The 18th Annual Flapjack Run was held on Saturday, June 25 in downtown Jasper. At the starting line on North Main Street, over 100 runners took off down S. Main Street to Little Avenue and back again with the finish line behind the Jasper Methodist Church. Although it was hot, the runners made great time, drank lots of water and enjoyed the overall experience. Following the race, the runners and families returned to Main Street where a delicious flapjack breakfast was provided by 61 Main Restaurant.
Once the results were tabulated, Parish Lowrie, Optimist Club Flapjack Race Chair, announced the overall winners and winners by age category. Top winners received
skillets while age category winners received a spatula. A special thanks to all our sponsors including Royston LLC (Gold level), Day's Chevrolet, Parish Lowrie State Farm and Community Bank of Pickens County (Silver Level) and Bronze level sponsors: Appleton Family, Bill and Susan Gibson, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, R & R Body Shop, The Last Catch Seafood Restaurant, Party Time Sales & Rentals, Trinity Custom Homes and Jasper Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram. Great tee shirts were designed and provided by Sharp Mountain Graphics.
"We had another great turnout for this year's Optimist Club of Jasper Flapjack 5K. The club would like to thank all those who participated as well as our sponsors, without whom this race would not be possible. All proceeds from the race go to benefit organizations that
support youth in Pickens County." stated by Parish Lowrie.
The 18thAnnual Optimist Flapjack Run will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 in downtown Jasper. Registration will be near the 4-way stop on South Main Street next to 61 Main Restaurant. The race will be run down and back along beautiful South Main Street. Registration will start at 8:00 AM with the race at 9:00 AM. Once again Jenna Schreiber of 61 Main will prepare a delicious pancake breakfast for the runners and those that hold a breakfast ticket (tickets are $7.00 each).
Registration can be done on-line at www.flapjack.racewire.com. Early registration by June 10th is $30.00 and guarantees a great tee shirt and flapjack breakfast. Day of race registration will be $35.00 which includes the flapjack breakfast and tee shirts while they last. Trophies will be given in all age categories as well as the Jerry W. Appleton Team Trophy, Master Male and Female and Overall Male and Female and more.
All money made from this event goes to help youth oriented organizations in Pickens County which helps the club meet the mission of the Optimists: “bringing out the best in kids!”
Go to www.flapjack.racewire.com to register on-line or go to our club website where forms can be downloaded at www.jasperoptimist.blogspot.com Mail completed forms with check to Optimist Club of Jasper, PO Box 22, Jasper, GA 30143 Attn: Race
Our annual Scholarship funding (STAR student) golf tournament is a wrap and was a great succes thanks to the support of: 1. YOU, 2. The volunteer army it takes to coordinate and pull off the event. And, 3. YOU, coming back next year with your team and company signs! Trust me, these 'kids' are worth it.
All of the participants are winners, the top performances of the day were reported as follows: First Flight Low Net: Biddle Express First Flight Low Gross: Renasant Bank Second Flight Low Net: Onyx Investments Second Flight Low Gross: Dalton Wholesale Carpets Enjoy a few of the photos from the event, jump over to our Facebook feed (top left) for even more!