The Cedar Grove High School Music Matters program held its third annual Fat Tuesday Two Mile Run with 23 runners taking to the road despite the frigid cold.
The race was started by Abraham Lincoln (Philip Jessen) who was celebrating his 204th birthday.
Music Matters raises money to provide scholarships, curriculum trips, music and to purchase items not included in the music budget, said Cedar Grove High School Music Director Jennifer Jessen-Foose.
“It's great for the music department and it's really one of our best fundraisers that gets the community together,” said Cedar Grove High School Junior Becca Altschul, a member of the choir.
“It's a fun way to get people together,” said Cedar Grove High School Senior Jessah Hogue. “It's not just for students, a lot of adults get into it too.”
After the race runners were able to enjoy a warm pancake dinner provided by the Cedar Grove Elk's Lodge.