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Parish runners win big in Andouille Festival race

From staff and wire reports -   Oct 04, 2007

Over 250 runners and walkers participated in the 29th annual Andouille Run, which was held Sunday, Sept. 23 in conjunction with the St. John Parish Andouille Festival.

The overall winners in the 2-mile run/walk were: Jesse LeBlanc of Reserve and Haley Hebert of Luling.

The overall winners in the 5-mile race were: Josť Cusco of Destrehan and Jennifer Stark of Prairieville.

Each winner was awarded with a plaque, a stick of andouille and a River Parishes Hospital duffle bag.

Prizes were then awarded to the top 15 men and women in the 2-mile race and to the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners in each age group of the 5-mile race.

"We are proud to be a part of St. John Parish's annual Andouille Festival," said Carrie Fisk, Marketing Director at River Parishes Hospital.

"It is one of the biggest and most commemorative events in our community. Participation in the run has grown tremendously over the past few years, and we hope to continue to make it a favorite among the runners in the parish."

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