By. Lisa-Marie Haygood 

The Operators of every Chick-fil-A location in Cherokee County came together again this year to hold the annual "Moo've It" 5K Road Race. This event is held each year at the Etowah River Park and typically draws 1500 participants. The race is a qualifier for the Peachtree and celebrates the return of all our public-school students to a new school year as well.

Challenges with COVID-19 forced the race administrators to move to a virtual platform for registrants to participate. You might be wondering what a virtual race looks like, and we did as well. The packet pick- up was held a week in advance. This gave participants a chance to run their own race and post their time, photos, and videos to a platform where we celebrated sponsors and participants. A video production was created to be shared on the morning the actual race was scheduled to be held. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video to the right!

Names were drawn randomly to award prizes that included Chick-fil-A Catering trays for all the winners. 

In spite of the challenges this race format brought, the event still raised $33,222.40 to benefit the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics. 

To celebrate the check presentation, the operators came to Cherokee High school and delivered breakfast to the 255 faculty and staff members on that campus. 

 Thank you so much to the Chick-fil-A's of Cherokee County!

Keith Booth, CFA Outlet Shoppes; Ron Hammond, CFA Dwarf House; Scott Hall, CFA Towne Lake; Kevin Williams, CFA Riverstone, Market Place, and Hickory Flat; Rodney Larotta, Cherokee HS Principal; Mike McGowan, CCSD Chief of Staff; Amy Aenchbacher, Cherokee County Special Olympics; and Dr. Brian Hightower, CCSD Superintendent.
Scott Hall, Stefanie Gibbons, Kevin Williams, and Ron Hammond delivering breakfast to the faculty and staff of Cherokee High School.