The families of Calkins Creamery distributed $8,000, the race proceeds of a virtual Herd the Curd 5K, to the Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund. With this year’s contributions, Herd the Curd sponsors and runners have raised $96,500 since the race began in 2013.
More than 100 runners and walkers from as far as Texas participated in the virtual race, logging their miles and time from their homes. Local sponsors also contributed to the virtual event’s success, listed below, with several individuals and businesses annually donating to the cause.
Golden Curds: Calkins Creamery; Holloway Family; Jade Energy; Precision Eye Group; and William and Debra Bryant.
Silver Curds: Bluestone Environmental; C. Neer RV Inc., Bomgardner Family; Bryant Family; Diehl Trucking Inc., Honesdale Spreading; Kevin & Colleen Lowe; Maciejewski Landscaping Inc.; Manhatten Bagel; Representative Jonathan Fritz; Wallenpaupack Brewing Company; and The Wayne County Community Foundation.
Friends of the Curd: Brad Murray; Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic; Christopher Marcocci; David Harvatine; the late Doris Bryant; Gary and Irma Sheard; Jerry Swendsen; Karen and Jess Montgomery; Maggie Bryant; Mary Markowski; Paige and Steven Pinto; Paula and Urs Leuenberger; Redick Family; RE/MAX WAYNE and REMAX/BEST; Sarah Redick; Shirley Noble; Tammy and Mark Hardler; Timothy Kimball and Tracy Schwarz.
The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund was established in 2008 in memory of the Calkins Creamery co-owner. Since reaching endowed status, the Fund awards grants to Wayne County residents with physical and developmental needs and nonprofit organizations. The Wayne County Community Foundation manages the Fund.
The ninth annual Herd the Curd 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Highland Farm. Find more race details and virtual runner pictures at Facebook.com/HerdtheCurd5K. Learn more about the Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund at www.calkinscreamery.com.