Southwestnern School Foundation

For Educational Excellence




Annual 5K "Run for Funds"




          On Saturday, September 26, the Medora Fire House was buzzing with volunteers, runners, walkers and supporters to help kick off the Southwestern Foundation's "Run for Funds" 5K run and one-mile walk through Medora.


          Kaeden Kessinger kicked off the event shortly aft 8:00am playing the National Anthem.  Madalyn Davis, Little Miss Jersey County presented medals to the overall male and female winners as well as the winners of each age group(male and female).  The event raised $3,836.92.  Proceeds from the event will help to provide scholarships for Southwestern High School seniors.


          The overall winners of the 5K were Colby Dankenbring  and Teresa Dankenbring.  Both received a $50.00 gift certificate to First to the Finish located in Carlinville. 


The Winners are as follows:


Overall Male Winner - Colby Dankenbring                 

Overall Female Winner - Teresa Dankenbring

12 & Under - Blaine Baker             

13 - 18 - Colby Dankenbring

19-29 - Samantha Chism

30-39 - Chris Stahlschmidt & Cindy Granda

40-49 - Derek Bates & Teresa Dankenbring

50-59 - Brian Bennett & Ang Gisy


          The event could not be successful without donations from the residents and businesses of the community!  The Foundation is grateful for the financial support from First to the Finish, Lewis & Clark Insurance Agency, Inc; Brighton Auto Service, Inc; Brighton Pharmacy; Brighton Shell; CNB; Country Financial - Dan Metz; Cracked Egg Diner& Ice Cream; Den-Son Heating and Cooling Inc.; First Bank of Brighton; Leanne's Pretty Petals; Little Italy's Pizza; Mindra Lynn's Design; Midwest Basement Tech; Oertel Farms; Reeta Marie's Country Store; St. Louis Bread Company; Southwestern Eye Care; Step-By-Step Early Care and Education Inc.; Subway; Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Homes, Inc; GW Car Wash, Inc.; Bucks Crossing; Darr's Pit Stop; Farmers State Bank of Medora; Milner's Grocery Store; Gable-Moore Insurance; Don Stuckey; Robert Watson, Attorney at Law; Prairie Farms; Wilson Grain & Fertilizer, Inc; B & B Floral and Gifts; Bagley Risk Management; Forklifts-N-More; Soil-Right Consulting Services, Inc.; Southwestern Archery, Inc.; Royal Neighbors; Bemis & Wilderman Chiropractic; Loy, Miller, Talley, PC; MTS; Hartman Walsh Industrial Services; Kohl's.


          The Southwestern Foundation would like to thank the Medora Community for hosting such a successful event - more than 90 runners and walkers participated in Saturday's event.