130 take part in Run for Opera House

Photo by Mitch Radella Medalists with the top overall times in the 1891 Run include (left to right) Sarah Marchitelli, Judy Porpiglia, Anthony Oag-Miller, Benjamin Renckens and Adam Rowe. Missing from the photo is Jessica O’Grady.

More than 130 runners and walkers participated in the seventh annual 1891 Run for the Fredonia Opera House on April 28.

Medals were awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall and to the top three male and female finishers in various age brackets. Those earning medals for first second and third place overall, and their times are:

Overall Medalists included: Anthony Oag-Miller (age 26, Brocton), First Overall Male, 19:39; Benjamin Renckens (age 27, Fredonia), Second Overall Male, 20:02; Adam Rowe (age 43, Ripley), Third Overall Male, 20:10; Sarah Marchitelli (age 37, Fredonia), First Overall Female, with a time of 22:02; Judy Porpiglia (age 54, Sinclairville), Second Overall Female, 23:38; Jessica O’Grady (age 39, Niagara Falls), Third Overall Female, 23:40

Funds raised from the event help support programming and general operations for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center, something Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis calls “especially valued because programming is directly tied to fulfilling our mission. So, we are very grateful to all of the sponsors, runners/walkers and volunteers who helped make this event a success!”

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region … providing access to artistic diversity … and high-quality programming at an affordable price.” It is located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.


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