Lake Norman & Mooresville

Road race boosts Iredell Humane Society

The fourth annual Furry Friend 5K Nov. 12 in The Point neighborhood raised $2,450 for the Humane Society of Iredell County and collected a trunkful of collars, leashes, rawhide chews, food and other pet supplies.

Corey Ferguson, a senior at Lake Norman High School who lives in The Point, organized the society's benefit road race.

Participants pay a $15 registration fee and run a 5K race alongside their dogs. This year's race attracted about 80 runners and nine sponsors. Vendors included Bella's Pottery and Serenite Pet Salon, both located in Morrison Plantation off Williamson Road.

The winners by age group, with finishing time:

11 and younger, Scott Huseby Jr., 23 minutes, 21 seconds; girls 12-18, Jaclyn Konefol, 24:59; boys 12-18, Patrick Lowery, 18:28; women 18 and older, Mariella Cook, 26:08; and men 18 and older, Jay Cook, 18:18. Cook was the overall winner.

When Corey leaves for college next fall, he plans to pass the leadership reins to a student who will be a senior that fall.