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Dodson and Hatcher win second annual 5K Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken Run

Posted by webmaster | Posted in Comedy Barn, Comedy Barn Press Releases | Posted on 02-09-2014


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2014 — Runners Isaiah Dodson, 17, of Jefferson City, and Haley Hatcher, 20, of Sevierville won the second-ever 5K Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken Run on Saturday. Dodson finished the course as the male open winner in 17:36 and Hatcher finished the course as the female open winner in 21:32.  Jessica Lambert, 40, of Sevierville was the female master winner in 25:51 and Todd Caldwell, 42, also of Sevierville was the male master winner in 18:12.  Caldwell was the winner last year of the first ever 5-K Comedy Barn Theater® Kickin’ Chicken run.

Other winners this year were female grandmaster winner, Atress McBee, 52, who finished in 28:08 and male grandmaster winner, Mike Cannon, 54, of Beaverton, Al., who finished in 21:12.  Female Veteran Winner, Barb Liehgeber, 62, of Sevierville finished in 37:26 and male veteran winner James Brown, 60, of Maryville finished in 23:18.   A total of 184 people participated in the race, 145 of which were runners.  The race was sponsored by The Comedy Barn Theater® to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.  The 100th finisher across the line was Kennedy Fleming, 19, of Sevierville in 37:35. Fleming received $100 cash.

Officials of The Comedy Barn Theater® were well pleased with the event, and have announced that the 5K Kickin’ Chicken Run will be held annually.  David Fee, president of Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group and co-owner of The Comedy Barn Theater® said, “Our second 5K run exceeded our expectations.  We are glad so many people participated and we were able to help so many people. We look forward to doing it again next year.”

“We are all about children at The Comedy Barn®,” said Clyde Foley Cummins, race director and performer at The Comedy Barn®.  “We wanted to give back to the community.  Nothing is more worthy than child causes.”

Winners in each of 16 age divisions received medals and first places winners received tickets to The Comedy Barn Theater®.  The top male and female winners got tickets to Fee/Hedrick Shows including The Comedy Barn®, The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and The Smoky Mountain Opry.  They also received an accommodations package from SeePigeonForge.com.

The Comedy Barn®, is an award winning clean family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. The show features magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, clean family comedians, live country and gospel music and fun barnyard animals.

For more information call 1-800-29 LAUGH or see The Comedy Barn® web site‎ at http://www.comedybarn.com/kickinchicken. The Comedy Barn® Show is part of the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group that also includes: the “Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show;” “The Smoky Mountain Opry Variety Show;” “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show ” starring The Blackwood’s; Happy Days Diner, Chef’s Catering and www.SeePigeonForge.com.