Those who register before Sept. 15
will have a discounted registration of $30, which includes a Dri-Fit
race shirt and finisher's medal. After Sept. 15, the registration
fee will increase to $35. Shirts are not guaranteed for late
registrants. Youth 12 and under can register for $10. Runners and
walkers of all fitness levels and ages can register online at
At 9 a.m., rain or shine, walkers
and runners of all fitness levels will take off in the Moving
Forward 5K Run/Walk at Madigan Park.
This is a chip-timed event. All
finishers will earn medals. Prizes will be awarded to the top
finishers in the following categories: overall male, overall female,
60 and over male, 60 and over female, 11 and under male, 11 and
under female, and the stroller category.
"Our mission is to improve the
health of the people and communities we serve, and what better way
than through exercise? I hope that this event encourages people of
all fitness levels to get moving forward towards good health," said
Todd Mourning, D.P.T., physical therapist and manager of rehab
services at ALMH.
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare
Foundation will use proceeds from the Moving Forward 5K Run/Walk to
support local wellness programs.
Memorial SportsCare at ALMH is a
full-service athletic training program for young athletes and active
adults. Services include performance enhancement, injury prevention,
concussion management, training zone programs, high-tech knee and
shoulder treatment, and more.
For more information about the
Moving Forward 5K event, call the ALMH Rehabilitation Department at
217-605-5500 or visit
Jaycees need volunteers and donations for haunted house
The Lincoln Jaycees need
volunteers to help build and run this year's haunted house attraction.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Materials (such as paint, nails
and tools) and monetary donations are also being sought.If you are interested in volunteering
or sponsoring the haunted house, contact Chrystal at 217-871-0441.
This year's haunted house will open
Oct. 11 at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St. For all
the details, visit
The Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House
has been an annual Lincoln tradition for several decades. It is used
as a primary fundraiser for other Lincoln Jaycees projects, such as
the Senior Feast, Angel Tree and an Easter egg hunt.
The Lincoln Jaycees are a
not-for-profit organization serving Lincoln and the surrounding
communities. The organization gives young people ages 18-40 the
tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in
the areas of business development, management skills, individual
training, community service and international connections.
Membership meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each
month at the Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St., and are
open to everyone.
Community Action utility assistance program begins
The Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois is accepting applications this month for the Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. Community Action administers the
assistance in DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties. The program
provides a one-time benefit toward utilities for eligible households.
To qualify for the priority period of
Sept. 3-30, individuals must have incomes of no more than 150
percent of the federal poverty level. Households that have seniors
or disabled residents can apply.
For October, applications
accepted will be expanded to include households that have families
with children under 6 and disconnected households.
All other households that meet the 150 percent federal poverty
guidelines will be eligible for the program beginning Nov. 1 and
continuing to May 31, 2014, or until all funds are depleted.
The amount of the utility payment is determined by the household
income, size, fuel type and geographic location in the state. The
energy source does not have to be natural gas or electricity in
order to receive assistance. Payments are made directly to vendors
on behalf of the households.
Those interested in participating can
contact their local Community Action office to schedule an
217-732-2159, ext. 226
Piatt County: 217-762-2421
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois serves
low-income, disabled and elderly households in six central Illinois
counties. For more information, visit
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