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  • Carolyn Campbell of St. Charles stretches out with fellow participants before the start of last year's Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva. This year's event is set for Saturday, May 11.

       Carolyn Campbell of St. Charles stretches out with fellow participants before the start of last year's Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva. This year's event is set for Saturday, May 11.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, 2012

  • Schoolchildren in Haiti will benefit from an upcoming 5K Walk/Run fundraiser in Geneva. Hope for Haitians aims to raise money and awareness for school supplies and uniforms through Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization.

       Schoolchildren in Haiti will benefit from an upcoming 5K Walk/Run fundraiser in Geneva. Hope for Haitians aims to raise money and awareness for school supplies and uniforms through Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, 2011

 
 

It's not too late to register for Hope for Haitians, a second-annual 5K Walk/Run for Education, which aims to raise money and awareness for school supplies and uniforms for children in Haiti, through Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization.

The event will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., in Geneva. Registration is $25 for adults and free for people 17 and younger. Everyone will receive a goody bag and T-shirt.

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This family-themed event will feature live music, balloon artistry and face painting. People from all fitness levels are welcome.

Registration starts at 7 a.m., the walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 10 a.m.

For information on the 5K Walk/Run For Education, contact Theresa Kegley at (815) 847-0656 or email theresa@hopeforhaitians.org.

Bible boot camp: First Congregational Church in West Dundee would like you to consider sending your child to a vacation Bible school called Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. It starts Monday, June 10, and runs through Friday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Kingdom Rock is encourages kids to stand strong for God. As part of the event, kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats, and experience "epic Bible adventures."

Moreover, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them.

Each day concludes with a fanfare finale -- a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they've learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this particular time.

Vacation Bible school is for children age three through fifth grade. Kids should sign up for the grade they are entering. If you sign up before the May 29 deadline, the cost is $30 a child or $70 for families of three or more.

Children will receive a Kingdom Rock T-shirt and one CD per family. After the deadline, registrants and walk-ins will be charged $35 per child or $80 for families of three or more and will not be guaranteed a T-shirt or CD.

The church is at 900 South Eighth Street. For more details, call the church at (847) 426-2161, ext. 204 or visit its website at www.fccdundee.com.

• Lenore Adkins covers Algonquin, Carpentersville, Huntley, East Dundee, West Dundee, Cary, Fox River Grove, Hampshire, Sleepy Hollow and Grafton Township. To reach her, send an email to ladkins@dailyherald.com or call her at (847) 608-2725.

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