There was lots of excitement as over 40 entrants registered and received their T-shirts at the Hennessy Market for the Run, Roll and Stroll for Kids on Saturday morning, April 26th. The 5K and 1 mile races were open to the community and, despite the cold wintry weather, many families with kids in strollers entered the race; the kids received blue and white pinwheels. Winners were greeted with blue and white balloons and a crepe paper finish line. The fun run raised about $1,500 for the Child Evaluation Center which provides an early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. The Center provides assistance to about 40 families a year.
The Butte Exchange Club is holding a fun run to increase awareness of Child Abuse in our community. No Excuse For Child Abuse: Run, Roll & Stroll for Kids will be held Saturday, April 26that 10:00 a.m starting at the Hennessy Market on Granite Street between Main and Wyoming. There will be a short one mile run and a longer 5K run. Registration may be done by mailing in the attached registration form or at 9:30 am at the start point of the race. The entry fee is $20 until April 18th, and after that $25. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Butte Child Evaluation Center
The 5K run will begin at the Hennessy Market, down Wyoming , over Park to Tech, then onto the trail and finishing back at Hennessy Market. The one mile run that will start at Hennessy Market, go down Wyoming to Park, over Park to the Mother Lode Theatre, and turn back to finish at Hennessy Market.
Suzanne Stilwell, wife of Club Member Jim Stilwell, delivered six baby quilts to the New Hope Clinic in October. As you can see from the photo these were lovely quilts and all were made by Suzanne. She offered to make a baby quilt on behalf of those donating $25 at the Silent Auction at the Hearts and Honky Tonk FunRaiser last February. Thus, through her sewing efforts, Suzanne raised $150 for the Club and six babies will receive these lovely quilts.