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2009-04-23 / Community News

Fifth Annual Rotary 5 K Fun Run/Walk

5-K Runners from 2008 5-K Runners from 2008 The Lexington Rotary Club will have their 5th annual FUN RUN/ WALK "Run For Rotary" on Saturday, May 2, 2008. Registration will begin at 7:30 with the run/walk starting at 8 a.m. The run/walk will begin at the First Christian Church. The course will be an out and back along CR 410. There should be minimal traffic and the perfect setting for a countryside stroll with your children and also a nice course for the seasoned runner.

Proceeds from this event will be used for local and/or international projects chosen by the Lexington Rotary Club. Some of the local projects they have been a part of include Blue Santa and Reading is Fundamental. They have also contributed to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department and various other charitable organizations and/or fundraisers and benefits locally. They present two Lexington High School students each year the Rotary Youth Leadership Award which entitles them to attend a leadership camp held at McKinney Roughs in Bastrop, Texas. These are students who exemplify the organization's moto which is "Service Above Self". Internationally, they have helped to provide school supplies to poverty stricken students in Mexico and contributed money to eradicate polio all over the world.

Runners and walkers of all ages enjoy the Rotary Fun Run! Runners and walkers of all ages enjoy the Rotary Fun Run! They have also sponsored an Interact Club within Lexington High School. Interact is a service and social club for young people ages 14- 18. This group is also involved in developing and implementing local and international service projects.

Rotary International is an organization dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through education and humanitarian projects at home and throughout the world.

For entry forms or more information please contact Kim Dowdy by phone at 979-773-0008, e-mail kimdowdy@verizon.net or contact any Rotary Club member.

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