Photo by Jacqueline Bennett The 9th annual Tavern Trot will be held Sunday,  September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut.

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett The 9th Annual Tavern Trot will be held Sunday, September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut.

 

Write-Up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

The 9th Annual Tavern Trot to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will be held Sunday, September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut. Race day registration gets underway at 11:00 a.m. The 3.5 mile certified race then begins at 12:30 behind the tavern, which is located in the heart of Windsor Center on 20 Union Street.

An example of the made each year by Kathy Wakefield and Diane Mullin, teachers at Oliver Ellsworth School and raffled off on race day to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation,

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett An example of the quilts handmade each year by Kathy Wakefield and Diane Mullin, teachers at Oliver Ellsworth School, and raffled off on race day to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

Heidi Voight of NBC Connecticut News will serve as emcee. Visit https://www.facebook.com/UnionStreetTavernTrot to view Voight interviewing Rick Poirier of the Race Planning Committee about the upcoming event.

 

Look again this year for another lovely handmade quilt to be raffled off on race day to also benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, founded to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The quilts were the idea of my friend Ann Walsh, a longtime volunteer for the foundation, and are made by Kathy Wakefield & Dianne Mullen, teachers at Oliver Ellsworth School in Windsor.

Ann Walsh, a longtime volunteer for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Dan Nolan a frequent runner in the Tavern Trot, and I met recently at the Union Street Tavern.

Ann Walsh – a longtime volunteer for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation-, Dan Nolan – a frequent runner in the Tavern Trot -, and I met recently at the Union Street Tavern where the 9th annual Tavern Trot will take place on September 20, 2015.

 

 

Since its first running the Tavern Trot has raised thousands of dollars for the foundation. This is a cause close to the hearts of many in Windsor, including Ann, who knew Liz and Jay Scott when they were growing up in town, and whose little girl Alexandra “Alex” Scott lost her brave battle with childhood cancer in 2004. The foundation’s humble beginning can be traced back to a lemonade stand “Alex” started in front of her home in West Hartford to help other kids also battling the disease.

 

Adult registration fee 9/1/2015-9/18/2015 is $30. Race day registration fees are $35 for adults, $15 for ages 10-18 and under ten – free. Or stop by the historic, firehouse tavern to show support for the cause. Enjoy the after race party which is always fun!

 

Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street Street, Windsor CT 06095, 860-683-2899