Purple Pinkie Peanut Run hits ground running Oct. 7

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The Rotary Club of Williston will host its 5th Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run Saturday, Oct. 7 to kick off the Peanut Festival. The event includes a 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk open to all ages.

Proceeds from the run go toward the Rotary Club of Williston’s service projects, Levy County Youth programs and the Rotary International Purple Pinkie project.

Registration is just $30 for adults and $15 for students.

For more information about the run and to register visit Rotary Club of Williston Florida on Facebook, register online at www.willistonrotary.com/register. You can also register the day of the event at 7 a.m. at check in.

Williston Rotary’s local youth projects include The RACK – Rotarians Actively Caring for Kids- that will provide shoes, socks and shoelaces to those in need in Joyce Bullock, Williston Elementary and Bronson Elementary Schools throughout the school year, dictionaries for all third grade students in Williston, Bronson and Yankeetown in partnership with the Williston Pioneer, the food Back Pack Program that sends home non-perishable food items with children in need and Rotary Scholarships to a graduating student from Williston and Bronson High to name a few.

Rotary International and partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide through the mass immunization of children. For as little as 60 cents of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. After an international investment of more than $9 billion, and the successful engagement of over 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradicated.