The inaugural ‘Army of Ants’ Dash was held at the practice field at Walker High School to raise money for JPD Officer Anthony Hammond. The event, which included a quarter-mile run followed by an obstacle course, drew more than 100 people, according to organizers.
“It was so much fun and for such a good cause,”said Jennifer Williams Smith, a member of the Jasper City Council.”Anthony is such a good person and it was great to help him out just a little.”
Members of the Jasper Police Department, Jasper Fire Department and Walker County Emergency Management Agency helped with the day’s activities and played a big role in the event’s success, Smith said.
Smith said members of CrossFit 205 were instrumental in setting up the obstacle course, and A&E Inflatables in Jasper provided inflatable slides and bounce houses for kids to enjoy.
While the event raised more than $1,700, Smith said donations are still needed and can be made in Hammond’s name at Bank of Walker County.