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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Litchfield Green, Litchfield CT 06759. The rain or shine event is hosted by Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (registered), an international men’s march where men and boys “lead the way on the road to end sexual and domestic violence”.

This event is a 1 mile walk for males who will wear women’s red high-heeled shoes to reflect their support.

The entry fee for the walk is $50 per person up to and including event day. Individuals and teams are encouraged to raise pledge and donation funds before the event. Entry fee includes shoes and T shirt.

Red high heel shoes while supplies last and red shoe covers for those who cannot wear heels. Children can wear their own red shoes.

To register and for more information visit sbaproject.org.

The walk day schedule:

9:00 – 9:30 am Check in , registration, music by Ian Campbell

9:30 – 10:00 am – Try on shoes, walking tutorial, coaching

10:00 am   Welcome

10:15 am Walk begins

11:00 am Prizes, awards, music, foot massages and more.

Prizes and awards for most pledges, biggest team, prizes for pledge levels and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan B. Anthony Project which provides domestic and sexual assault crisis services and prevention education to the women, men and children in the 20 towns in Connecticut’s northwest corner.

For questions email Gina at gdevaux@sbaproject.org.

To learn more about the Susan B. Anthony Project visit sbap.org.

To learn more about the hosting organization visit walkamileinhershoes.org

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Torrington Savings Bank

Borghesi Building & Engineering

Norcom CT

Sterling Sintered Technologies, Inc.

Elevator Service Company

St Paul’s No. 11

Beauty Mark Tattooing

Webster Bank

Dymax

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Hinckley Allen

Arethusa Farm

Sega Ready Mix Concrete

O & G Industries

Litchfield Distillery

FM 97.3 WZBG

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Relay For Life of Litchfield County

The Relay For Life of Litchfield County will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The schedule of events is as follows:

11:00 am Opening Ceremonies, followed by the Survivors/ Caregivers Walk.

Relay

8:30 pm Luminaria Ceremony. During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

9:45 pm Closing Ceremony

Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.

Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.

Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.

Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.

Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American cancer society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”

For more information about the Litchfield County Relay For Life contact Amber Dunphy at amber.dunphy@cancer.org or call (203) 379-4738.

For more information about the programs benefiting for Relay For Life events visit cancer.org

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Litchfield Hills Cornhole Tournament

The Litchfield Hills Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

The event is hosted by the Litchfield High School Class of 2019.

If raining, tournament will be held indoors.

Pre-register at eventbrite.com.

Pre-registration fee is $50 per team for adults, $55 on tournament day.

Students in grades 9-12, $20 per team tournament day only.

Spectators admitted free.

Please bring your own boards and bags- extras will be available.

Tournament day schedule:

9:00 am Registration

10:00 Tournament begins

Awards after tournament.

There will also be face-painting, music, lawn games as well as hot dogs, pizza and more for purchase.

$200 cash prize for first place.

$50 cash runner up prize.

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the Litchfield High School Class of 2019’s senior year activities.

For more information email scozzafavaL@litchfieldschools.org.

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The Thrill in the Hills Duathlon, 4th Annual

The Thrill in the Hills Duathlon, 4th Annual, will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. This is a two-event, three leg event involving a 2.5 mile run, a 12 mile bike and another 2.5 mile run.

Both of the running legs will be in or around White Memorial grounds and the bike will be around Bantam Lake.

The event is open to both individuals and two or three member teams.

Register at active.com. The entry fees are as follows:                                                                                  Individuals 18 years and older- $50                                                                                                                   Individuals under 18- $40                                                                                                                                       Team 18 and older- $75                                                                                                                                                    Team under 18- $65

On-line registration closes Friday, May 4th. Race day registration fees increase $15 for each category. Example: Individual over 18 years old increases on race day from $50 to $65.

Free T shirts to the first 100 registrants.

The race day schedule is as follows:

6:30 – 7:45 am Check in, race day registration

8:00 am Race begins.

Refreshments including bagels and bananas after the race.

Organizers stress the simplicity and fun nature of this event for beginners and more advanced alike.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Litchfield Park and Recreation Department.

For more information about the race call (860) 567-7569.

Thanks to these generous sponsors:

Litchfield Ford

Patty’s Restaurant

Litchfield Bancorp

True Value of Litchfield

 

 

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