Presque Isle Days event winners announced
July 23, 2019
Presque Isle Days, June 29-30, provided a weekend of family fun and proved to be a “resounding success” by almost any measure. Talented craft vendors, diverse outdoor activities, and outstanding foods and craft beers paired with businesses, non-profit associations, and numerous volunteers to provide a special lineup of events all weekend long.
Throughout the weekend, visitors and residents alike picked up “Passports to Presque Isle” with themed activities offered at area businesses — from minnow races to Hammerschlagen, fish casting contests to axe throwing. Stamped passports were entered into a grand prize drawing on Sunday, June 30, won by Abi Marohn of Presque Isle.
Saturday’s festivities kicked off with 75 participants competing in 5/10K Run/Walk around historic Pipke Park and along Presque Isle’s quiet backroads. This year’s 10K winners in men’s category included: Chris Borgerding, 48:05; Curtis Callan, 58:03; and Neil Brown 66:52. Women’s 10K winners were Kris Leader, 42:29; Bailey Kraemer, 52:39; and Carol Gordon, 60:57.
In the 5K, young men in the 18 and under category included the winning trio of Joel Gordon, 19:38; Oren Slemmons, 23:22; and Cooper Johnson, 24:34. Nineteen and up winners in the men’s 5K were Clint Grothendick, 21:47; Dominic DeAngelis, 23:17; and Samuel Nennig, 24:09.
In the young ladies 18 and under 5K category, winners were Molly Leader, 21:21 and Karalyn Key, 33:02. Nineteen and up women’s 5K winners included: Hailey Leader, 19:03; Liz Hawkins, 24:57; and Kelsey Heilman, 28:05.
Winners of the watermelon eating event, sponsored by the Presque Isle Heritage Society, were Allison Schkirkie, Karalyn Key, and Mark Lemberger.
For more information on the event and the community, visit PresqueIsle.com, call 715.686.2910, or find the Presque Isle Chamber on Facebook.