5k run opens Topton Community Days


Again, the Brandywine Community Library opened the Topton Community Day events with a 5K and fun run.

The 3rd Annual 5k Race Fun Run supporting the Brandywine Community Library took place on May 18 at the Brandywine Heights High School. For the third year in a row, we had an awesome morning with ideal conditions for a great run. Obviously, with ideal conditions and a good cause turn out for the race. The 5k course proved to be fast for the top male finisher: Dean Moyer with a time of 19:06. And, top female finisher, Kassi Yocco, a BHASD sophomore, with a time of 21:06. Medals were awarded to the first and second male and female place finishers in the following age categories.

14 and under: Ethan Rothermel 21:27, Nathan Grim , Allie Armbruster 21:58, Johannah Fink

15-19 : Austin Murr 20:34, Thomas Biltcliff, Angela Davidheiser 24:56, Lauren Hertzog


20-29 : Alexander Beach 21:13, Kevin Buss, Betsy Kephart 22:39, Kara McGnarty

30-39 : Gerald Darville 22:45, Mark Weaver, Lisa Hetter 21:43, Christine Reichert

40-49: Curtis Minich 19:29, Todd Turbett, Tracy Davidheiser 22:42, Sonya Hughes

50-59 : Michael Grossman 22:12, Mike Shade, Lori Wetzel 21:57, Laura Bernhard

60+: Jeffrey Dorko 25:21, Mike Cefola,

The Brandywine Community Library is grateful to our local business sponsors: QMF Inc. , Geist Sporting Goods, Lenhart’s Tree Farm, Rockland Embroidery, Trexler Florist, White Palm, Alburtis Animal Hospital, Brandywine Minstrels, and Calvin Hess Gen. Contractor. A special thank you to all the local organizations that contributed their time and effort in making this event successful: Longwamp Township Board, Mr. and Mrs. Burket, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Cullen, Topton Fire Police and EMT Services, BHASD, and the BHASD Key Clubs, and D & A Fruit and Produce. And finally, Pretzel City Sports did a fantastic job in the promotion and timing of this annual event for the Topton community.