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Turkey Trot 5K Run 2019 Raises Close to $21,000


The annual Turkey Trot 5K Run was festive as well as a big success. Turkey Trot attracted a fun bunch willing to arrive before sunrise and run or walk a 5K on a brisk Thanksgiving morning.

Many arrived in costume or wearing a turkey hat, and participated with their entire family including their dogs. Turkey Trot participants shared that they enjoy being able to add more meaning to their holiday by supporting local children & families through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry. Special thanks to our first annual Costume Contest celebrity judges, Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker and Joe Micon, LUM executive director. To view the TT5K Run results, click HERE. To view event PHOTOS, click button below.

The event was also a successful fundraiser for all of the LUM programs & services offered to local families and children. It is still early but Turkey Trot 2019 is on track to raise more than $21,000. 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.


PHOTOS – To view photos from the event, click HERE.

LUM Thanksgiving – Give Support & Get Engaged

Turkey Trot 5K Run
  • NEXT Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Morning)
  • Run start time — 8 a.m. 
  • Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Cattail Trail Loop – Walmart Parking Lot, West Lafayette, IN
  • $35 Adult; $10 Youth

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats, costumes and more. 
Advanced registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome!A few more volunteers are also needed.

All Turkey Trot 5K Run proceeds directly support local children & families through the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry — and it’s a blast! Register TODAY!

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LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith 
Community Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • NEXT Thursday, Nov. 28
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette, IN
  • FREE – All are welcome

More than 800 people will be served at the annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration.

It is a true community event, where everyone is welcome.
To make it a success, LUM relies on donations of money as well as food & supplies. Please consider making a donation, cooking a casserole or baking a pie.

And join us on Thanksgiving — it’s free.


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LUM Thanksgiving Day Events NEED You!

Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration

More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way.

You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


Turkey Trot 5K Run – Fundraiser for LUM benefiting Local Families

Don’t forget to get registered for the most festive 5K run of the year — the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. Families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. Build lifetime memories — and support local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry.

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave,West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org.

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration


Donate Food & Supplies | Volunteer | Attend

More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way.

You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).

LUM Thanksgiving Dinner Needs Food Donations


Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 | Noon to 2 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette, IN
FREE – All are welcome


Pies and casseroles are needed for the annual LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Please consider baking and cooking for this special Thanksgiving holiday dinner.
Another way to get involved is to donate needed items (food & supplies) and volunteer before or at the event on Thanksgiving Day. Dozens of volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, serve food and drinks, greet and assist our guests and, of course, set up, breakdown and clean up.

More than 800 people will be served this Thanksgiving at the LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way. You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies.


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If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).

Start a New Family Tradition This Thanksgiving Morning

Lafayette Urban Ministry offers two fun & meaningful community events on Thanksgiving Day (11/28) for you to start a new family tradition. This year, why not get your family engaged in the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run by cooking, shopping, running, and/or volunteering? Learn more about each event below.


Turkey Trot 5K Run – Bring the Entire Family

For many families in our community, participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is a fun tradition. Although it is a professionally timed 5K run, families, dogs, walkers, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome. It is a great way start off your Thanksgiving day. So, if your family is here for Thanksgiving this year, sign them all up — and start a new family tradition and build a lifetime of memories — all while supporting local families in need through the programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry. For more information and to register for the Turkey Trot 5K Run, please click HERE.

Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to turkeytrot5krun.org

The Turkey Trot 5K Run is a “chip-timed” run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | turkeytrot@lumserve.org).

Start a New Family Tradition This Thanksgiving

Lafayette Urban Ministry offers two fun & meaningful community events on Thanksgiving Day (11/28) for you to start a new family tradition. This year, why not get your family engaged in the LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run by cooking, shopping, running, and/or volunteering? Learn more about each event below.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

Pies and casseroles are need for the annual Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration. What a wonderful tradition to start with your family to bake and cook for this special Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Another way to get your family involved is to volunteer before or at the event on Thanksgiving Day. Dozens of volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen, serve food and drinks, greet and assist our guests and, of course, set up, breakdown and clean up.

More than 800 people will be served, and we’d love to have you get involved in some way. You may bake pies, prepare casseroles, donate money, volunteer and donate other food items and supplies. For more information about volunteering and donating, go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving.


Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 people will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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Seasonal Flavor #2 – Community Thanksgiving

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – All Are Welcome

The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome but LUM relies on donations of money, food & supplies, and time from the community as well. More than 800 people will be served. You may attend, donate money, volunteer and donate food and other needed items.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N 7th St., Lafayette
  • Admission: FREE – All are welcome
  • Donate: to make cash donation or donate food & needed items, click HERE
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to lumserve.org/thanksgiving

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | thanks@lumserve.org).


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2019 LUM Events — Save the Dates


Now is a great time to add these important LUM programs to your calendar.


LUM Follies (May 3, 2019) – The event is a lighthearted evening of fine dining, entertainment, fun & good company — filled with delightful surprises. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, an emergency financial assistance program that supports local families.

LUM Camp (July 29 – August 2) – A week-long, overnight camp program at Hanging Rock Camp for children from 8 to 10 years old from low-income families. Why not say “yes” this year to being a volunteer LUM Camp Counselor?

Hunger Hike (September 21-22) – Saturday, September 21 is the annual HH5K Run. Sunday (9/22) is the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Proceeds benefit LUM Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Mark your calendars and get your team together.

Port of Hope (November 7) – Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of the LUM Immigration Clinic. The event includes heavy appetizers from local restaurants, a silent auction featuring items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.

Community Thanksgiving Celebration (November 28) – The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation.

Turkey Trot 5K Run (November 28) – Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM.

Jubilee Christmas (December 14) – LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.

Other Important LUM Program Dates

Please Mark Your Calendars!


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