Community pulls together to help school
DIXON – The third annual Bison Stampede rumbled through town on Saturday to raise money for a re-surfaced basketball court.
Colin Elverud, 13, was the first runner to cross the finish line during the morning race with a time of 44:13. He ran the 10K. He also got first place in last year’s race.
“It was a good course,” he said. “There were some hills, but it was mostly flat. I saw some cattle, horses.”
Colin is on the Dixon track team. Fifteen members of the school’s track team ran the race in support of the new court.
“We are doing this to help the school,” Colin said.
Kristy Porter, 11, ran the 5K.
“A lot of people here play basketball, but our court is all broken up. It has holes and cracks in it. We want to get it fixed,” she said.
Charlotte Morigeau was in the school’s cafeteria waiting for participants to line up for the pancake breakfast. She figured they would want to eat after the race.
“We’ve had amazing support for this from the school, the community, and the kids,” she said.
Several local businesses and community members have donated money to help fix the basketball court.
“With continued efforts, we will raise enough money to fix it,” she said.