MEIGS COUNTY — The 3rd annual Josh Napper Memorial Scholarship Run drew a large crowd on Saturday, raising money for the annual scholarship.
The run was established three years ago in memory of Napper who died as a result of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in April 2010.
The annual run raises money for the Josh Napper Scholarship which is given each year to a Meigs High School senior who will be majoring in nursing.
This year’s run began and ended at Fox’s Pizza Den on the River, with pizza and wings served after the run.
Live music was performed by Back Road Remedy following the run.
While many local residents participate in the event, several co-workers from the W.Va. coal mines also took part in the run.
The event is held the fourth Saturday of September each year.