The Second Annual Gary Vermeer Memorial 5K is coming up. The run will be Thursday, September 29th, Vermeer’s birthday. Last year’s race saw 300 Vermeer employees turn out and raised $1,500 for the Pella Wildlife organization. Vermeer spokesperson Teri Vos says the event is a way to remember the company’s founder, Gary Vermeer. For more information contact Teresa Hovell at 621-7361.