The North County Middle School Student Council is hosting their 2nd Annual Glow Walk to benefit Make-A-Wish Missouri.
North County Middle School Student Council Co-Sponsor Jennifer Worthington said it will be held at the North County High School track from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
“That evening we will have concessions, we will sell glow accessories such as bracelets, headbands and other items for people to decorate themselves up or they can come already dressed up in glow gear they bought,” said Worthington. “We are selling Make-A-Wish stars that they can pay $1 for and there will be a silent auction.”
Worthington added Froggy96 will be there broadcasting live and they have national recording artist Macey Martin.
“She will be there to sing the National Anthem and some other song while everyone walks,” Worthington. “We are going to do a lap for any Make-A-Wish recipient and we have gotten confirmation that one is coming so far. So we will do a honorary first lap with them leading that lap and then everybody will just walk or run on the track from 7 to 9 p.m.
Worthington said they will also have a contest for the person that is most decorated for boys and girls. Registration that night will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per person.
“All of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Missouri and our student council has set a goal of raising $10,000 at the glow walk this year,” Worthington said. “They raised a little over $8,000 last year, so they set a goal for $10,000 this year.”
Worthington added this is their largest fundraiser of the year and so far they have had several fundraisers this year.
“We contributed $857 to the American Heart Association contest between North County and Farmington,” said Worthington. “We just had a pajama and hat day, with snow cones and hot cocoa for the Moyers family. We raised $864 for them and we raised over $800 for Shop With a Cop right now and their goal for that is $1,000. We also just sent $220 to Friends of Kids With Cancer, so we have had multiple things going on the beginning of this school year.”
Worthington said the student council has a goal of raising $17,000 for this school year and they have to stay busy to meet that goal.
“Last year we raised over $20,000, but there was a lot of events going for Carlei Huff with Make-A-Wish,” explained Worthington. “But they set a pretty high goal for this year also.”
Worthington said they are just trying to get the word out to the community. She said last year it was a lot of people from North County and they are wanting other schools to come and bring groups.
“We are really trying to extend it to even the surrounding counties,” said Worthington. “We want to make it like how they have the Relay for life. We want to make the Glow Walk something we do for Make-A-Wish in St. Francois County.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org