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Maquoketa virtual marathon raises over $6,000 for local food banks

Volunteers presented a check worth over $6,000 to help support local food banks.
Volunteers presented a check worth over $6,000 to help support local food banks.(Kerry Schepers)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 9:30 PM CDT
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MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWQC) - The Maquoketa Area Marathon, which was held virtually, helped raise money to support local food banks.

On Friday, volunteers presented a check of the money raised, which was worth $6,500. The Maquoketa Community Cupboard received about $4,000 of the funds and the Lost Nation Food Bank received about $2,000.

The marathon had 403 participants, who had the chance to walk or run the virtual marathon over a two month period.

Kerry Schepers, a local financial advisor and community volunteer, led the event.

“It was at a time where we all needed something positive and a reason to bring people together for good,” Schepers said, in a news release. “Families, pets and even four residents trapped in a retirement home participated.”

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