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Monster Mash 5K to raise funds for Mooseheart

Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

MOOSEHEART – Emily Rollins hopes to see costumed characters parading around campus Oct. 20 as part of the Mooseheart Monster Mash 5K Walk/Run.

Rollins is race director of the event, which will raise funds for the planned renovation of the 58-year-old Mooseheart School. There is a $20 registration fee.

“What better way to celebrate the fall season and the beauty of the campus?” said Rollins, who is an assistant girls basketball coach at Mooseheart and works in Mooseheart’s communications and public affairs department.

Registration begins at 3 p.m., with the event at 4:10 p.m. Mooseheart is a community and private, nonprofit school for students in kindergarten through high school.

Information is available at www.mooseheart.org. Those who participate in the event are encouraged to wear costumes. Strollers are welcome, but pets are discouraged.

“It’s promoting fitness, which is one of the things I do,” Rollins said. “We’re also trying to get families on campus and learn who we are.”

As part of the planned expansion of Mooseheart School, the building will be fully renovated with new classrooms, a multipurpose auditorium/gymnasium and new offices.

Next year, Mooseheart will mark 100 years of being in operation. It held its first classes in August 1913.

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