The Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program hosted its first-ever night race — the Hot-Cha-Cha 5K Mug Run — on Friday in Blissfield. Despite chilly temperatures, 104 runners signed up to brave the brisk, but clear night air to compete in the five-kilometer trek.
Runners from abroad and of all ages participated, from the ages of six to 80.
Alex and Cassie Williams of Caro, traveled three hours and completed the run to make it their 156th race of the year.
“It was a great race and you can’t beat having hot chocolate waiting for you at the finish line on a chilly night like this,” Alex said.
“We had a lot of fun. The race was very well-organized and the volunteers were excellent and they were all very nice,” Cassie added.
For some of the runners it was their first race, but for 80-year-old … Read More »
Readers of The Advance will find a new 2013 Blissfield area calendar featuring photos of the places they love, the people they know and the events they enjoy featured in collages of Advance photographs for each month of the year.
On each page is also a listing of phone numbers of all businesses which participated in the 2013 calendar as well as websites for most of them – always handy if displayed near the telephone.
Pick up the Dec. 19, 2012, edition of The Advance for special warm holiday greetings from area businesses, the 2013 calendar, township reports from Blissfield and Riga townships, Blissfield Village Council action, all the local sports news including the new Blissfield varsity sport of bowling, shopping information to help people through the final days before Christmas and much more.
Deadline for the Dec. 26, ,2012, edition is at … Read More »
When Rudy Mirelez was 10 years old, the company his father worked for in Adrian closed up shop and moved south close to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Just two weeks later, the Mirelez family grew in size with the birth of a younger sister. Someone must have thought the young, growing family could use a little boost during the holiday season. Mirelez said the family received a Christmas basket.
“I never forgot that,” he said.
Fast-forward a couple of decades and Mirelez was one of the founding members of what was then the St. Peter’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus in June 1981.
“We were a new group and we thought we should do something,” Mirelez said.
He, Doug Winkler and Ron Coopshaw were largely responsible for the idea of having the fraternal service organization lend a helping hand to community members at Christmas.
“The first year … Read More »