A Monday morning inspiration story from Vilonia alumni

Marla Baker, a VFA teacher, along with Frances Barger, her 82-year-old mother, participated in the Arkansas Senior Games, held in Hot Springs, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.  Mrs. Baker won medals as well as her mother.

Frances Barger competed in 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1500 meter and 5k and `10K.

Mrs. Barger is a 1952 Vilonia graduate where she ran in relay races. She began running in 5k races when she was 50-years-old.

“I wanted to run races with her because of her inspiration,” Mrs. Baker said. “We have run in National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio and Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are planning to attend the senior games in Birmingham, Alabama in June of 2017.