Thanks to a generous Johnston community, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld will be running 790 miles. Since Dec. 1, community members have dropped off bags of food, and monetary donations to the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community, City Hall, and the Johnston Public Library after the Mayor issued a challenge that she would run one-mile for every bag of food or $10 donated.
The great part is, all donations stay right here in Johnston at our only food pantry. The Johnston Partnership is located at 5870 Merle Hay Road, Suite D.
Her goal was 650-miles, and she undoubtedly exceeded that with the community support. Mayor Dierenfeld began checking off those miles on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Terra Park. Her goal is to complete the 790-miles by April 15, tax day!
Mayor Dierenfeld reminds the Johnston community of the need throughout the year at the Johnston Partnership. You can always donate online by visiting their website at www.johnstonpartnership.org.