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Approximately 2,150 runners and walkers participated in Gobblegait this year. Together, $70,000 was raised, along with 3,319 pounds of food.

Gobblegait 2008: the best yet

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Gobblegait 2008 will go down in the record books. It was the biggest Gobblegait yet.

There were 2,150 runners/walkers at the event, held in downtown Hastings Thanksgiving morning. That's about 200 more participants than last year.


That means that Hastings Family Service will receive a check from Gobblegait organizers for $70,000. It's a big shot in the arm for the local food shelf, and it's coming at a time when demand at HFS is going up.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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