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‘Hicks from the Sticks’ raise over $15,000 for area residents in need

Runners leave the starting line in the ‘Hicks from the Sticks’ mud run.
Runners leave the starting line in the ‘Hicks from the Sticks’ mud run.
Although rain showers Saturday may have reduced the number of spectators, the Farm 4 A Cure “Hicks from the Sticks Country Battle” was very successful last Saturday, Sept. 24.
More than $15,000 was raised throughout the day at the Baker farm southeast of St. Edward, and donations are still coming in.
Donny Baker, who organized Farm 4 A Cure to assist Boone County area residents in need, said more than 300 people attended throughout the day.
Rain, which ended by about 2 p.m., didn’t bother the 25 contestants who took part in the first event, a “mud run” of about two miles.
“They were planning on getting wet and muddy anyway,” said Baker. “They seemed to really enjoy it, and the crowd was cheering them on at the finish line.”
The mud run course took participants along roads and muddy trails, through cornfields, and down the Beaver Creek for a short stretch. The runners finished back at the Baker farm.
Details in the Sept. 28 Albion News print and e-editions.

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