FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Recipients Announced
(Duluth, Minn.) Grandma's Marathon has announced the recipients of the
2010 Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.
Lake County Engineer Al Goodman, St. Louis County Sign Supervisor Kent
Lunda and Duluth Police Department Patrol Lieutenant Ed Moroney will be
recognized for their contributions to Grandma's Marathon at an award
ceremony and breakfast Thursday, June 17 at 7 a.m. at Duluth's Radisson
A selection committee chose the 2010 recipients from nominations submitted
by area municipalities and the general public. The award, named after the
late Minnesota governor who was a large supporter of the annual event, is
given annually to up to three current or former public employees or elected
In 2006, Grandma's Marathon created the Rudy Perpich Public Service Award
to recognize the many current or former public employees and elected
officials who have exhibited dedication and service to the event.
The 5th annual Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Breakfast is the first of
many events being held during Grandma's Marathon weekend. The SMDC Health
System Health and Fitness Expo begins at 5 p.m. June 17 and continues all
day Friday, June 18. Other Friday events include the Michelina's
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids, guest
speaking presentations, the William A. Irvin 5K and live entertainment
in Canal Park.
The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma's Marathon are Saturday, June
19. For more information, visit www.GrandmasMarathon.com or call