We had a beautiful Saturday for the 9th Annual Gloria’s Shortest Marathon! The event, organized by Gloria Carpenter raised over $11,500 for the Food Shelf. Over the past nine years, the marathon’s proceeds have totaled nearly $95,000 in donations to the Food Shelf allowing us to purchase $760,000 worth of groceries for our neighbors.
Thank you to everyone who participated and much appreciation goes out to the sponsors and in-kind contributors – Abbott Paint and Carpet, Donatelli’s, Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn, Rudy’s Redeye Grill – White Bear Lake, MN, White Bear Lake VFW Post 1782, IC System, Mueller Memorial – White Bear Lake, East Central Screen Printing, LLC, LaBelle Real Estate Group, Caribou Coffee and Grandma’s Bakery. A special thank you and our gratitude also goes out to Gloria Carpenter (pictured center below) and volunteers for all of their hard work on the event and dedication to the Food Shelf!