Eudora Grant photo 2015Kids who were part of the Parks and Rec Department After School Program joined Parks and Rec Director Gary Scott (left) and LMH Eudora Summer Spray 5K Committee members Julie Stewart, Kurt von Achen and Jason Hoover for the grant presentation. (photo courtesy the LMH Eudora Summer Spray 5K Committee)

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The Eudora Parks and Recreation Department received a $2,500 grant funded by proceeds from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association 2014 LMH Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series. Grants are awarded to a program or project that promotes health and wellness in each host communities of Eudora, Tonganoxie, and Baldwin City.

The grant money is being used by the Eudora Parks and Recreation Department to launch “Healthy Snacks for Life” which serves healthy snacks to children daily who attend summer camp and Eudora Elementary School’s Quest After-School Program during the 2015-2016 school year. Combining the snacks with nutrition education, they will reinforce healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices.

The 2015 LMH Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series in Eudora is being held on Saturday, June 20 at 8:00 am at the Eudora Parks and Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Participants in the event, run or walk a certified course, and are doused with water by volunteers. The race concludes with a fire engine spray salute at the finish line.

All ages are encouraged to participate. In addition, a team division has been added this year, and prizes will be awarded in several categories. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K, please visit www.lmhendowment.org.

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