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Pumpkin Run to aid local hospice services

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospice has announced open registration for its fourth annual Pumpkin Run, a 1K Fun Run for children and 5K Run/Walk for all ages.

This year’s event is presented by DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. The events will be held in Columbia City at Morsches Park.

Check-in will begin at 11:45 a.m., and the entry fee is $15 for the Fun Run.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 before Sept. 1, $25 before Sept. 8, and $30 after Oct. 8.

The running events are being held to increase awareness of the benefits of Parkview Whitley Hospice services, recruit hospice volunteers and raise funds for Parkview Whitley Hospice.

Participants are encouraged to honor the memory of a loved one by adding a commemorative sign in the pumpkin patch at the event by contributing $20 per person commemorated.

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