For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Contact: Amy Dion, Brand Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop; Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, francis@Neighborhood.Coop
Carbondale, Ill. – Mark your calendars for the 2018 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Feed Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk! The event will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 beginning at 6pm at Turley Park, located on the corner of West Main and Glenview in Carbondale. The race will be professionally timed by River to River Runners and is a certified course.
All proceeds will support Good Samaritan Ministries, which provides services to people in need, including a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and emergency assistance. Participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items for the SIU Food Pantry on race day. Individuals who bring item donations will be entered into a raffle for a special gift basket.
“This fun, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to enjoy healthy activity together while also supporting an organization that makes a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable citizens,” says Amy Dion, Brand Manager for the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery.
Participants are invited to sign up in person at the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 West Main in Carbondale, online at www.neighborhood.coop, or at the event. On-site registration begins at 4pm on race day. Participants and their families will enjoy live music by The Anns featuring RognboB with special guest Ruth Ann Levinson, snacks, and beverages. Winners of each age group will be presented with Co-op made bread. Top male and female runners will be awarded a grand prize. Several raffles and prize drawings also will be held.
Major sponsors include the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Silkworm, Inc., and Vertical Heartland, with additional support provided by corporate sponsors Hudgins Orthodontics, Lezlie Terry – Intuitive Massage, Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina, Pediatrics Group LLC, and Southern Illinois Network Consultants (SINC). Contributing sponsors include the Carbondale Park District, City of Carbondale, Judge Carey Gill, Amanda Byassee Gott, First Southern Bank, Navreet Kang – State Farm Agent, Old Town Liquors, and Walker’s Bluff.
For more information, contact Amy Dion at (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop. Watch for updates online at www.facebook.com/carbondalecoop.
About Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery
The mission of the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is to serve the needs of owners and patrons by providing wholesome foods economically in the cooperative tradition, in ways that best promote the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. Learn more at www.neighborhood.coop.
About The Anns
The Anns is a vocal trio consisting of Rog Ann Ellithorpe, boB Ann Iltis, and Ruth Ann Levinson. The trio is a direct extension of the vocal duo RognboB with the addition of Ruth Ann. Musically, our goal is to continue to continue to preach the “Gospel of Goof,” with fun harmonies and unlikely arrangements. Preferring titillating lyrics, Anns’ tunes tend to leave the listener confused or amused. And that is what sets Anns apart. Anns perform RognboB favorites, as well as new Anns originals and parodies. Anns also seeks to bring great writing forward, performing covers from great writers, Lou and Peter Berryman, Austin Lounge Lizards, and Dan Hicks to a live stage.
We encourage anyone who likes the Anns to join us by simply adding Ann.