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Rector 5K hopes to raise more money to help students

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RECTOR, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 city is gearing up for its annual Labor Day festivities.

An event special for the community is the fourth annual Rector Labor Day 5K Fun Run.

Barbi Anderson, an organizer for the event, appeared on Region 8 News Midday Tuesday.

Anderson said all of the money raised from the 5K is donated to the Rector Helping Hands Foundation.

The Rector Helping Hands Foundation uses the money for a variety of reasons all to help Rector School District.

“We use a bulk of it for scholarships, graduating seniors, but we also have bought band instruments this year,” Anderson said. “We’ve bought a sun shade and some benches for the elementary teachers.”

The foundation also buys eye glasses and pays for doctor visits for students.

The run is Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at 8 a.m. at Rector High School and costs $25.

It’s for all ages and all types of walkers and runners.

“The oldest person signed up is 79,” Anderson said.

To sign up for the race go to rhshelpinghands.org.

Anderson said the 5K is just the beginning of the Labor Day weekend in Rector.

“It’s their way of getting to participate in the Rector festivities but also to give back to their school system,” Anderson said.

Other events for the Rector Labor Day Picnic include live music Friday night at Memorial Park, a rodeo, carnival rides, and pageant.

On Monday, local politicians will speak beginning at 9:55 a.m.

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