08/27/12 For about 15 years Adams Street Kids (ASK) has been hosting the Blueberry Stomp just prior to the Blueberry Festival Parade on Labor Day.

Art Jacobs from the First United Methodist Church has served as the race director for the last four years.  This is a huge undertaking and the main fundraiser for the youth involved in the five churches.  The various churches involved each have duties such as The First United Methodist Church has the race director, sound system as the finish line and awards.  The Church of the Brethren handles all food and drink for the runners while the First United Church of Christ dose all the race prep for the course and traffic control.  Saint Thomas Episcopal is in charge of all runner registration and packet pick-up while the First Presbyterian Church gathers sponsors for the Stomp and takes care of showers at the park for the runners after the race.

  Jacobs said registrations are already in excess of 600 and they always anticipate an additional 200 to 300 online during this the final week.  He also noted, “The sponsors that support us with money, goods, and manpower help the race to be so successful.”

Sponsors and supporters of the 39th Annual Blueberry Stomp are: Coca Cola, Hoosier Racing Tire, Beacon Credit Union, 1st Federal Savings Bank, 1st Source Bank, LaFree Orthopedics, Shelaon Fruit Market, Morrow Insurance Agency, Dentist Thomas Pedavoli, Cardinal Supply, Jones Huff & Jones Attorneys at Law, Miller/Norcen Agency, Larry Holloway, the Plymouth Park Department, Culver Military Academy, Plymouth Fire Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Dentist William Record, Gibson Foundation, Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Ponderosa, Re/Max, Goebel, Inc, Meijer Foods, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lake City Bank, Yoder’s Sports Center, Mike Anderson Auto Group, Bowen Printing, the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth Police Department and GB Customs.

  Churches that support ASK and the Blueberry Stomp include the First United Methodist Church, First United Church of Christ, Church of the Brethren, Saint Thomas Episcopal and the First Presbyterian Church.

The Marshall County Blueberry Festival Committee is also a huge supporter of the Stomp.