Saturday Sept. 12 will be a busy day in the city of Logan with a host of events and festivities.
The City of Logan is hosting a “Tunnel to Tower” 5k walk and run. The Tunnel to Tower race will be ran all over the nation in memoriam of the lives lost in the September 11 terror attacks.
Firefighters from the City of Logan Fire Department and other agencies will take the first lap of the 5k in full gear to honor the memory of Brooklyn firefighter Stephen Siller. During the September 11 terror attacks, Siller ran through the closed Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York in full gear to make it to Ground Zero where he would ultimately give his life while helping others.
Funds raised at the 5k will be used to help fund Operation Santa in Logan County where firefighters and local veterans collect and deliver toys to children throughout Logan County.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday Sept. 12 on Midelbug Island in front of Logan High School. Tri State Racer will time the race, and registration fees for the event are $30. Participants will receive a Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower 5k shirt. Registration information can be found at the event’s Facebook page, City of Logan Tunnel to Tower 5K Walk/Run, by calling 304-752-4044 or by emailing [email protected]
The Mullins-based motorcycle ministry Ministers of Fire MM will also host a “Take it Back” event at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan Sept. 12.
Beginning at 2 p.m., a motorcycle show will be held at the Logan County Courthouse. Street venders and face painting will also be available. Animal rescue group, The Paws Squad will be on hand with animals available for adoption or foster.
At 5 p.m., the Take it Back event will begin in earnest at the Coalfield Jamboree. Chris Ellis helped to coordinate the show and he described it by saying, “The theme of Take it Back is to bring about drug awareness and try to encourage people to take back their loved ones, communities and homes from the grip of addiction. It’s a faith-based event with christian musical groups performing.”
Pastor of the Mullens Family Worship Center in Wyoming County and founder of Ministers of Fire John “Rev” Rogers will be the featured speaker for the event, and Chris Trent, family resource network director and chairman of the PIECES Coalition will also speak at the event. PIECES director Jeremy Farely added, “I encourage everybody to come out. People are trying to bring positive influences into our town.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]