Over The Hill race benefits beautification

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Dr. Jim Parker, right, presents a check for $3,000 to Mount Shasta Beautification Committee secretary Dan Avila. The funds are proceeds from the past three year’s of the Over The Hill Classic. This year’s Over The Hill Classic is scheduled for March 28.

The “Over The Hill Classic” recently donated $3,000 to the Mount Shasta Beautification Committee.

Held annually as a fundraiser for Beautification, this year’s Over The Hill Classic, a ski and snowboard event for adults age 50 and over, is scheduled for March 28 at the Mt. Shasta Ski Park.

Over The Hill committee member Mario Marchi said funds are raised each year from a raffle, event entry fees and sponsors including Mercy Medical Center, The Fifth Season, Chet Collins Chiropractic, and Cresswell Physical Therapy in Redding.

Old fashioned ski posters designed by Janette Brown and hats are also being sold this year to raise funds.

Marchi said the $3,000 donation represents proceeds from the past three Over The Hill events. Half of it is to be used for the hanging baskets in downtown Mount Shasta, the other half for a project of the Beautification Committee’s choice.

“We encourage everybody to participate in the fun event. It’s not heavy competition,”?said Marchi, who is joined on the Over The Hill Committee by Alysia Jantzer, Dr. Jim Parker, Nick Satariano, Mike MacAllister and Jack Howard.

More information is available at overthehillms.com.