Jog-a-thon on tap in Jenk­in­town

Times Chronicle - - OPINION -

The fourth an­nual Drake Jog-A-Thon will be held on Oct. 19, from 8:15 a.m. to noon at the Jenk­in­town High School track. This has been a highly suc­cess­ful event for the el­e­men­tary and mid­dle school in past years. This year ’s event has ex­panded dis­trict wide. Students will run, jog or walk for 30 min­utes around a 1/5 mile track, sep­a­rated by age group. They will raise money for the home and school as­so­ci­a­tion.

The event, first or­ga­nized i n 2009, has helped to build school spirit and a sense of community while pro­mot­ing a healthy life­style for our chil­dren and rais­ing money for the school. In ask­ing for pledges per lap or as a lump sum, the chil­dren raised more than A7,500 each year, while get­ting ex­er­cise and hav­ing fun. Money raised sup­ports ac­tiv­i­ties such as field trips, sci­ence pro­grams, art and mu­sic.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.jenk­in­ by click­ing on “Home and School” t hen “Jog-AThon 2012.” Do­na­tions can also be made through the web­site.

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