August 24, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The sixth annual West Bend Community & Alumni Scholarship Foundation (WB COLUMNS) 5K Run/Walk: “Not Just a Walk in the Park,” held on Thursday, August 2, was a huge success! We saw 242 participants register to run or walk the 5K course in Riverside Park.
We are happy to report that, with our community’s help, West Bend Columns raised over $38,000. Of this, $36,000 will be donated to help give local high school graduates scholarships for their education.
We would like to thank the many volunteers who worked hard to insure the run/walk’s success, as well as the following donors for their generous support: West Bend Mutual Insurance Company’s Charitable Fund, Pick Heaters, Murphy & Prachtauser SC, Horicon Bank, National Exchange Bank and Trust Foundation, First Weber Group Foundation, Tom and Linda Juech, CNR Group-Bob and Cheri Albrecht, Bartlein Barrels, Carl and Marlene Wegner, Westbury Bank Charitable Foundation, Chuck and Karen O’Meara, Schensema CPA, Joel and Laurie Kirsch, Robert W. Baird West Bend Office, Johnson Family Foundation, the Engelbrecht Family, West Bend Transit and Service Co., Allen and Ann Pauli, Ken and Sue Meuler, Kieckhafer, Dietzler, Hauser, Hanson LLC, Extra Mile Snow Plowing, Mayfield Nursery, Todd and Darlene Hammer, John and Lynn Duwell, Key Technical Solutions, John and Lynn Punzenberger, West Bend American Construction and John and Anne Marie Craig.
We would also like give a special thanks to the City of West Bend, the West Bend Police Department, the West Bend Police Auxiliary, the West Bend Park, Recreation, and Forestry Department, the West Bend School District – Athletic Department, Jeff’s Spirits on Main, Leah Duckert and the WBHS Drumline, Amanda Moder and the West Bend West Dance Team, Amy Schmoldt, Geralyn Breunig, Bob Bonenfant, Tracy Mueller, John Duwell, Brian Heimark, Culvers, Kwik Trip, WashingtonCountyInsider.com and Washington County Daily News for their help and support.
The COLUMNS 5K Run/Walk Committee