Squadron provides stuffed animals for children of deployed family members

Squadron provides stuffed animals for children of deployed family membersOsage 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 dsd717@hotmail.com to receive a registration form via email.