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UNCP drives Chevy to Levee

By Gabrielle Patrick
Staff Writer

Large crowds braved the overcast weather to come out to The Chevy to the Levee 2005 at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton.

Mingling among the crowd was the UNCP community.

The dance team performed twice during the day, some competed in the races and 35 student athletes volunteered at the annual event.
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The most competitive races were the 5-mile and 5K races, which lured runners from all over the state. The winner of the 5-mile was Roger Fagala with a time of 28 minutes, 18 seconds. The winner of the 5K was Michael Jiminez with a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds.

The 1-mile Fun Run was less cutthroat than the competitive longer races and allowed people of all ages and athletic abilities to participate without any competitive pressure. Everyone who raced received an award.

The event offered activities for all ages. Children got there faces painted, learned to walk on stilts and toured the lake in canoes and paddleboats.

The adults browsed past the booths set up along the path by the lake.

The booths showcased the arts and crafts of local vendors and offered information about the community. The Duke Heart Center raffled Duke basketball merchandise and the SRMC Lifestyle Center gave massages.

Everyone could enjoy the hayrides around the lake, the new and classic car show and the performances, which included music by the Southern Justice Band.

The barbecue chicken plates, provided by Robeson County Church and Community Center were a crowd favorite.

 

UNCP volunteers helped everyone have fun on the lake canoeing and Paddle boating. (Photo by Gabrielle Patrick )UNCP dance team wows the crowd at 2005 Chevy to the Levee. (Photo by Scott Ammons)Local Vendor, Jim Tripp, shapes clay on his potter’s wheel. (Photo by Gabrielle Patrick )Keats Ellis, UNCP information systems specialist,placed third in his age group in the Chevy to the Levee 5K race. Photo by Scott Ammons )Junior Miss Lumbee, Alexis Vivian Locklear, performs on main stage. ( Photo by Scott Ammons )

 
 
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Friday, October 21, 2005