Rain clears for Farley Fox Trot fundraiser


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Girls run 200 meters around Morgan Bowl. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Rainstorms stopped on Nov. 3 in time for C.A. Farley Elementary School’s physical education department to partner with Farley Home & School Association for its eighth annual Farley Fox Trot at Morgan Bowl in Hudson. Participants got a T-shirt depicting the school’s fox mascot drawn by second-grader Avery Thimol, whose design won an art contest.

Girls and boys in preschool through fourth grade could choose to run a 100-, 200-, 400- or 800-meter race. Proceeds from race registrations help purchase equipment for recess and physical education.

First to finish the 100-meter runs were preschooler Vincent Corbosiero and first-grader Beatriz Tans. First-grader Morgan Attaway and preschooler Dimitri Chaplain were the first to complete the 200-meter runs. The 400-meter runs were finished first by third-graders Makayla Laudate and Logan Azar. Fourth-graders Nick Chaplain and Addison Peckham finished first in the 800-meter runs.

The event concluded with adults including parents and teachers joining students for a one-mile race. Hudson High School (HHS) eighth-grader Liam Weagle finished first overall.

Everyone was awarded a medal by Principal Melissa Provost and Assistant Principal Rachel Scanlon. Serving as event chair was PE teacher Brian Quinn, assisted by parent volunteer Kim Davis. HHS sports announcer Don Quinn commentated the action. Volunteering during the event were softball players of Hudson Youth Demolition, and cross-country runners of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and HHS.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Boys run 200 meters around Morgan Bowl.
Girls run 800 meters around Morgan Bowl.
Third-grader Makayla Laudate is first to finish the girls’ 400-meter race.
Third-grader Logan Azar is the first to finish the boys’ 400-meter race.
Runners of all ages begin the one-mile course.