Marathon coming through Sunday
A predicted wet and cold experience notwithstandings, several thousand runners taking part in the Chevron Houston Marathon will come through the Woodland Heights Sunday morning. Local Hoopla Committee chairs Arthur and Vicki Mournian have a work party set for Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at their house at 1109 East Seventh, to make signs and formulate plans to give the runners a proper welcome.
The marathon's route has it coming into the neighborhood along White Oak from the east, north on Michaux to East 11th, west to Studewood, and then south along the newly-refinished thoroughfare and on to the rest of the route under Interstate 10.
``This first time I did this, to tell you the truth, I had to be talked into it,'' Mournian said in the Home in the Heights print column last week. ``But I've had so many runners and friends of runners who tell me how much they appreciate it, and I've seen the looks on the runners' faces when they come through here and it's really become a joy to help out. I mean, if they can get out there, the least I can do is try to cheer them on. It seems to give them that little burst they need and I'm happy to do it.''
Mournian asks that anyone who is running or walking the full or half marathon, or anyone who knows someone who is doing it, to give him the name and/or bib number so that the committee can put together a welcome sign. The signs will be placed along Studewood from 7 to 6 streets.
For more information on how to help out, call Mournian at 713-202-3018 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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