THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Crivitz Legion Run for Recovery
Issue Date: June 14, 2018
Crivitz-The Second Annual PTSD Run for Recovery, sponsored by Crivitz American Legion Post 413, was held on Saturday, June 2 in the Village of Crivitz. Post Vice Commander and event coordinator, Natasha Hanson thanks the 30 businesses that donated money, food, and water in response to the request for support. She also thanks Village President, John Deschane, DPW director Glen Franzen, and Police Chief Mike Frievalt for their help.
The 5K Run/1 Mile Walk started and ended at the Shaffer Pavilion in the Village Veteran's Park with 83 people participating. The Green Bay Vet's Center and Healing Warrior Hearts from Milwaukee each received checks for $1,500 to support their work with veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Also in attendance were last year's beneficiates, Journey Together Service Dogs from Oshkosh and Moonlit Meadows Performance Horses of Denmark.
Crivitz VFW Post #2063 cooked brats and hamburgers for the participants and spectators while the American Legion Auxiliary staffed the water stations along the route and helped at the registration table. Legion Commander and pastor of Northwoods Apostolic Church, Mark Crowley gave the invocation while Kitt Cleerman sang the National Anthem. State Legion Commander, Laurel Clewell welcomed everyone to the event and encouraged the community to continue to support the men and women willing to serve in the armed forces. State Assembly District 36 Representative Jeff Mursau talked on how PTSD affects people in all walks of life and how important it is to provide treatment.
The event concluded with a Kid's Fun Run, a raffle of gifts donated by Haystack Apparel and Big Woods Realty, and the presentation of checks to the Green Bay Vet Center and the Healing Warrior Hearts organization.