By Matt Youngfrau
BETHEL October 11, 2002 The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program has been a very important part of the Sullivan County Family Court.
CASA takes care of the children of the Family Court. These children are the victims of crime or caught in the middle of cases involving their families.
The Sullivan County CASA Sixth Annual 5K Fun Run/Fun Walk took place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Lake Superior Park in Bethel. There was also a onemile childrens run.
Allinall, there were approximately 30 walkers and runners and nearly 20 children participating in the event.
This is a fun thing for a family to do together, commented CASA Director Pat Vasquez. Families like to come to this.
This has been an absolutely beautiful day, Sullivan County Family Court Judge Mark Meddaugh remarked. We had a good turnout. Everybody is a winner today and everybody goes away with a prize.
Overall, the 5K run winners were Curtis Browne from White Lake and Keirane Barnicle of Monticello. In fact, they finished within seconds of each other. Browne finished at a time of 22:31 and Barnicle came in at 23:05.
I liked the scenery and the sense of the leaves, Browne said after the race. I enjoyed the race. I liked the crowd, there were a lot of good people here.
Barnicle concurred with Browne.
It was a peaceful October afternoon and winning was only half the enjoyment, she stated. It was a good course with beautiful scenery.
Afterwards, all of the participants received medals. The group then enjoyed pizza, cupcakes, and each others company. It was a good way to cap off a good day.
Childrens Race: Best Overall Emma Cohen.
Ages 23: 1st place Jared Zaccari; 2nd place Wyatt Fulton.
Age 5: 1st place Damon Ferrara; 2nd place Mira Schildkraut
Age 6: 1st place Jennifer Brown; 2nd place Eli Schildkraut; 3rd place Nicholas Ferrara.
Ages 78: 1st place Kiera Brown.
Ages 911: 1st place Emma Cohen; 2nd place Robert Feeney; 3rd place (tie) Justin Zaccari, Allison Browne.
Age 11 Boys: 1st place Brett Grossfield; 2nd place Ryan Greffrath, 3rd place Zachary Smith.
Age 1213: 1st place Heather Bellock.
Runners: 1. Curtis Browne, White Lake, 22:31; 2. Keiranne Barnicle, Monticello, 23:05; 3. Jim Barnicle, Monticello, 27:11; 4. Gary Cochrane, Cochecton, 28:53; 5. Donna DeloshFeeney, Youngsville, 29:21; 6. Ron Hiatt, Monticello, 32:03; 7. Nick Roes, Monticello, 33:04; 8. Amy Vasquez, Burlington, 33:48; 9. Hunter Browne, Walton, 35:29; 10. Lillian Browne, Walton, 35:46; 11. Victoria Greffrath, Damascus, Pa., 37:30; 12. Linnea OMara, Callicoon, 38:03; 13. Mark Meddaugh, Rock Hill, 38:16; 14. Anthony Kane, Forestburgh, 38:58; 15. Kathy OMara, Callicoon, 48:55; 16. Don Vasquez, 49:19.
Walkers: 1. Lori Falk, Narrowsburg, 48:53; 2. Judy Kelly, Beach Lake, Pa., 47:49; 3. Ann Buddenhagen, Narrowsburg, 47:51; 4. Donna Mulvey, Monticello, 47:52; 5. Mary Bellock, Cochecton, 47:53; 6. Denise Fulton, Livingston Manor, 47:54; 7. Eileen Falk, Narrowsburg, 49:54; 8. Susan Smith, Ferndale, 50:38; 9. Jackie Decker, 1:08:42; 10. Marcia Heller, 1:08:42.