5K event to benefit the Butterfly House

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Town Crier News Staff

It is time to sign up for the 5K run/walk benefit for the Butterfly House. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Adams Estate in Leachville.

"We are excited to host our first 5K and we appreciate the Adams family for opening their beautiful gardens to us," President/founder of the Butterfly House Danna Deaton said. "We are also excited to have a confirmation from Congressman Rick Crawford to attend. We invited several other officials and, hopefully, they will be able to join us."

Registration forms are available at Gamble's Home Furnishings in Manila or on-line. Forms are available on-line by logging on to racesonline.com; type in Leachville Oct. 29, click on Harvest Run 5K.

Registration fee is $15 if registering on line and $20 for the mail-in registration.

Mail-in registration must be received by Oct. 15 to guarantee t-shirt and goodie bag. Mail-in registration cut-off date is Oct. 21.

"It is going to be a great day," Deaton said. "Participants are welcome to run the 3.1 miles or walk."

Deaton expressed her appreciation to the board and all of the individuals, churches, and organizations for their support in helping make the Butterfly House a step closer with each donation.

The Butterfly House is a non-profit faith based recovery center for women.

"It will transform lives," Deaton said. "It is a free program for the women who are seeking a better way of life and trying to break free from addiction. The women will also learn life skills including parenting, budgeting, cooking, exercise, and much more including earning their GED.

The Butterfly House is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Deaton said she is looking forward to the 5K and challenges others to join for a good day of exercise and fellowship for a great cause.

"A special thanks to Myrna and Tina Adams, our race sponsors, our race coordinator DeShawnna Doke and race committee chair Laura Imler," Deaton said. "We need sponsors and donations for goody bags given to racers. Drinks and snacks will be provided."

Anyone wishing to help or for more information may contact Doke at 635-3089 or Imler at 623-6888.

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