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”.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte Branch
Best Western Plus
Brothers NY Style Pizzeria
Burger King Bellefonte
Dr. Candace Covey, Optometrist
Catholic Daughters of St. Johns Bellefonte
Centre Hall Farm Store
Centre Herd Health Services
Cool Beans Coffee & Tea
Cracker Barrel State College
CPI Nursing Students
BAHS XC Students and Parents
Cullighan Water Conditioning
Curves for Women Bellefonte
Del Grosso Foods, Inc.
Dr. Christopher Pine, DMD
Centre County Dairy Princess
Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Brenda Hester
Drayer Physical Therapy
Dunkin Donuts Downtown State College
Edible Arrangements Benner Pike
First National Bank Bellefonte
Freeze Thaw Cycles
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.
Holsingers Automotive Rep
Hoss’s Steak & Sea House State College
Hot Dog House
Howard Nursery PA Game Commission
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
Lykens Market, Inc.
The Angel Fund
Maria’s Sub and Pizza Shop
McDonald’s Nittany Mall, Store #4428
M & M Copy Service
Mount Nittany Winery
Miller Auto Washing, Waxing, & Detailing
NAPA Auto Parts Bellefonte
Dr. Wade Newman, DDS
Nastase Beer Distributor
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
Ramada Inn State College
Rita’s Italian Ice
Rose’s Surplus Outlet
Roy Brooks Welding, Inc.
Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church
SPE Federal Credit Union
Straley Veterinary Associates
State College Spikes Baseball Club
State Farm Insurance
StressBusters Karaoke DJ Rick
Swartz Fire & Safety Equipment Co.
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
Nancy & Dick Dixon
Fran & John Bonfatto
Dave & Jannie Provan
George & Pam Callahan
Mike, Mary, Brittany, Bethanie and Brianna Meier
Katie and Brian Tittman
Chris, Chuck, Elizabeth and Nate Meier
Vickie & Rick Ackerman
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
Bibi & Mary Polak
Tammy St. Clair and Bellefonte Girl Scouts
Happy Valley Moms Run This Town
Amy Bennett and Family