NEWS RELEASE: Chittenango Lions Club CONTACT: Warren "Pat" Jerome 687-9585
DATE OF RELEASE: July 23, 2007 TOPIC: "Yellow Brick Road Run"




The Chittenango Lions Club sponsored its 4th Annual Yellow Brick Road Run in the community on June 23rd when 108 runners raced along the original 8K (about 5 miles) route within and north of the Village of Chittenango. In all 30 Lions (80%) worked on this event. But we could not have done it alone. This is another community effort and we wish to THANK the following groups, businesses, organizations, and individuals who helped out the day of the Race and days leading up to it as well as the follow-up.

1.We appreciate some 50 community workers who helped in so many ways including: registration, serving refreshments to the participants, manning the water stops, supervising roads and intersections, providing radio communications, helping at the beginning and end of the race, setting up our base of operation and cleaning up.

2.We thank the various community organizations who responded to our calls for assistance including the Village of Chittenango's Mayor's Office, Police Department and Department of Public Works; the Chittenango Fire Department, the Madison County Sheriff's office, Presbyterian Church, CNY Ham Radio Operators, Rural Metro Ambulance and Chittenango Central School.

3.We also appreciate the many businesses that supported us through financial donations and in-kind contributions. This year our 8 major sponsors have been Burger King, New York Bus Sales, Inaligh, Oneida Savings, Chittenango Medical and Wellness Center, Esco Turbine, Life Power Chiropractic and Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Other business contributors were Bear Paw Printing, Top Stitch, Queensboro Farms,

P&C Markets, Sorbello's Produce, Brown Sound, NY Pizzeria, Pizza Hut, Chittenango-Bridgeport Times, Syracuse Newspapers, Walmart, Wegmans, Seven O's, and Friends of Lions.

We are sending a note of appreciation to everyone involved. Hopefully you will receive one soon. Many thanks again.



Chittenango Lions YBRR Committee
Chairman Stephen Waite, Louise Jerome, Dick Sullivan and Greg Ellstrom.