Over 350 participate in Mount Pulaski 5K Annabelle Phillips Run on the Hill

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[March 11, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- During the run Saturday morning, it was announced that the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation would contribute a dollar for each signee up to $150 to the cause. The overwhelming turnout for the courthouse resulted in a $175 check being presented by Wally Kautz, site director and Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation member, to Mrs. Amy Phillips, the mother of Annabelle, who recently died shortly after her birth from a very unusual cancerous tumor that had wrapped itself around her brain stem.

Renee Martin was on hand providing disc jockey work and announcements throughout the day.

The courthouse register list of locales is interesting: Mount Pulaski, Lincoln, Chestnut, Elkhart, Latham, Warrensburg, Lake Fork, Cornland, Springfield, Bloomington, Normal, Bradley, Taylorville, Sherman, Chatham, Illiopolis, Decatur, Forsythe, Jacksonville, Athens, Ottawa, Hanover, Pawnee, Kincaid, Glen Ellyn, Lebanon, Oakley, Concord, Wauconda, Colfax, Hayward, Frankfort, Nokomis, McLean, Assumption, Bourbonnais, Chicago and Louisville, Ky.

Text and pictures by Phil Bertoni

Runners, family and friends relax in the aftermath of the 5K race and savor some refreshments.

The finish line was in front of the Mount Pulaski Courthouse.


Visitors sign in at the courthouse for Annabelle.

A participant receives her bottle of water.

 A look down the finish-line stretch extends from the Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447 Hall up to the courthouse.





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