Herbie's Home "TOWN LOOP"
Sat., August 16, 2014 
4-mile run/walk & 10-mile run 8:30am, 14-mile bike ride 10 am

Downtown Bellefonte at the Arts Fair.
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Created by Jeremy’s friends and family, Herbie’s Home “TOWN LOOP” (HHL) is a community run/walk and bike ride event held annually in memory of Jeremy…to remember him, to honor him, and to give something back to the community who gave so much to them. This year will mark the 8th Annual HHL. In conjunction with the Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair, the event will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 beginning at 8:30AM the intersection of High and Spring Streets. Funds raised will be used to help build a community track in Bellefonte and sustain Jeremy’s Garden.

Following Jeremy’s death on April 16, 2007 there was an outpouring of love and support from the Bellefonte and State College communities for Jeremy and his family that they will forever be grateful for. By the time that summer of 2007 rolled around Jeremy’s family was anxiously looking for a way to give something back to their community as a thank you of sorts. They knew that whatever they did would seem small in comparison to what the community had done for them but they were determined to try and come up with something substantial. As well, they desperately wanted to do something for Jeremy, not just to remember him, but to give him his day, the day he’d never have, as he’d lost out on so much through his untimely death (gradations and a wedding, children, birthday party milestones, all of that stuff that’s so easy for us to overlook in our everyday lives and take for granted). And so, they created this event.

Initially, HHL was just a 4-mile run. The race course was purposively chosen because it follows a route that Jeremy and his siblings used to run together quite often. Jeremy was always naming his runs silly things, and this run naturally picked up the tag line of “Town Loop” (it looped the town of Bellefonte). From Day 1, Jeremy’s High School Cross Country and Track teammates and coaches called him Herbie. His hometown was Bellefonte, and so, we fittingly named the event Herbie’s Home “Town Loop”.
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Year after year, we aim to promote a healthy community and non-violence through Herbie’s Hometown Loop (HHL).  We’d love for you to join us in keeping Jeremy’s spirit alive by lending a helping hand this August, through in-kind donations, volunteerism, participation, financial assistance, or advertising for HHL.

All funds raised from Herbie’s Hometown Loop, and its associated events, will be donated to The Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation with two goals in mind:

1. Building a community running track in Bellefonte, and;

2. Establishing Jeremy’s Garden, offering a peaceful place to garden, and a resource to promote empathy and compassion toward the needs of others through gardening and delivering harvested vegetables and flowers to those facing trying times.

Should you be interested in sponsoring Herbie’s Hometown Loop and/or The Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation please contact our Event Planner, Jen Herbstritt @ jennifer.herbstritt@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for considering supporting Herbie’s Hometown Loop. 

***A HUGE THANK YOU TO LAST YEAR’S RACE SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS!!!!

A Flower Basket

Altoona Curve

Appalachian Outdoors

Bellefonte Lanes

Bellefonte Wok

YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte Branch

Best Western Plus

Bonfatto’s

Brothers NY Style Pizzeria

Burger King Bellefonte

Capperella Furniture

Dr. Candace Covey, Optometrist

Centre HomeCare

Catholic Daughters of St. Johns Bellefonte

CCDA Waters

Cheese Shoppe

Centre Hall Farm Store

Centre Herd Health Services

Cool Beans Coffee & Tea

Collegiate Pride

Confer’s Jewelers

Cracker Barrel State College

CPI Nursing Students

BAHS XC Students and Parents

Cullighan Water Conditioning

Curves for Women Bellefonte

Damon’s Grill

Del Grosso Foods, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Pine, DMD

Centre County Dairy Princess

Bellefonte Twist

Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Brenda Hester

Diamond Deli

Drayer Physical Therapy

Dunkin Donuts Downtown State College

Edible Arrangements Benner Pike

First National Bank Bellefonte

Freeze Thaw Cycles

Fulton Bank

Fun Unleashed

Garfield’s Restaurant Nittany Mall The Bellefonte Gazette

Café on the Park/Good Eats Sweet Treats

Gorgeous Hair Designs by Jonna

Giant East College Ave.

