Sunday: 3-Mile Race for Rebuild Hi-Tor

To register go online at rebuildhitor.org or contact Peggy Rocci-Marzell at mvero50@aol.com.


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On Sunday Oct. 28 right outside the current Hi-Tor facilities at 65 Fireman's Memorial Drive in Pomona a 3 Mile Race event will take place to raise money for the Rebuild Hi Tor effort that is a completely grass roots operation by the citizens of Rockland County to create a realistic and up to date standard of housing care for the stray and homeless animals of Rockland County. 

The race will begin at 9 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive by 8:15 a.m. With County and town government coffers bare for the funding of the only animal shelter that Rockland County has, a grass roots fund raising effort known as Rebuild Hi-Tor has taken off in earnest.  Under the direction of volunteer fund raiser and local All State representative Don Franchino, local residents have started many events that will culminate in the completion of a new, state of the art Animal Shelter. 

The current shelter is said to be on its last legs and that one heavy snowstorm could jeopardize the roof and create an unsafe environment not only for the animals sheltered there but for all the volunteers taking care of those animals. The 3-mile run has an entry fee of $35 which will 100 percent go towards the Rebuild effort and day to day operations to run Hi-Tor. 

Donations of water and materials for the race have been made.  Sponsors include Davies Farm, Tilcon, Congers Valley Cottage Rotary, Haverstraw Elks Lodge, News 12, Green Mountain Energy, Sign A Rama, Congers Knights Of Columbus, Star Press, Shop Rite, WRCR, Hollywood Printing, M Tech Printing, Peggy at New Synergy Salon, Aldan Printers, David's Bagels, Coffee Systems, Nancy Danahy, Ted Caters, Michelle Bybel, Brian Evans, Muddy Paws, Starbucks Northvale, Doghouse, Brian Evans, Artistry Balloons, Mountainview Deli, Tameric Porta Potties, Rivertown Magazine, Crown Trophies, Adele Horton, Rental Zone.

Prizes will be awarded to the under 30 male and female top finishers, a 30-40 top male and female, a 40-50 top male and female as well as an over 50 top male and female. 

All pre-registered entrants will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event but Hi-Tor cannot guarantee availability of T-Shirts for those registering the day of the race.  

To register go online at rebuildhitor.org or contact Peggy Rocci-Marzell at mvero50@aol.com.  Walkers are encouraged to participate as well.   If paying by check H-Tor asks that it be made out to Hi-Tor Animal Shelter 3 Miler.  Hi-Tor will have many volunteers along the race route and many more volunteers to bring out many of the adoptable dogs and cats as well as rabbits and other critters hosed that day. 

Come have fun, run, walk and perhaps adopt a shelter pet and provide those 4-legged friends a good home.

Cal Mendelsohn October 22, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I spoke with Peggy Mazell on this. I understand that dogs are permitted to run with their owners.
Kim Tran October 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Cal
West Nyack October 23, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I just want to comment one what a fantastic job Donald Franchino is doing to help raise funds for this monumental endeavor. Who says one person cant make a difference in life? We need more people like him to give back to the community that we call home. Thanks to all the others who are also spending countless hours dedicated to this cause.
Sandra Gallagher October 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM
you should start a chip-in people will donate, just a thought
Chris October 29, 2012 at 01:32 AM
How is the search for a piece of property going?


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