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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • 4C's to host fourth annual 5k Saturday

  • The Christian Community Compassion Center will host its fourth annual 5k walk/run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Harrisburg Middle School.

    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.


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  • The Christian Community Compassion Center will host its fourth annual 5k walk/run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Harrisburg Middle School.
    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
    Funds raised through this event will help support the 4C's homeless shelter, food pantry and Helping Hands. The Helping Hands program assists people with paying rent, utility bills and offers gasoline vouchers to those with medical problems.
    Sharon Behnke-Fleege, 4C's board member and activities coordinator, said they usually have around 100 participants. Last year's event raised about $7,000.
    “That was a big year for us,” she said.
    The pre-registration fee for applications received by Wednesday is $15; the race day registration fee is $18.
    Applications for the 5k can be printed out at the 4C's internet site, www.saline4c.org or by calling Fleege at (618) 841-6701. Applications will also be available the day of the event.
    Board members are hoping to see a big turnout this year.
    “This is one of our main fundraisers,” said Fleege.
    There will also be a Kids Fun Run after the 5k. There is no cost for kids to participate in the fun run, and they will receive a ribbon for participation.
    The fun run will begin at the close of the 5k, which is usually around 9:30 a.m., depending on participation.
    Monetary donations may be sent to Christian Community Compassion Center, P.O. Box 422, Harrisburg, IL 62946.

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