School Supply Drive and 5K Glow Run/Walk Benefiting Blessing in a Backpack

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Blessings in a Backpack this year! Never heard of it? This organization is an amazing group of people that help to provide elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of healthy, quality food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. This organization allows helps to organize school supply drives in local chapters of the program for families who may not be able to afford the items kids need for the upcoming school year.

School Supply Drive

Where: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls location

When:  Now until August 17

Why:  Bank of Memories & Flowers is partnering with Blessings in a Backpack to donate new school supplies to benefit kids in Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

How: Simply stop in our Menomonee Falls location with some new, unused school supplies to donate and drop in the designated box!

5K Glow Run/ Walk

Help support the Menomonee Falls chapter of Blessings in a Backpack in their first family-oriented Glow Run!  Family fun begins at 6:30PM; race begins at 8:00PM.  Music stations and more fun light the way in this spectacular Glow Walk/Run!  Your participation feeds local children in the fight against hunger.  Can't walk/run but want to send support?  Send a check to c/o Dee Dee Ternes; W145 N7044 Northwood Dr.; Menomonee Falls, WI  53051. 

Event details and schedule:
  • Glow Run/Walk registration is going on now! Register early for a discount. Fees are as follows:
    • 0 - 5 years old (as of 08/23/14) = FREE
    • 6 - 12 years old (as of 08/23/14) = $20.00
    • 13 and up (as of 08/23/14) = $30.00
    •  Fee increases one week prior to event to $30 and $40, respectively
  • Packet pick up on Friday, August 22 from 4PM-6PM outside the MFHS football stadium or on race day from 5:30-7:30PM before race.
  • Family fun begins at 6:30PM with music and more!  
  • This is not an officially timed run.
  • After race, raffle prizes will be awarded.
  • All walkers/runners should be off the course by 9:15.  Event ends by 9:30PM.
Wear your glowing attire--anything fun that lights up the night!  Glow gear included in swag bag.  They will also have additional glow gear for purchase!

Course Outline
  • Head straight/south on Stadium Rd. from the high school
  • Take a right on Appleton Ave.
  • Right on Pilgrim Rd.
  • Right on Menomonee Ave.
  • Right on Merrimac Dr.
  • Right on Franklin Dr.
  • Left on Titan Dr. back to high school

Hope to see you all there!!!!! For more information or to see how you can help, visit the Blessings in a Backpack Glow Run Walk webpage here.
Krista,  Menomonee Falls Manager