Walk/run for schol­ar­ship set for June

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CH­ESTER — The Randy D. Thrower Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion and Hunter’s Seafood Mar­ket are host­ing the first Fam­ily Over Ev­ery­thing 7K Run and Walk to be held on Satur­day, June 10, in Ch­ester. Pro­ceeds from the run will di­rectly ben­e­fit the Randy D. Thrower Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion.

The event will fea­ture a scenic 7K run and a one-mile walk on the Cross Is­land Trail. Par­tic­i­pants can walk both the 7K and the one-mile walk. Race par­tic­i­pants will be­gin at the Kent Nar­rows Cen­ter, turn­ing around at the Shore United Bank, and re­turn­ing to the fin­ish line at the Kent Nar­rows Cen­ter. Fol­low­ing the race, at­ten­dees will en­joy an awards cer­e­mony, cook­out, mu­sic, and other fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties. Peo­ple of all ages and agility are wel­come.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion tick­ets are $35 each and pre-reg­is­tra­tion ends on May 25. Same day reg­is­tra­tion will be avail­able be­gin­ning at 7:30 a.m. Th­ese tick­ets will be $40, but be sure to reg­is­ter early to guar­an­tee your Fam­ily Over Ev­ery­thing event Tshirt. Race starts 9 a.m.

The Randy D. Thrower Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion was set up to honor the late Randy Drake Thrower of Queen­stown, MD. Randy was killed on April 2, 2016, due to an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge. He was 21.

Randy’s pas­sions in life were his fam­ily, friends, sports, health, and fit­ness. He is re­mem­bered by most for his in­fec­tious smile and for the en­cour­age­ment he showed to oth­ers. Randy’s motto was “fam­ily over ever ything,” and his fam­ily ex­tended well be­yond his own.

Through the Randy D. Thrower Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion, his fam­ily would like to carry on his pas­sions by giv­ing back to his Queen Anne’s County “fam­ily.” The goal in rais­ing money is to in­crease foot­ball and track schol­ar­ship amounts so that each year they can be given to lo­cal stu­dents at both Queen Anne’s and Kent Is­land High Schools, as well as to raise funds for fam­i­lies in need through­out the com­mu­nity.

Or­ga­niz­ers hope that you will join them and they can count on your sup­port to help them to con­tinue to honor Randy and grow his “fam­ily.” To reg­is­ter, visit: www. eventbrite.com/e/fam­i­lyFor ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about the race, spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties or the foun­da­tion, con­tact Melody Thrower, 410-490-6069, mlyn­nthrower@gmail.com. To make a do­na­tion, make checks payable to Randy D. Thrower Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion and mail to 200 Som­er­set Court, Queen­stown, MD 21658.

PHOTO BY ED­WIN REMSBERG

On Satur­day, April 29, a va­ri­ety of sea­planes are ex­pected to fly in to the Bay Bridge Air­port as part of the an­nual Ch­e­sa­peake Sport Pi­lot open house. While the sea­planes are ex­pected to rep­re­sent a va­ri­ety of makes and mod­els, all of the sea­planes that are at­tend­ing are am­phib­ians, mean­ing that they have re­tractable wheels in ad­di­tion to floats so they will be able to land on the runway and pull up to the Ch­e­sa­peake Sport Pi­lot build­ing. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and sea­planes are ex­pected to come and go through­out the day, with the ma­jor­ity of them ar­riv­ing around lunch time for the pic­nic. A spe­cial sem­i­nar ti­tled “Sea­planes 101” will be pre­sented at 1 p.m. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged stop by to en­joy the open house, pic­nic, sem­i­nar, and sea­planes. In­tro­duc­tory flight lessons on the Ch­e­sa­peake Sport Pi­lot sea­plane will also be avail­able, al­though ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion for the flights is en­cour­aged. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-604-1717.

PHOTO COUR­TESY SHELBY FARMER

The Fam­ily Over Ev­ery­thing 7K Run and Walk to honor Randy Thrower, cen­ter, and ben­e­fit a foun­da­tion in his name is sched­uled for June 10 in Ch­ester. In the pic­ture is his fam­ily. From left to right, Michelle Wil­liams of Cen­tre­ville, Owen Wil­liams of Cen­tre­ville, Melody Thrower of Queen­stown, Randy Thrower, Kayla Thrower of Queen­stown, Lacey Wil­liams of Cen­tre­ville, Am­ber Wil­liams of Cen­tre­ville, Steve Thrower of Queen­stown, and Amanda Wil­liams of Cen­tre­ville.

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