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Schools first run equals spooky fun
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With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

The inaugural Skeleton Scuttle 5K and Fright Night Fun Run will be held at the middle school on Oct. 18. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

"We are super excited about our first annual Skeleton Scuttle 5K and Fright Night Fun Run," said Denise Hunt, assistant principal at Riverview Middle. "We have lined up a variety of vendors, and multiple community businesses have graciously supported our event through sponsorships."

Some of the events will include a dunk tank with teachers and Principal Bill Zadernak, as well as prizes for best dressed Halloween costumes.

The proceeds from the run will go to the school's PTO.

"Ultimately, we chose this type of fundraising event because it is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone," Hunt said. "We want it to be a fun-filled night with friends and family, in addition to supporting the Riverview Middle School PTSO. Our PTSO would like to use the event's proceeds to benefit our students through the purchasing of additional technology resources and instructional materials."

Hunt said that, regardless of age, there will be fun for everyone.

"This event also aligns to the Dawson County Wellness Policy which, is supported by all staff members," Hunt said. "The Riverview Middle School and Dawson County Wellness committees support and encourage students, staff, and parents to participate in community physical activities and events."

Registration for the 5K is $20 for students and $25 for the community. Fun Run costs are $20 for students and community.

For more information or to register, call (770) 633-5511.