Community Sports

Power walk/run planned for Backroad Angel Scholarships

The Backroad Angel, a private nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a power walk or run event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Don Meredith Stadium to raise funds for scholarships for graduating students from area high schools.

The scholarship was established to honor the memory of  18-year-old Nicole “Critter” Barela of Mount Vernon, whose life was taken in an automobile accident on March 21, 2015. For details about the event and how to participate, see the April 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.