It was a warm, sunny day for the Emporia Recreation Commission's 61st birthday bash and the latest Couch to 5-K Run-Walk Sunday.
Marketing Supervisor Jennifer Bennet says the Couch to 5-K has become a popular event in the past year, and they expect it to continue.
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Attendance for the run-walk was very high; Bennet said the amount of runners that showed was roughly double the pre-registered amount at 50. The birthday bash included games and activities for children and their parents.
The ERC was established in 1953. Current Director Tom McEvoy said the commission has lasted this long due to community investment, and a wide range of activities to participate in.