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ALBEMARLE NEIGHBOR

Hoffman gearing up for Strides for Scholars Color Run

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Stacey Hoffman is president of the Junior Women's Club of Perquimans County.

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By Anna Goodwin McCarthy
Correspondent

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Stacey Hoffman is encouraging others to participate in a upcoming fun run that raises scholarship funds for local high school seniors.

The Junior Women’s Club of Perquimans County’s Strides for Scholars Color Run is set for Oct. 20 at the Perquimans County Recreation Center in Hertford.

According to Hoffman, president of the Junior Women’s Club of Perquimans County, registration for the Strides for Scholars begins at 8 a.m. with a Kids Dash beginning at 8:45 a.m. and the Color Run 5K Run/Walk commencing at 9 a.m. Online registration is also available through the organization’s Facebook page, Hoffman said.

Hoffman said the event’s purpose — besides fun — is to raise funds for the annual scholarships the Junior Women’s Club provides to high school seniors in Perquimans and Gates counties.

Hoffman said this year’s Strides for Scholars 5K Run/Walk is the first to incorporate color run activities. In a color run, participants are covered in a cloud of colored powder as they cross stations during the event.

The color run is “something fun and different” for the annual event, said Hoffman.

Hoffman said she joined the Junior Women’s Club of Perquimans County to help others in the community.

“I enjoy being hands-on with my community,” she said.

Hoffman said club members volunteer at the local food pantry in Hertford.

An educator for more than 21 years, Hoffman currently teaches life skills at Chowan Middle School in the Edenton-Chowan Schools. Hoffman earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barton College and her exceptional children certification from Elizabeth City State University. She serves as co-coordinator of the Special Olympics of Chowan County.

Hoffman enjoys spending time with her husband, Lee, and their children, Kayla and Hannah.

Originally from New Jersey, Hoffman lives in Edenton.

For more information about the Junior Women’s Club of Perquimans County visit the organization’s Facebook page.

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