RUMFORD — Last year, after learning that their favorite ski hill might close due to a funding crisis, three River Valley youth took matters into their own hands by working to organize a a 5K run/walk to raise money to save Black Mountain of Maine.
Curtis Gauvin, 15, of Rumford, and sisters Avery Sevigny, 12, and Rylee Sevigny, 11, both of Mexico, led an effort that attracted more than 200 participants and raised more than $5,000 for the mountain. All three youths said they have skied downhill at Black Mountain since they were
very young. Curtis said he started at four years old.
The three, with help from Gabbie and Nate Gallant, and Owen Sevigney, did a little skit to promo the event, to take place at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Hosmer Field track in Rumford.
Registration forms may be returned to Davis Florist, Rite Aid, Adley’s Auto, Hair Design, Ta-Dah!, or mailed to 14 Beliveau Rd., Rumford, ME
Early registration (on or before July 25) is $20 per person, which includes a t-shirt. After July 25, including the day of the race, the fee is $25 and does not include a t-shirt. Make checks payable to Friends of Black Mtn. of Maine.
For more information, call Marie (357-2684) or Cheryl (364-4708).

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