The C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile had an uninvited guest Saturday. The fundraiser’s namesake, C Clyde Jones, says this is the first time in ten years his fundraiser for Shepherd’s Crossing has been rained out.
Neither rolling thunder nor downpouring rain could dampen anybody’s spirit at the event. Would-be runners lined up, crowded under a pavilion, to get a hug from the local celebrity. Jones agreed he’s likely the reason there was a large crowd despite the weather conditions at Frank Anneberg Park in Manhattan.
In June, hundreds of guests celebrated with Jones, who suffered a medical emergency the following month. There was no evidence that he’s recovering from a stroke, as he posed for photos, stood for hugs, and visited with participants. He plans to continue birthday celebrations as he closes in on centenarian status.
Donate to Shepherd’s Crossing using a link at K-State’s College of Business Administration: cba.k-state.edu To donate to the Jones family scholarships, go to mcfks.org