Old Man Winter took a break this past Saturday, Feb. 7, for the first ever “Love is in the Air 5K Fun Run/Walk” at South Macon Elementary School. Despite freezing weather in the previous several weeks, Saturday blossomed into a dazzling, sunny day with temperatures reaching the mid 60’s and a slight breeze making the day nearly perfect for the event and the participants.
The “run” was intended to raise public awareness about multiple sclerosis and also to raise money for research into the causes and possible cures for this mysterious, debilitating disease. Dryman’s Chapel United Methodist Church, pastored by Rev. Janet J. Greene, was the driving force behind this event. The proceeds are to be donated to MS research in honor of Kevin Bell, who is a member of the congregation.