The people of the Kennett Run:
By Steven Hoffman
The 27th annual Kennett Run will be held on May 14 in Kennett Square, and the Chester County Press will be on hand with complete coverage of the annual event. In the weeks leading up to the race, we will be focusing on a few of the many people whose dedication to the Kennett Square community has helped make the Kennett Run more than just a race. This week, we sit down with Joseph Scalise, the borough manager of the Borough of Kennett Square.
Q: Can you tell us about Kennett Square Borough's involvement with the Kennett Run?
A: We hang their sponsor banners on the streetlight poles and assist with road closures and traffic control on the day of the event.
Q: When the Kennett Run was established, one of the goals of the race organizers was to stage an event that would showcase Kennett Square in a positive way. Do you think think the event has been successful in doing this?
A: Of course. It’s a very popular event with thousands of people visiting our town, and I’m not aware of any incidents to date. The race organizers do a great job of promoting and putting on the event.
Q: From your perspective, what does the Kennett Run mean to the Kennett Square community?
A: There are a multitude of nonprofits in the area that they are able to make meaningful contributions to, and we support and appreciate their desire to make the community better. I can always get behind an event that not only supports our community, but inspires people to push themselves and be active.