Monday, November 9, 2015

SUNshine 5K Thanks Supporters

The SUNshine 5K, hosted by the Darke County Foundation, raised $12,000 for local non-profit organizations. From left: Caroline Schmidt, Darke County Foundation trustee; Susan Laux, DCF trustee, Diane Ewing, Director of Marketing at Premier Health; Susan Barker, DCF trustee; Christy Prakel, DCF executive director.

The Darke County Foundation raised over $12,000 for local non-profit organizations through its annual SUNshine 5K on Sept. 19 in Greenville City Park. This year’s beneficiaries included Bunco for Breast Cancer, Darke County Special Olympics, DeColores Montessori School, Mandy Green Fund, Greenville H.S. Vocal Music Boosters, Next Step Ministries and St. Mary’s School.

The foundation would like to thank everyone who made the event a success, including 422 registered participants and many sponsors. Lead sponsors were Reid Health, Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio, Premier Health, Wayne HealthCare and Ray and Bettye Laughlin. Other sponsors were American Legion Post #140, The Andersons, Brian Beam, Dr. Dan and Jeni Berger, Randall Breaden Law Office, Brethren Retirement Community, Steve and Kim Burns, Classic Carriers, Darke County Land Title, Diane Evans Insurance, Edwin F. Nickol Inc., Eikenberry's IGA/Reiter Dairy, Family Health, Farmers State Bank, Fliehman Law Office, Gary Flinn Co., Fry & Co. CPAs, Garbig and Schmidt Law Office, Goubeaux and Brand Law Office, Mike and Diane Gray, Greenville Federal, Greenville Kiwanis, Greenville National Bank, Hanes Law Group, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Jon and Rose Hein, Kent and Lynn James, Steve and Eileen Litchfield, Don Lockhart, Lopez, Severt & Pratt, Marchal & Marchal, May Financial Group, Mercer Savings Bank, MJS Plastics, Mote & Associates, Rodney Oda, Carolyn Phelan, Rebsco, Dan and Marty Schipfer, Scott Family McDonald's, Second National Bank, Spirit Transport, Stephen Stentzel DDS, U.S. Bank, Versailles Modern Mothers, RJ Warner Insurance Agencies, Whirlpool Corporation, Williamson Insurance and Zechar Bailey Funeral Home.

Door prize donors included Can't Stop Running, Commercial Printing, Family Health, Jon & Rose Hein, Garbig & Schmidt, Garst Museum, Greenville Federal, Kitchenaid Experience, Kroger Co., Massage on Main, Montage, Pohl Transportation, A.L. Smith Trucking, Super Wash, Turtle Creek Golf Course, Up and Running, Dan and Jackie Watren, and Whirlpool Corp.

Next year’s SUNshine 5K will be Sept. 17, 2016. For information about the Darke County Foundation, call 548-4673 or visit

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