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On Saturday, July 11, 2015 the Walter F. Burnett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship had its Inaugural Run/Walk 

5K Fundraiser.  It was a blessing beyond anything we could have imagined.  There were 108 registered 

participants, a few who registered on-site. We received many wonderful comments from everyone who 

participated and everyone there was excited and expressed an interest in being involved again next 

year.  We could not have accomplished any of this without the Lord’s blessing.  


The weather for this event was perfect and William Land Park was cool and shady in the month of July.  

Also, we had some very special volunteers, who included some dear friends, members of our church 

family, and student volunteers from Christian Brothers High School.  These 15 volunteers helped with 

set-up and take down, registration and packet distribution, securing the entrance gates, stationed along  

the route to make sure that everyone was safe and knew which path to take, and some passed out 

refreshment and cheered and encouraged people as they ran or walked by, and tracking runners at 

finish line.  The event was untimed and this made for a stress free and enjoyable morning for everyone.  

It was a family event so that participants from age 5 years old and above could register.   Although the 

event was untimed, we did recognize some very fast runners who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd and we had a 

small token of appreciation for the person who was the first to register for the event this year. 


My family and I are very appreciative to all those who came out to participate, made a donation, 

collected pledges , volunteered your time, and prayed for us.  To all the special people who are 

members of TFL (Totally Fit Life at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church) you truly went above and beyond.  

This 5K Run/Walk would not have been as successful without you!


The Walter F. Burnett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is elated to have these funds to help us to continue to 

provide scholarships to some very deserving high school seniors and college students.  We have been 

awarding scholarships for the past six (6) years, but this was our first major fundraiser.  


Thank you, everyone for your support!  And to God be the Glory! 

Freddie Burnett & Family

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