Glenn Hightower — who died last January, at 76 — touched many lives.
He was a Westport school system administrator, softball coach, United Methodist Church parishioner, Rotarian, Westport Weston Family YMCA volunteer, and competitive handball and basketball player.
He was also the longtime principal of Bedford Junior High and Middle Schools (when they were on Riverside Avenue), and an avid runner.
Those last 2 accomplishments converge this Wednesday (December 27, 12 noon). A bench and plaque will be dedicated in his name — at the school he served for so many years. Hightower’s many friends and fans are invited to the ceremony, at the side parking lot closest to the track entrance.
The project was financed by private donations, and Westport Athletic Club members. Hightower completed 16 New York City marathons, and 10 ultra-marathons.
He often ran to raise money for charity. Now, funds have been donated to remember this very giving man.
(Hat tip: Reess Kennedy)