Celebrity harness racers give funds to local charities

Participants of the 2018 Celebrity Harness Race at the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair recently met with representatives of the charities they raced to benefit to give them donation checks. (From left) Matt Curie, who helped racers prepare for the event, stands in for (not pictured) Rev. Patrick Jegar Nelson Fickel, “Father Jegar,” who raced for St. Mary Catholic School; Roxanne Cullen, of Artworks, receives a donation from John Duvall; State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, who raced on behalf United Way, poses for the photo; Tim Haist, holds the funds to be donated to the Friends of Ferris; Jessica Wallace, who raced for Women’s Information Service Inc. (WISE), stands beside Jane Currie, of WISE, who received the donation; and Betty Seelye, of United Way, holds the donation check she received from Hoitenga. (Pioneer photo/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

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Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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