Bucyrus Elks #156 host Cross Country Invite Saturday

The Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 has been the driving force behind one of the premiere cross-country competitions in the area. The annual Elks #156 Cross Country Invitational will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 1.

This year’s field includes more than 20 teams from the area. Those competing include: Bellevue, Buckeye Central¬, Buckeye Valley, Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Elgin, Elyria Catholic, Genoa, Hardin Northern, Highland, Mohawk, Monroeville, Northmor, Olmstead Falls, Pleasant, Plymouth, Ridgedale, River Valley, Norwalk St. Paul, Tiffin Calvert, Upper Sandusky, Willard and Wynford.

“This is by far one of the larger early season cross country meets in the area,” Athletics/Activities Director Rick Rawson said. “I want to thank the Bucyrus Elks #156 for their support of our student-athletes and athletics programs.”

A meet of this size takes great support. Many volunteers from the Bucyrus and Crawford County community will be helping to make this year’s event great for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.

Additional support for the Elks #156 Cross Country Invitational is provided by a number of tremendous business sponsors, including: Ohio Health, First Federal Community Bank, Mohican Sports Medicine, Kinn Brothers Plumbing and Heating, United Ohio Insurance Company, Dostal & Kirk Insurance and Financial Services, Creative Options, Wise Funeral Service, Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Old Crawford Land and Title, Spreng Capital Management, Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Plymale Insurance Group, Bucyrus Redmen Athletic Boosters, Watts House of Insurance, Kennedy Layne Salon, Pisanello’s Pizza and The Dexter Company.

“We are very grateful to the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 for their tremendous support of our district,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “We are proud to be the host site for this invitational and appreciate the tremendous support from Elks Lodge #156 and the Bucyrus business community.”

For more information about the Elks #156 Cross Country Invitational, contact Rick Rawson at 419-562-2739.