Record Group of Walkers and Runners for NAH 9th Annual Art&Sole

“Despite the threat of severe weather, nearly 350 of the 402 people registered for the 2016 Art&Sole 5k Walk/Run lined up for the 9:00 start time,” said Sister Annette Marshall, Neighborhood Art House (NAH) executive director. “The camaraderie was amazing and people were excited to get started at the blow of the horn.”

This annual benefit for NAH has become a favored event among Erie’s walkers, runners, and supporters of this Erie Benedictine ministry. The large group of participants included a number of sisters and oblates that walked, ran, or served as volunteer helpers. Prioress, Sister Anne Wambach, was among the walkers. “This is such a great event. Many people with whom I have been in conversation today have told me that it is one of the best 5K walk/run events in Erie,” said Sister Anne. “They are already looking forward to next year’s 10th annual Art&Sole.”

One particular feature that continues to gain huge appeal is the art work prizes for women and men who take first, second and third place in the various categories and age groups. Each winner gets to choose from a selection of student art work. Sister Linda Romey ran the 5K and took second place in her age division “I have always hoped to place and be able to choose a piece of the students’ art work and this year I did,” she exclaimed.

Click on the arrow to view photos that show some of the sisters, monastery guests, and oblates who were Art&Sole participants or volunteers. Mount Saint Benedict Monastery was well-represented.

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