A fun-filled day has been planned Saturday, Oct. 27, to celebrate 20 years of the Backpack Program. The day begins with a 5k family run/walk beginning and ending at The Delta Center, 822 Grand Avenue.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m. There will be a one-mile loop for families who prefer a shorter option. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the race.
An open house is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a special presentation at 11 a.m. to recognize founders and funders who have made the Backpack Program possible.
Community service providers have been invited to set up booths on the front lawn of The Delta Center to provide information and support to families. Giveaways and family activities will be ongoing. Lunch will be served by the Delta Lions Club, and Hellman Motors will be sponsoring Drive One 4 UR School, a fundraiser for the Backpack Program. For each family that test drives a Ford from Hellman Motors, $20 will be donated to the Backpack Program.
You can register for the run at delta
schools.com, or call 874-9517 for more information about any of the events planned for the Backpack's 20th anniversary celebration.