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MOMS hike to fund school programs

The Union StaffVicki Parker (third from left) is "congratulated" by (from left) Diana Lowrey, Wendy Riley and Karen Leigh Sharp after being named the first recipient of the Wendy Riley Role-Model award at the Moms on the Mountain fund-raising hike.
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Almost $25,000 was raised for Nevada City schools’ arts and technology programs at Saturday’s eighth annual Moms on the Mountains hike.

Over 200 hikers walked the Crows Nest Trail at Soda Springs to raise money for the programs.

Participants came from as far away as Escondido.

“With the state of the economy and the hit on personal portfolios, we’re extremely thrilled with the … generosity of this community,” said Trish Gerving, a board member of the Nevada City Schools Foundation.

For the first time, event organizers presented the Wendy Riley Role-Model Award, named for the hike’s founder. The award went to Vicki Parker, last year’s hike director who has been involved in the event for eight years.

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