Vail Meadows Riding Center organizing 5k fundraiser

The Vail Meadows Riding Center is hosting a 5k run/walk to raise funds that will go towards rebuilding the barn that was destroyed by fire in March. The Run For The Meadows 5k will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2012 at the Millbury Fire Hall on 28410 Oak Street in Millbury. Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run and walk will commence at 10:00 a.m.

Awards will be given in the following categories: overall male and female, overall masters(40+) male and female and the top 3 winners of all age categories(male and female). The fee to participate in the event is $20.00 and a t-shirt costs $15. For more information log onto

Cindy Johnson keeps two of her family's horses at Vail Meadows. She says the fire devastated everyone with a connection to the riding center and she is grateful for the community's willingness to help the barn rebuild. "It was a horrible tragedy but I think now this place is being recognized for what it does," Mrs. Johnson said.