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Support people with disabilities by purchasing a special “Laurel Run” newspaper July 7!
Since 2007, the “Laurel Memorial Run/Walk” newspaper sale has been a great way to raise money while spreading the word about the event. This year’s sale will take place Friday, July 7. The Post-Journal and the Observer will publish the special edition, and volunteers will sell the papers between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:
We express our gratitude to The Post-Journal and Observer for printing the special edition; the volunteers for waking up early and hitting the streets to sell the papers; and the people who buy a Laurel Run/Walk edition. While most folks who buy a paper know about the sale ahead of time, some people only find out about it that day – they ask what the volunteers are doing, learn that we’re raising money to support people with disabilities, and decide to make a contribution.
We also extend our appreciation to the businesses who allow us to sell papers at their locations each year. We are particularly indebted to the Kron family (owners of the Tim Hortons cafes in Cassadaga, Dunkirk and Fredonia) and the Tarana family (owners of the Tim Hortons locations in Jamestown and Lakewood) for allowing us to sell papers to their customers.
If you’re interested in helping us sell newspapers (anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m.), click here to register. Those who sell papers will receive aa 2023 Laurel Memorial Run/Walk T-shirt.
The Laurel Memorial Run/Walk was created by longtime TRC volunteers Wayne and Elaine Hotelling in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, who had Down syndrome. The Laurel Run/Walk is a celebration of people with special needs. Our 27th annual event takes place Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. The first day consists of our traditional Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run, followed the next day by running and walking events in the Hotellings’ hometown of Silver Creek, NY. To register for one of the events (or to sign up to do a virtual run or walk if you’re unable to join us in person), click here.
The Laurel Memorial Run/Walk is organized by The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc. Proceeds from the event are directed to The Resource Center’s Laurel Memorial Run/Walk Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Money from that fund supports TRC’s disability awareness and employment initiatives.
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