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Rock the Block on tap August 6th

Monday, July 11, 2011

CF Fundraiser features Judd Hoos, Fun Run, raffle

The annual "Rock the Block" fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Saturday, August 6 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds.

The gates will open at 5 p.m. that day for a Family BBQ, courtesy of the Cherokee County Cattlemen. A classic car Shine and Show will also be taking place, and there will be a "Kid's Zone" featuring inflatables, games, activities and prizes. There is no gate charge for the family evening.

This queen size, Irish chain, colorwash quilt, in shades of blue & white, is currently on display at Quilt-N-Kaboodle in downtown Cherokee. It will be raffled off at the August 6 "Rock the Block" Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser. Standing beside the quilt are its creators, Shirley Skadeland and Linda Grauer. Photo contributed
The ever-popular Raffle Building will also be a big part of the events. Currently the list of prizes to be raffled off includes an IPad, a handmade quilt, a gas grill, weekend get-away packages, Cyclone football tickets, various gift certificates, custom-made items, and a little bit of something for everyone. Items are added to the list every day, so don't miss out this year. The sponsors love to see so many people go home winners!

At 9 p.m., the popular band Judd Hoos will take the stage for an energy- filled evening of live music. The Budweiser beer garden will be open and concessions will be available throughout the night. The cover charge for the band is $10.

As always, because of the generous sponsors, organizers are able to give 100% of our proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. These dollars truly are making a difference in the lives of 30,000 children and young adults across the country.

Earlier that day, the "Life & Breath Fun Run" will be held on the grounds of the MHI. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and the run begins at 8 a.m. Runners, walkers, and strollers are all welcome, and participants can choose a 1-mile paved route or a 5K trail run. Come enjoy the sunrise on Cedar Loop Trail.

$20 is the cost if you pre-register, and the cost includes a T-shirt. Registration on the day of the event is $25, and a limited number of T-shirts will be available at that time.

While this is not an officially timed event, prizes will be awared in various categories. Come run for fitness, community spirit, and a great cause. Water, snacks and fruit will be provided for runners following the run.

All proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Register by sending a request to : LifeAndBreathFunRun@yahoo.com or phone 225-6242.

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