The annual Turkey Trot 5K Run was exciting as well as successful. Turkey Trot once again attracted fun people willing to arrive before sunrise and run or walk a 5K on a brisk Thanksgiving morning.
A lot of our participants were in costume or wearing a turkey hat, and many arrived with their entire family including their dogs. Turkey Trot participants shared that they love to turn a day of eating into a day of fitness too. To view the race results, click HERE. To view photos from the event, click HERE.
The event was also a successful fundraiser for all of the programs and services offered by LUM. It is still early but Turkey Trot 2017 is on track to raise over $20,000. Thanks to all of our participants and event sponsors. If you were not able to participate and would like to give, click the donate button below.
All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.
Jubilee Christmas – Donations & Volunteers Needed
The 38th annual LUM Jubilee Christmas will host over 800 local families impacting over 1,900 children. The program strengthens low-income families by supporting the important roles of moms and dads — and making the parents the heroes at Christmas. Details are as follows:
Saturday, December 9
30 different sites
DONATIONS of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (0 to 12), and quilts/family blankets are needed. Donations accepted starting Monday, November 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). To view our JC Wish List, click HERE.
VOLUNTEERS are needed for the Donation Center and Jubilee Christmas, part 2 on December 9 — and a few more. To sign up, click HERE.
For the 31st consecutive year, Lafayette Urban Ministry hosted the Community Thanksgiving Celebration. The event was free, open to the public and included a Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. with special guests, State Representative Sheila Klinker and West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, and live entertainment from West Lafayette High School and more. More than 800 meals were served, which included 75 turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and 112 pies. It was a grand celebration for the community. To view photos from the event, click HERE.
Special thanks to First Christian Church for most of the turkeys, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of the pies, Central Presbyterian for the beautiful facility, our major donors – Denny’s Body Shop, Lafayette Auto Supply, Lafayette Retina Clinic, Wabash National, Phronesis, and Soller-Baker Funeral Homes — as well as Great Harvest Bread Company, Jane’s Gourmet Deli & Catering, Kentucky Fried Chicken, MCL Cafeteria & Bakery, McAlister’s Deli, Oliverio’s Southland Restaurant, and Texas Roadhouse for the donations of food. Additional thanks to the students enrolled at the LUM After School Program, St. Boniface School and St. Mary Cathedral School for creating all of the table decorations and placemats.
If you’d like to give to offset the expenses of the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration, click the donate button below.