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Buda says OK to 5K

Proceeds will be used for a Bureau Valley motivational speaker

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:51 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:21 a.m. CST

BUDA — At Monday night’s meeting, the Buda Village board gave the go ahead for a Bureau Valley Paws 5K walk/run fundraiser through village streets on June 14.

Buda will allow several streets in the village to be blocked off to traffic for the event. The village also approved a $250 donation to the event and the use of the rescue unit if necessary. The date of the walk/run is also the same day as the annual More on 34 citywide yard sale event.

At the meeting Trudi Buckman and Sydney Young, both of Bureau Valley School, presented information on planning for the fundraiser. Buckman is a paraprofessional at Bureau Valley School in Buda. Young is an after-school program coordinator. The walk/run will trace through the Buda streets by participants who will raise funds to help defray expenses for a motivational speaker.

The speaker will be Michael Tetrick. He will make presentations to all grade levels of the Bureau Valley Schools on the topics of drugs, alcohol and bullying. Buckman’s team is trying to raise $3,000 to defray expenses for the presenter.

In addition to funds raised from registration fees for the walk/run, the group will accept donations from local businesses that can have their names placed on the backs of event T-shirts. The group will also host a concert on Sept. 20.

Buda Village Superintendent Duane Roberts will be the announcer for the race. The group is also looking for volunteers to help with the water station at the finish line, registration, water and food distribution along the route, clean up, mile marker callers, results tabulation, tag pulling, T-shirt sales and walkers to remove debris from the route. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. with the race set to commence at 9 a.m. Fruits and mini-muffins will be available to participants. Pets on leashes will be permitted to walk with their owners.

Information on the speaker can be found at Buckman may be contacted at 815-915-6920 for further details and to volunteer.

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