“One of the boons of working with this particular ministry is that you get to impact two generations at the same time,” she said. “It’s amazing to watch a teen walk through that process. So I have the utmost respect for them, and anything that we can do to help support and encourage is just a real gift.”
The fun run will happen at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. There will be “Turkey Bowling” for kids and adults — using frozen turkeys as the “balls” to knock down bowling pins — while the 5K is happening. There also will be a photo booth.
There will be nine age categories, with winners receiving a cutting board with a turkey emblem on it.
Runners can register at Hamiltonthanksgiving5k.org. Registration is $30, including a long-sleeved shirt. The fun run is free, unless the children want a T-shirt, which costs $10.
Area churches have been offering help to the YoungLives program, Dixon said.
“We have had almost 30 women come forward to say that they would be interested in some type of mentoring help,” she said. “Everything comes in seasons, but right now, we’re enjoying a real exciting and blossoming one.”