POMEROY — The holiday season brings on feasts, gifts and cold weather, but for some less fortunate it means stressful and difficult times — that is why Bend Area Community Assistance and Relief for Everyone (C.A.R.E.) makes its largest donation of the year towards its Christmas Program.
C.A.R.E. is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to support the needs of the community and physical labor when the need arises.
The Christmas Program identifies families in the Mason and Meigs County areas with children who are less fortunate this season. C.A.R.E. members then shop for presents for the children as well as boots, hats, gloves and food. When everything is wrapped and ready to go, Santa suits up and along with his elves delivers the presents to the homes of the families.
Farmers Bank recognizes and commends this great program. So this Saturday, December 10, the bank is holding the first Jingle All The Way 5k at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, W.Va. to benefit C.A.R.E. Race. Registration will take place at noon and the race will begin at 2 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to dress in costume to run the race. Awards will be given out to overall male and female and best costume. There will also be an after race party with food and door prizes.
Participants and the community are encouraged to drop off items at the race for needy families in the area like gifts, new or gently worn coats, hats and gloves, winter boots and non-perishable canned-food items.
Registration forms for the race can be found at any local Farmers Bank. Race day registration will also be available.