Thanks for the trot

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On behalf of the Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) and the children of our public school district, we would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors and trotters who came together last week to help make the 11th Annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot a success. Amidst the backdrop of a beautiful Lake Mohawk morning, over 2400 runners and their families kicked off Thanksgiving with friends and neighbors at the annual race. All proceeds from the event benefit the Sparta Education Foundation. To date, our Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $879,000 to our public schools. Please visit our website at to learn more about these grants and how you can become a part of the Foundation.

We are grateful to our sponsors, without whose generosity the Turkey Trot would not be possible. Please join us in thanking them with your patronage: Title Sponsor: Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub. Gold Sponsor: Thorlabs. Bib Sponsor: Eastern Propane. Runner bag sponsor: Realty Executives. Leaderboard Sponsor: Spavia. Silver Sponsors: Biondo Investment Advisors, Culligan, Coldwell Banker-Julie Killen, Drayer Physical Therapy, Duphiney Financial Advisors, Dykstra Engineering, FraserCerraLLC, Integrity Dental, Krave Café and Caterers, Lake Mohawk Country Club, Newton Medical Center, Pine Cone Chiropractic, Regional Cancer Care Associates, Schoolcraft Studios, Sharpe Plumbing and Heating, The Staff of Sparta Township Public Schools, Villa Capri II, Wellness Pediatrics. Bronze Sponsors: Askin & Hooker, LLC, Augies Brooklyn Bagels and Deli, Blessings Auto Service, The Liquor Factory, McGuire Chevrolet,, Onore Mens Clothing, Royal Coachman Worldwide, Sparta Elks Club, St. Moritz Grill and Weichert Realtors: Dawn Corbo, and Dawnice LaFave.

We also offer thanks to Villa Capri II restaurant for catering our pasta party, Augies Brooklyn Bagels and Deli and Stop and Shop for providing bagels and fruit for our runners, to Andy Ball of Culligan for supplying water bottles, and to the Sparta Elks for lending their club to our volunteers. Thank you also to the Sparta Runners Club, who for the past 11 years has manned our parking lots. We are also grateful to Sparta Township Manager William Close and the Sparta Police Department for use of their equipment and assistance at our event. Finally, a very special thanks to the Lake Mohawk Country Club for allowing us to host our pasta party and registration in the Club. All of these businesses and our sponsors truly personify the essence of community and we feel so fortunate to partner with them.

Each Thanksgiving, as the plaza fills with the energy of runners, neighbors, school children, and travellers returning home for the holidays, we are reminded of Sparta’s wonderful community heart and spirit and the role a strong public school system plays in its foundation. On behalf of the Sparta Education Foundation and the children of our public schools, we offer our gratitude and best wishes for the holiday season.


Kylen Anderson and Dorothy LaBeau

Chairs Kroghs 5K Turkey Trot and Fun Run

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