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KARAOKE CONTEST

Register now for 5K 10K and Kids runs.

     Our first ever Junior Grand Marshal. Meet Eli.

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A young, local boy with a big heart for those in need!

 

In March of 2015, Eli (7½ years old) noticed a man on the side of the road with a sign asking for help for him and his family – some money, a job, prayers, anything. Shortly after seeing he declared that we needed to do something to help. During the course of that cold and rainy March night, Eli Packs were created and Eli’s heart felt warm and full of love knowing more than one person will receive help on the side of the road. An Eli Pack is filled with necessities in an easy to carry pouch for people to have in their vehicles for that quick moment when they meet a person in need at the side of the road. The packs are currently wrapped in a bandana, and sealed with a hand signed note from Eli stating,

“I hope this helps you today!  With love, Eli.”

 

Since March of 2015, 505 Eli Packs have been assembled and most of them distributed.  Eli Packs have been gifted in Chicago, Duluth, Mankato, Rochester and around the Twin Cities Metro area. Each Eli Pack is made for less than $5.00.  Since conception donations have been received from Eli’s dentist, a friend’s orthodontist, church members, and generous friends and extended family members. Most recently the New Brighton Lions donated $500 and some members helped to pack 135 in a space donated by Adagio’s of New Brighton.

 

Eli is turning 11 this month and will be a 5th grader this fall at Bel Air Elementary in New Brighton. An active member of Cub Scout pack 106, current rank of Webelos. A student of piano for the past 5 years, and most recently began learning the guitar. Eli is also an active member of American Kung Fu studios, recently earning his brown belt. He enjoys basketball and baseball within the Irondale youth programming. He divides his free time between the trampoline, reading, and watching puzzle and science videos online.

For more details on the Karaoke Contest or the Bands, click on the Events tab.