Fourth annual Pocket Full of Love charity 5K Run/Walk scheduled - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Fourth annual Pocket Full of Love charity 5K Run/Walk scheduled

Du Quoin Fairgrounds to host charity 5K Du Quoin Fairgrounds to host charity 5K
DUQUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

The Fourth Annual "Pocket Full of Love" charity 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Families in Need Organization will be held at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m.

The Families in Need Organization was started by a few members of the Elkville Christian Church who saw a need and decided to create the event, which has raised and donated money to 30 area families who have suffered with a sudden death, major illness, fire or other tragedy. 

Event Coordinator at that time, Kim Buser said, "We really didn't know how to start. We just decided we were going to do it, and we did."

There will also be a silent auction with area businesses donating items, along with awards given out at the end ceremony of the walk and run.

As the event continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers to man water lines, help participants get in place, direct traffic and help with other jobs.

Those interested in helping or for more information, contact Jason or Jane Cobin at (618) 924-3516.

You can also go to www.familiesinneed.org to sign up for the 5K Run/Walk or the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:15:44 GMT

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

  • Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:09:40 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

  • 2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:07:37 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

Powered by Frankly