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October 9, 2012

Community helped make Coastal 5K a success

To the editor:

Salem Sound Coastwatch hosted the third annual Coastal 5K Run for the Beach at Lynch Park in Beverly on Sunday, Sept. 16. Funds raised from this event support Salem Sound Coastwatch’s Adopt a Beach program in which volunteers clean up and monitor local beaches year-round. More than 40 area beaches have been adopted by several hundred volunteers.

Salem Sound Coastwatch is a nonprofit environmental organization working to make our coastal waters safe and healthy.

We extend our grateful thanks to the Beverly Recreation Department for allowing us to use Lynch Park and to the Beverly police for their helpfulness in creating a course with ocean views. We are appreciate our sponsors — Gold: B&S Fitness, Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Eastern Bank, Finz Seafood & Grill, Jonuz and Andersen Consulting, Salem Five Charitable Foundation, and Talbot Electric. Silver: Beverly Cooperative Bank, Bosun’s Marine, Howling Wolf Taqueria, North Shore Bank, The Salem Inn and T.J. Maxx. Bronze: Coastal Windows and Exteriors, Desjardins Insurance, Front Street Coffeehouse, Get in Shape for Women Salem-Marblehead-Beverly, North Shore Mindful Families, New England Civil Engineering, Salem Wine Imports, T. Mackey & Sons, and Shaw’s. Contributors: A. Lichelle Aldana, D.D.S.; Cabot Money Management; Cabot Street Nutrition; Centraal Cycle; Franson Family Chiropractic; Jennifer Gilbert Duffy-V.P. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Net Atlantic; Serafini, Darling & Correnti; and Winer Bros. Paint and Hardware.

We are also grateful to those who donated goods and services in support of the race: Stefanie Dukes, Captain Bill & Sons Whale Watch, Healing Creative, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, The Black Lobster at Stromberg Cove, Capt’s Waterfront Steak & Seafood Grill, Organic Garden Cafe, Marino’s Cafe, Atomic Cafe, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, New England Running Co., Milk & Honey Green Grocer, Roost-Scrub-Beehive Shops, Paula’s Hair Salon, and, last but not least, Water Wise Salem Beverly.

And to all of the runners and volunteers who helped make this wonderful event, we offer our heartfelt appreciation.

Alan Young

President

Salem Sound Coastwatch

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