit organization.
Last year the annual Super Hero 5K had to be “run” virtually like many other races during the covid season, but this year runners were back to the pavement in memory of Matthew! The Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Team handed out cold chocolate milk and selected the winners of the dress-up contest. For lunch, Matthew’s parents, John & Rachel Stahl, ordered pizza and subs to feed the hungry runners. Rachel Stahl’s nursing friends came out to support the event, and even won the group dress up-contest. Gift baskets donated from local businesses were raffled off, with all proceeds from this year’s race being donated to the Montrose Mobile Food Pantry.
The Superhero 5K Run/Walk is hosted by the MWS Race Team Association, which is a non-profit organization who encourages their members to find ways to be heroes in their communities by volunteering and by supporting local charities. Susquehanna County Dairy Promotion Team considers it an honor to participate and promote dairy at this local community’s fundraiser each year.
–Charlotte Quick, Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador