The Sickle Cell Walk was held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Rock Spring Park.
“Thank you” to the Public Works Department staff (Bobby Barnhart, director) and Park and Recreation Department staff (Michael Haynes, director) for the beautiful job they did in the park.
A very special “thank you” to Senator William “Bill” Hayne, Mayor Brant Walker, Judge Dennis Ruth, Alan Napp (Madison County Democratic Chairman), APD Chief Jason “Jake” Simmons, AFD (ladder truck) Robert Frake, Matt Fischer, and Chris Bradley, Life Star Ambulance Ross Smith and Jessie Jemison, Dr. Leili Dolatshahi (pediatric hematologist at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center), and Peggy Neely Harris (musical artist).
To the best team of walkers — Team 4th Ward (Jon Martin Jr., first place; Anna Haine, Chandler Herron, Rochelle and Steven Kimbrough, Patricia and Victoria Brown) — you were great.
Last but not least, “thank you” to the Alton community (supporters, organizers, vendors, donors and teams). To the sponsors (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and all the volunteers ... you made the walk a success.
Special recognition and thanks to Tammy Smith (“your dream has become a reality”) ... you did an outstanding job.
We’ll see you all next year, Sept. 19, 2015.
Alton 4th Ward Alderwoman