“We had so many people ask could we do this again,” said organizer Jennifer Williams Smith. “It was a big success.”
Smith said more than 100 people came to the event, which was held Saturday, and more than $2,100 was raised for the the Walker County Animal Shelter.
Smith also said 75 people registered for the 5K run.
Sallie Cowen, an Auburn University student and former volunteer at the local animal shelter, established the fundraiser when she collaborated with Smith’s daughter, 11-year-old Brylee Smith.
Brylee is the founder of the non-profit Bry’s Art Rewards Kids or BARK, which benefits area charities from sales of Brylee and other children’s artwork.
The local shelter was turned over to the county six months ago after the Humane Society’s board announced that they no longer had sufficient finances to continue offering services.