HES receives $1,000 contribution from Mark Forester Foundation

From left, Ray Forester, father of fallen Airman Mark Forester, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan, presents the $1,000 check to Elementary Principal Christy Bice. At far right is Forester’s daughter Terri Cox, also of the Mark Forester Foundation.

HALEYVILLE  - The Mark Forester Foundation presented $1,000 to Haleyville Elementary School, for having the most participants in  9th annual  Mark Forester Race, which was held in May on the campus of Haleyville City Schools.

Not only did staff from the elementary school participate in the race but they also manned a cooling station across from Barry’s Carpet, where they gave out water, Gatorade and snacks to race participants.

The Mark Forester Race is held each year in honor and tribute of fallen Airman Mark Forester of Haleyville, who died while defending his country in Afghanistan in 2010.

Two elementary teachers were recognized as winners of door prizes during the race activities.

Shanda Barnett received a $100 gift card, with Jamie Wakefield receiving a dozen chocolate covered strawberries.


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