Photo Gallery: Reindeer Run 5K benefits Paws Rescue

Published 8:21 pm Saturday, December 2, 2023

More than 150 people — and their best friends — came out to Catfish Row Art Park on Saturday morning for the Fifth Annual Reindeer Run 5K. The event is a fundraiser for Paws Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in Vicksburg.

The Reindeer Run 5K has raised more than $120,000 for Paws Rescue since its inception. Race organizers said this year’s edition is expected to bring in more than $30,000 that will fund the organization’s operations in 2024. The race is a major fundraiser for the organization, but donations are always accepted through Pay Pal at its website pawsrescuepets.org, or by mail at P.O. Box 13, Redwood, MS 39156. Donations of pet food are also welcome.

“It helps us continue to rescue and help animals in our community that need to be helped. This event keeps Paws Rescue alive for a year,” Paws Rescue president Leigh Conerly said.

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About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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