Council approves Amazing Race-themed fundraiser 5K, investigates additional parking rentals

Returning Fulton councilmen are all sworn in by City Clerk Carolyn Laswell before the council meeting Tuesday. From left: Richard Vaughn, Rick Shiverdecker, Wayne Chailland and Lowe Cannell. Vaughn, Chailland and Cannell ran unopposed, while Shiverdecker defeated opponent Kathy Segerson. Also sworn in was City Prosecutor Casey Clevenger, who also sought re-election unopposed.

Returning Fulton councilmen are all sworn in by City Clerk Carolyn Laswell before the council meeting Tuesday. From left: Richard Vaughn, Rick Shiverdecker, Wayne Chailland and Lowe Cannell. Vaughn, Chailland and Cannell ran unopposed, while Shiverdecker defeated opponent Kathy Segerson. Also sworn in was City Prosecutor Casey Clevenger, who also sought re-election unopposed. Photo by Dean Asher.

After the re-elected city officials swore back into office and councilman Richard Vaughn was designated deputy mayor, the Fulton City Council approved a unique 5K fundraiser through town to be hosted by a Westminster College sorority April 14 at the regular council meeting Tuesday.

Anna West, president of Beta Beta Beta sorority, approached the council to seek approval of their philanthropy fundraiser 5K, “The Amazing Race to Beat Cystic Fibrosis,” to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Modeled after the reality show, The Amazing Race will start with registration at 8:30 at Champ Auditorium, with the race taking off at 9. It will go down 7th Street onto Court Street, where it will then take the Stinson Creek trail.

As like in he show, racers are required to abide by pedestrian laws and will include “encourage interactions between the participants and the community,” including scavenger hunts with participating Court Street businesses.

The council also agreed to have the Traffic Commission investigate adding several more rental parking spaces on the Market Street parking lot for retail staff and some circuit clerk staffers.

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