The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation raised nearly $20,000 at its inaugural “Walk Through Woodstock” 0.4K held Saturday in downtown Woodstock.

“We’re thrilled with the success of this event,” said Chattahoochee Tech Vice President of Advancement Jennifer Nelson. “With the community’s support, we were able to raise vital funds that will be used to help students finish college and enter the workforce.”

Nearly 100 participants along with their canine companions participated in the inaugural fundraising event to benefit Chattahoochee Tech students in need. They walked from the college’s Woodstock Campus through downtown to Elm Street Lawn, where Georgia based singer-songwriter Kurt Lee Wheeler provided musical entertainment.

Included among the race participants was 76-year-old Woodstock resident Bill Highsmith, who won a prize for being the event’s oldest “Grooviest Walker.” He walked the course with his wife, Carolyn.

“Doing something like this was a whole lot of fun,” said Carolyn Highsmith. “I love helping the school and I love its presence here in Woodstock. And I’m proud of the fact I’m still out here moving. Maybe it’ll inspire others to do the same!”

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