Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO –  The 2nd annual Partners in Permanency and Stability Foster Care Fair kicked off the first family fun weekend event in June as 45 contestants showed up for the 5K/1 Mile run. The run took place along the Concho River down to the Bosque (Bart Dewitt Park).

High Sky Children’s Ranch, Foster Care Case Manager, Cortney Flores stated a two-fold reason for this year’s Fair.

“It is to bring awareness to the need for foster care families in our particular area.” It is also to raise money for our Child Services Board,” said Flores. Last year HSCR raised $2,600.

Left-to-right, front row: Cortney Flores and Reba Waller. Left-to-right, back row: Gabriela Zapata and Morgan Wallace

One of the families to participate for the first time in the 1 Mile run was Amanda Williams and her two children: 10-year-old, Aiden and nine-year-old, Eryn. Both of them attend Wall Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Staphany Marin, High Sky Childen's Ranch Verification Specialist

The winners of the race who finished 1st - Kevin Piper, (large Yeti tumbler) 2nd - Gabriela Zapata (medium Yeti tumbler) and 3rd - Aidan Williams (small Yeti tumbler). 

After the 5K/1 Mile concluded, other scheduled activities included a volleyball tournament, miniature golf tournament, face-painting, etc.  

Photos within slide show are courtesy of High Sky Children's Ranch, Staphany Marin

Among the agencies in attendance were, Safe Kids Coalition, the San Angelo Fire Department, the San Angelo Police Department and the Young Lawyers Association. 

Along with High Sky, other partner agencies consisted of: Partners in Permanency and Stability, Child Advocacy Center, Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Placing Agencies, the Child Services Board, and the Concho Valley Foster Parent Association.

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