Walk Raises Money For St. Jude’s

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A good crowd of people showed up Saturday for the Second Annual Walk For Hope. It was a beautiful day for face painting, a bounce house and of course a 5K walk that benefits the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Big 94.5 Country partnered with Prairie Band Potawatomi for this Walk for Hope.

“We’ve never had a partnership like this before and we thought it would be a good opportunity to partner for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and all the money goes to the organization,” said Hattie Mitchell,

Mitchell says that many organizations partnered together to provide the artwork, raffle items, food and drinks.Art

“The designs for the T-shirts that we have here are from our Art Provider Circle and they helped to design the logo we used last year and this year,” said Mitchell. “Our language department helped to do the invocation. We had more artwork done by our kids. They drew ideas of what they think the Walk for Hope is and we like to encourage creative activity.”

The American Legion Post 410, also known as We-Ta-Se in Potawatomi, posted their colors before the walk began. A prayer was said in Potawatomi, as well.

The American Legion Post 410, also known as We-ta-se, posted their colors before the Walk For Hope started.

Many people who walked Saturday were there to raise money for a good cause.

“It’s fun to have things that are tied to a community and tied to making a community better. So usually when you go out and do these runs you can get involved with a lot of other community efforts and learn about what organizations are doing to make the community better,” said Jamie Slack who was at the walk promoting the National Night Out Against Crime, which is August 9th.

Dogs were welcome this year, too. For $5 extra your four-legged friend could Walk For Hope, too.

“We included dogs so people could have fun with their family and their pets, and the money goes to the cause,” said Mitchell.

After the walk, hotdogs, chips and ice cream were served to participants.

Then, the raffle. Photos of the winners can be found below.