Kreger anchors the Harvest Festival

A runner was instrumental in getting the Wolfforth Harvest Festival running this year.

Shawndelle Kreger spends a lot of time on her feet as the owner of a hair salon, Kuts & Kurls, as well as while running to stay in shape. Her love of running inspired her to take over the Fun Run and to help add an adult version of the race during this year’s Harvest Festival.

The Fun Run is a one-mile run for elementary school-aged children, but Kreger said many parents end up running with their children in the jog around Patterson Park in Wolfforth. So an adult five-kilometer run was added to the Harvest Festival schedule of events to accommodate runners who are older than elementary school students.

“This is my first year that I’ve been over the Fun Run,” Kreger said, noting that she has always had children running before.

Next year, Kreger said she hopes the adult run will be more heavily promoted, but she said she was pleasantly surprised that 25 people participated, with most of them signing up just prior to the race.

Kreger took up running as a way to stay fit and to keep up with her seventh-grade son, Tyler, who also runs.

Shawndelle Kreger

Sons: Tyler and Dustin
Hobbies: Running and cooking

“My youngest son is a runner, so we run together,” Kreger said. Together they run 15-20 miles a week.

On Nov. 16, the two will run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Antonio.

“I’ve got close to completing it. I don’t feel like it’ll be any problem,” Kreger said of the upcoming race.

Kreger’s competitive family also works the competitive barbecuing circuit in West Texas during summer.

“We’ve won first in brisket three or four times,” Kreger said. The family also has placed with beans, chicken and ribs, but never high enough with all of the items at the same time to win overall, she said.

“We’re all involved. Everyone has a job to do,” she said.

Kreger has been a hair stylist for 14 years. She saw a need for a salon in Wolfforth 10 years ago, but did not foresee the growth that has occurred in the area. She moved and updated the salon about a year ago, she said.

Kreger, who has been a member of the Wolfforth Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for the past four years, is currently serving on the chamber’s board as secretary.

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