Friends of Rogers celebrates milestones

“Goose Chasers” await the “honk of the airhorn” announcing the second annual ‘Wild Goose Chase’ held at Rogers Environmental Education Center Sept. 16. Learn more about the diverse programming offered by Friends of Rogers during their annual business meeting scheduled for Oct. 21. Photo courtesy Mike Rodriguez

More than 88 enthusiastic athletes went for a Wild Goose Chase along the trails of Rogers Center in Sherburne Sept. 16. This second annual 5K trail run/walk, sponsored by New York Central Mutual, featured well-groomed trails and a beautiful view of the surrounding valley.

In the female adult division, first place went to Megan Rodriguez, Kelly Small came in second and Amy Evans took third. Adam Aldrich came in first place for the adult male division, with John Robertson placing second and Jay Scott taking third. Female youth were led by Kaitlyn Loiselle, followed by

Female youth were led by Kaitlyn Loiselle, followed by Delayney Beers in second, with Kianna Quinn placing third. Josh Larchar won the male youth division with Addison Schoonmaker taking second.

“Over the last year, Friends of Rogers has continued our upward trajectory of success, solidifying our standing as the region’s premier eco-tourist destination,” said Simon Solomon, executive director. “Our second annual ‘Wild Goose Chase’ is just one example of the many dynamic programs we host at Rogers Center.”

Friends of Rogers will hold its annual business meeting on October 21 at 5 pm in the Visitor Center classroom. All current and prospective members of the organization are invited to attend.

“Our annual business meeting is a great opportunity to learn about the progress we’ve made over the last 12 months,” said Solomon. “Please join us to hear more about this year’s remarkable initiatives such as the ‘Wild Goose Chase.’”

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (607) 674-4733 or visit

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