The Bob Evans Restaurants in Dunkirk and Jamestown will raise money to support the Laurel Memorial Run & Walk on Wednesday, June 20.
From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the restaurants will donate 15 percent of the price of people’s meals. Patrons must present a special flyer in order for the money to be donated to Laurel Run. (The flyers appear below.) You can have a flyer faxed or emailed to you by phoning 661-4735.
Please be aware that for the Bob Evans fund-raisers, you will not receive a discount on the cost of your meal. Rather, 15 percent of what you pay for your meal will be donated to Laurel Run.
Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek, NY, created Laurel Run in 1997 in honor of their oldest daughter. Laurel had Down syndrome, and the Laurel Memorial Run & Walk is a celebration of the potential that exists within people who have disabilities. Laurel led a full life, which included having a job at The Resource Center’s Dunkirk Work Center for more than 30 years. Hundreds of Chautauqua County residents with disabilities have jobs – and hundreds of others volunteer in the community – with support from The Resource Center.
The 22nd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk takes place July 20 and 21. The first day features a Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run, while day two includes a number of walking and running events in the Hotellings’ hometown of Silver Creek. Money raised through Laurel Run goes to Filling the Gap, Inc., which works with The Resource Center to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families in Western New York. For more information, visit http://laurel-run.com/or phone the Hotellings at 934-3952.