Memory of Bill Mitchell remains strong with annual fun run

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PALMER — Bill Mitchell died in March just a week shy of his 98th birthday after leading a life full of service and joy. But the spirit of Mitchell and impact on the community remains strong.

Each year runners help kick off the Colony Days festivities by remembering one of the pioneers of the running community in the Mat-Su Valley when the Bill Mitchell Memorial Fun Run departs from the Colony Inn. 

“He felt allegiance to the run and keeping it going and you know I think he really did feel that running was just a good healthy thing for people to do, that it was called the fun run you

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