The annual O’Neal Memorial Cherry Festival 5k will be held Saturday, July 17.

This is an event for the entire family with ice cream sundaes at the finish. This race, a 5k walk and run, begins at 9 a.m. at Gibson Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost for this event is $15 per person.

Registration forms can be picked up at the North East Chamber of Commerce off ice or you can go to and

All proceeds from this event are benefit a  scholarship fund  in memory of Debbie and Lauri O’Neal and the North East Cross Country team. Last year nearly 200 runners/walkers participated in this fun, family event.

Awards are given to the overall male and female winners of the run and walk and all age group winners for the 5k run as well. 

This year a new age group of 10 and under was added that will be eligible for age group prizes too.

Please contact Halli Reid with any questions at  725-1017. 

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