Osage County Squadron 125 of the Sons of the American Legion is developing a GI Josh program which provides stuffed animals to children of deployed family members.
While the squadron is small, it is aiming for a big impact, The Emporia Gazette reports. They have been founded last year and have adopted the GI Josh program as a primary project. Donations of stuffed animals are also a good idea.
Squadron 125 will be conducting its inaugural Hero Run/Walk 5K Oct. 3 in conjunction with Lyndon Fall Fest, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the GI Josh program. Pre-registration ends Sept. 15, with the following entry fees: Adult $30; students under 18 and seniors, $20; and groups (max. 4 persons per group entry) $100. Individuals who pre-register and present a valid military ID on the day of the event receive a discounted rate of $20. Anyone who registers after the Sept. 15 deadline will incur an additional $5 fee.
As the theme is a Hero Run 5K, participants are encourage to dress in a “hero” costume to be eligible for additional prizes. More information on the Hero Run/Walk 5K can be found online at facebook.com/LyndonLegion. Registration forms can be found there, at the Lyndon city hall, or email the squadron adjutant at email@example.com to receive a registration form via email.