Hofbrau

HERR’S

Holsingers Automotive Rep

Home-D Pizzeria

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House State College

Hot Dog House

Howard Nursery PA Game Commission

Irving’s Bagels

Jim’s Italian Cuisine

Johns Hunting & Fishing

Kevin Lingle, Graphic Designer

King’s Custom Lawn Service

Knights of Columbus St. John’s Bellefonte

Kolbrooks Veterinarian Clinic

Linn Realty

Lykens Market, Inc.

LMR Tire

Lyons Kennels

The Angel Fund

Maria’s Sub and Pizza Shop

McDonald’s Nittany Mall, Store #4428

M & M Copy Service

Meyer Dairy

Mount Nittany Winery

Miller Auto Washing, Waxing, & Detailing

NAPA Auto Parts Bellefonte

Dr. Wade Newman, DDS

Nature’s Cover

Nastase Beer Distributor

NVRC

Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast Bellefonte

Our Hair Place

Papa John’s North Atherton

Paula Mott Afghans

Pampered Chef Consultant Becky Mays

Panera Bread North Atherton

Phoenix Rehab & Health Services

Pizza Hut Bellefonte

Pizza MiaPlumb’s Card & Gift Shop Bellefonte

Port’s Sports Emporium

Provan Enterprises

Pure Imagination

Rapid Transit

Ramada Inn State College

P.J. Harrigan’s

RedLINE

Rita’s Italian Ice

Rose’s Surplus Outlet

Roy Brooks Welding, Inc.

Saint’s Café

Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church

Shear Spirit

Sheetz (Lemont)

Shuey Farms

SPE Federal Credit Union

Straley Veterinary Associates

State College Spikes Baseball Club

State Farm Insurance

StressBusters Karaoke DJ Rick

Strouse Electric

Swartz Fire & Safety Equipment Co.

Subway Bellefonte

Tait Farm Foods

The Bicycle Shop

The Queen Ann Victorian Bed and Breakfast Bellefonte

Triangle Building Supplies

Truck Stuff & More

UEC Theatre Premiere Drive

UEC Theatre College 9

Tussey Mountain Outfitters

Victory Sports & Fitness

Waffle Shop Bellefonte

Walmart Distribution Center Woodland #6027

Wegman’s State College

Weis Market Bellefonte

Weis Market Rolling Ridge Drive

Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc.

Wolf Furniture State College

Woodring’s Floral Gardens Bellefonte

Your Building Centers Inc.

 

***A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!!

Kim Gasper, Race Director

Kevin Lingle, Graphic Designer

Greg Fredericks

Jeff Johnson

Phyllis Austin

Nancy & Dick Dixon

Fran & John Bonfatto

Dave & Jannie Provan

Joe Schoch

Chris King

George & Pam Callahan

Frannie Mason

Amy Allison

Elda Mulfinger

Harry Richner

Kathy Lingle

Mike, Mary, Brittany, Bethanie and Brianna Meier

Katie and Brian Tittman

Chris, Chuck, Elizabeth and Nate Meier

Alexis Gipson

Amanda Mullfinger

Jan Grasser

Dave Truesdale

Vickie & Rick Ackerman

Joyce Fellows

Jean Bonchack

CPI Nursing students

Stacey & Lucas Schellenberg

Lock Haven University Track Team

BAHS XC Team Students Athletes and ParentsBellefonte Police, Fire Police, and EMS

Centre County Dairy Princess and Coordinator, Candy Wasson

Pam Vaiana

Bibi & Mary Polak

Bellefonte Elks

Tammy St. Clair and Bellefonte Girl Scouts

Happy Valley Moms Run This Town

Laura Murphy

Kelly Berthold

Amy Bennett and Family

Truesdale Family

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