The Rotary Club of Union County raised more than $1,000 from its annual "5K Run for a Cause," held Sept. 11 in conjunction with the Union County Covered Bridge Festival.

The Rotary Club of Union County raised more than $1,000 from its annual "5K Run for a Cause," held Sept. 11 in conjunction with the Union County Covered Bridge Festival.

Club president Jason Stanford said the money will be used for the annual "Service Above Self" college scholarship, given to a high school senior in Union County. Recipients are chosen based on how they incorporate Rotary Club goals and values into their lives, he said.

He said 27 runners and walkers took part in the run this year.

"Marysville and Union County have once again shown their support for our organization," Stanford said. "This event allows us to continue to provide programs for our local youth and we are truly thankful to everyone who made it a success."

Stanford said the 5K race has been held in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Festival for the past two years. The club is exploring the possibility of creating a course that will take runners through the covered bridges in coming years.

Also on Sept. 11, the club partnered with the city of Marysville and the West Central Community Correctional Facility (WCCCF) in a day of community service.

Volunteers and city crews worked to install fresh mulch around playground equipment, to help prevent injuries to children using the equipment.

Lin Rice