1st Annual Emmett Hannes Memorial 5k Run/ Walk
The Rotary Club of Giddings held the first Emmett Hannes Memorial 5k Run/Walk at the Lee County Courthouse in Giddings, Texas on Saturday March 3, 2012. Over 180 people from Lee County and the surrounding areas participated in the event.
Medals were awarded to the top three runners and top two walkers in each age group. All proceeds from the event will go to Rotary causes, some of which include scholarships for Lee County high school students and the eradication of Polio throughout the world. The Rotary Club of Giddings plans to make this an annual springtime event.
The event was held as a memorial to Emmett Hannes, one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Giddings. In addition to being an active Rotary member, Mr. Hannes was a civic leader in the Lee County community for all of his adult life. He was reared in Dime Box and began his banking career with Lexington State Bank in 1939.
The Rotary Club of Giddings was founded in 1955, for which he served as the first president.
Mr. Hannes passed away on May 20, 2010.