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Inaugural “Walk Through Woodstock” Raises Almost $20,000 to Help Students in Need

Crowd behind leadership members during Woodstock walk through event

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation raised nearly $20,000 at its inaugural “Walk Through Woodstock” 0.4K held Saturday morning, June 12.

“We’re thrilled with the success of this event,” said Chattahoochee Tech Vice President of Advancement Jennifer Nelson. “With the community’s support, we were able to raise vital funds that will be used to help students finish college and enter the workforce.”

Nearly 100 participants along with their canine companions participated in this inaugural fundraising event to benefit Chattahoochee Tech students in need. They walked from the college’s Woodstock Campus through downtown to Elm Street Lawn, where Georgia based singer-songwriter Kurt Lee Wheeler provided musical entertainment. Included among the race participants was 76-year-old Woodstock resident Bill Highsmith, who won a prize for being the event’s oldest “Grooviest Walker.” He walked the course with his wife, Carolyn. “Doing something like this was a whole lot of fun,” said Carolyn Highsmith. “I love helping the school and I love its presence here in Woodstock. And I’m proud of the fact I’m still out here moving. Maybe it’ll inspire others to do the same!”

Sponsors of the inaugural “Walk Through Woodstock” represented a broad spectrum of local companies, with Platinum level sponsors each donating $3,000; Gold Level sponsors each donating $2,000; Silver Level sponsors each donating $1,000; and Bronze Level sponsors each donating $500. The Platinum Level sponsors included: Carriage Kia; Wellstar Health System; and WJLA. Gold Level Sponsors included: Elm Street Visual Arts Village; Reformation Brewery; and Reliable Heating & Air. Silver Level Sponsors included: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Credit Union of Georgia; Jericho Design Group; and The Circuit. Bronze Level Sponsors included Blackairplane Web and Mobile Innovators; Cobb EMC; Gas South; Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers; Georgia Power; McStatts’ Printing; Nelson Construction; North Georgia CPA Services, PC; and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the mission of Chattahoochee Technical College by making higher education an affordable reality for students.

“Walk Through Woodstock” participants gathered at the Chattahoochee Tech Woodstock Campus before walking the 0.4K course through downtown Woodstock.
Participants crossed the finish line at Elm Street Lawn, where they enjoyed a performance by singer-songwriter Kurt Lee Wheeler.