City Youth Ministry hosts 5K

CYS Race Fundraiser

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - City Youth Ministry hosted Saturday the Downtown J-Town 5k.

The event began at 8 a.m and ended with the handing out of prizes for top finishers.

Families Inc. sponsored the event which helped raise money for City Youth Ministries.

City Youth Ministries is a non-profit organization and, according to Executive Director Denise Snider, the event was a success.

"This race is just pivotal in helping us make operating costs for the children," said Snider.  "We couldn't do it without Families Inc. but, the other thing that really aligns with that is just how generous people have been with donations, from the food to door prizes. "

"I love the camaraderie of it," said Families Inc. Director of Marketing, Director Dawn Layer. "The people are amazing when they're coming in, and the people that support it are amazing."

The event was the 8th annual and this is the fifth year Families Inc. has been the sponsor.

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