Charity walk benefits Kenny Rogers Children's Center | Events
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Supporters of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston sponsored a charity walk in Saturday, October 6 to benefit therapy services for special needs children in Southeast Missouri.
This was the 39th annual walk.
Around 100 people showed their support on Saturday. Organizers say they raised $22,161 with the goal being to raise at least $20,000.
This allows the center to provide more and more services over the years, according to Michelle Fauette, Executive Director.
Registration was held from 9:30am-10:30am at the First Assembly of God Recreational Center on N. Ingram Road across from the Bootheel Golf Club.
The 1.6 mile walk began at 10:30am with lunch served afterwards.
All participants received a free t-shirt and a $50 cash prize was given to top fundraisers in Mississippi, Scott, and New Madrid counties.
Participants who raised $100 won a prize and had their name entered in a drawing to win a 32" Widescreen LCD/DVD Combo HD TV.
There was also two benefit poker runs on October 6th, one starting in McClure, Ill. and the other starting in Sikeston.
For more information on all events, go to www.kennykidsonline.com.
Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.