Walk/Run Raises $1,506 for Ntemba Village Water Project

 
 Enthusiastic Girl Scouts distribute water to Walk/Run participants

Enthusiastic Girl Scouts distribute water to Walk/Run participants

Aid Africa's Children 9th Annual Walk/Run was held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin at The Rec Plex recreational area on Saturday, April 29th 2017.  The Beach Pavilion on Lake Andreas was the gathering site for the 5K run and 3.5 K walk around scenic Lake Andreas. The event was organized as a fundraiser towards a water project for Ntemba Village in Tanzania, East Africa where there is a critical shortage of water for the local village of about 5,000 people. Money is being raised for a rainwater collection and storage system that can be utilized in times of drought.

Participants at Aid Africa's Children 9th Annual Walk/Run

The event was attended by several people with 46 actual participants and numerous volunteers.  A total of $1,506 dollars was raised. Among the groups that attended were some students from Warren Township FBLA, members from an Aqua fitness class in Zion, Illinois and employees of Flight for Life and Heart and Vascular Center of Lake County. Volunteers from Girl Scout Junior Troop #40138 and Daisy Troop #45263 from B.J.  Hooper School  in Lindenhurst, Illinois handed out water and cheered on the participants as they crossed the finish line.  Two volunteers beat on various African style drums at the start and finish of the race.