by: Merlin Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) on behalf of the Lake Run Club
ABC #142 will be hosted by Pat & Stacy Sheridan, 815 Smith Drive in Normal (Maplewood subdivision between Jersey and Emerson, near Ewing Park II).
The run will start at 8:00 a.m. (doors open at 7:30) on Saturday, November 10.
ABC #142 will support a family participating in the Adopt-A-Family program. Let's get together to adopt a family for Christmas!
The event is free. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Courses: Option #1: 5 mile road & Constitution trail out-and back course (or run less by turning around at any point).
Option #2: trail run -- go any desired distance by repeating a 1.25 mile figure 8 course at Ewing Park
Amenities: Water/Gatorade will be near the 2.5 mile point of the road course and at the Sheridan's home.
After the run, hang out for great food. The menu includes Stacy’s egg/sausage casserole, Jay's pancakes, Meg’s coffee cake, and more! Bring something to share if you wish.
Adopt-a-Family was started in 1980 by two volunteers in their basement. Their goal was to provide Christmas for a few needy families and several foster children. The program was created as an effort to meet the social, emotional, and financial needs of low-income, multi-dysfunctional families. The program soon outgrew the basement and became a program of The Children’s Foundation. For over 30 years, The Children's Foundation Adopt-a-Family Program has provided NEW items for local needy children and families at Christmas, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts. It is a very comprehensive program as it provides for the household needs of the family as well as those of the individual. Our program is volunteer-driven and the support we received from the community is invaluable. Only families and individuals who are receiving services from The Children’s Foundation are eligible for Adopt-a-Family gifts. Eligibility for individuals and families is determined by their Family Support Worker. This is not an open enrollment program. Recipients are required to sign a contract stating that they will not pursue getting gifts from other Christmas charity programs. All voluntary donations will go to help our family in need.
Upcoming ABC runs:
There will be no ABC run in December.
Here is a tentative schedule for 2019:
ABC#143: Saturday, January 12, at/for Sugar Grove Nature Center
ABC#144: Sunday, February 3, at/for Scott Early Learning Center
ABC#145: Saturday, March 16, at Robyn & Gregg’s home, for Project Oz
ABC#146: Saturday, April 13, at/for The Baby Fold
ABC#147: Saturday, May 18, at/for Timber Pointe Easter Seals Camp (aka Multi-Sport Day)
ABC#148: Sunday, July 14, at the Anderson home, for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
ABC#149: Saturday, August 31, at Schumacher's home,, for Seedling Theatre
ABC#150: Sunday, October 6, at Sugar Grove Nature Center, for Heartland Head Start
ABC#151: Saturday, November 9, place TBD, for Adopt-A-Family