Renewal House 5k run raises $6,708 for victims of domestic violence
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:51 am

CANTON -- The Renewal House annual Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run and Walk was held at the Remington Recreation Trail at Partridge Run Golf Course May 7 with 51 registered participants and 30 sponsors who helped raise $6,708.

All money received supports services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County.

The grand prize – a Kenmore gas grill donated by Sears in Potsdam, was given to the people who raised the most money, the Merz family of Ogdensburg.

A medal was also awarded to the first man, woman, boy and girl to cross the finish line. The winners were: Ted Dominy, Parishville 21:01, Nadia Marano, Canton 25:34, Noah Longshore, Dekalb Junction 35:15 and Savannah Carter, Ogdensburg 52:55.

Renewal House would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: SEARS – Potsdam, IGA Potsdam, Community Bank NA – Canton, David Carver-State Farm Insurance, Dr. Carl Scruggs, Dr. Sebastian Mazzotta, Dunkin Donuts, Gouverneur Savings & Loan, Hair Designs, Harrison A. Rogers Insurance, Healey Medical Practice, Jenne & Carr Insurance Agency, Johnston’s H2O Zone, Josie’s Little Pizzeria-Canton, Key Bank-Canton, Kuenzler Dairy Equipment, Lekki Hill Duprey & Bhatt, P.C., LP Thompson Insurance, MacFadden Dier Agency, MX Fuels, North Country Savings Bank-Canton, Parker Line Striping, Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, Inc., Pinto Mucenski Hooper VanHouse & Co., St. Lawrence County District Attorney, St. Lawrence Business Services, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Sullivan’s Office Supply, White’s Flowers, Witherheads Professional Services, 96.7 YES FM and Q-Country 102.9 for broadcasting live, and the Village of Canton for the use of the Remington Recreation Trail.

A special thanks to Preston Carlisle for his generous unanticipated donation. “As Mr. Carlisle was driving to the Partridge Run Golf Course, he stopped to ask about our event,” said Renewal House Executive Director Ilene J Burke. “Just as I was about to announce the winners and the grand total, Mr. Carlisle stopped again and asked a few more questions about Renewal House and how successful our event was. I told him that the number of participants and the total amount raised was slightly down from last year. He replied that he would like to donate $1,000!”

“We would like to thank the sponsors, participants and especially the community for their contributions,” said Renewal House Executive Director Ilene J Burke. “Through your support, we are able to give adults and children the opportunity to live their lives free from violence.”

For more information about Renewal House or to make a donation, visit their website at