Johnson City Press: Angel Tree and Christmas Box registration wrapping up; Children's Hospital Scarecrow Skedaddle set; Tri-Cities Making Strides Against Breast Cancer runs Sunday

Angel Tree and Christmas Box registration wrapping up; Children's Hospital Scarecrow Skedaddle set; Tri-Cities Making Strides Against Breast Cancer runs Sunday

Sue Guinn Legg • Updated Oct 18, 2017 at 9:53 PM

The final two days of registration for residents in Washington and Unicoi counties in need of Salvation Army Angel Tree gifts for children and Johnson City Press Christmas Box food for low-income families and seniors will be held today and Friday at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray.

Registration hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Identification for all household members and proof of income and expenses are required.

Registration for Carter County children, families and seniors in need of the sister holiday projects’ assistance was conducted last week in Elizabethton. Salvation Army Capt. Laura Cox said a make-up day for Carter County residents who missed the signup will be announced later.

More information about signup requirements and Angel Tree volunteer opportunities may be obtained by calling the Salvation Army at 926-2101.

The third annual Niswonger Children’s Hospital Scarecrow Skedaddle will be held Saturday at East Tennessee State University.

The day of family fun and fitness will begin with a opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m outside the Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center minidome. 

A 200-yard modified race for athletes who may require the assistance of walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs or personal coaches and a 5K road race and one-mile fun run and walk for families will begin immediately after the ceremony.

A free Scarecrow Skedaddle Shindig featuring family-friendly activities, face painting, a scavenger hunt, a children’s costume contest and a vendor tables with free educational materials, will be held inside the dome immediately following the races.

The race entry fee is a $10 and scholarships are available for children who qualify. Children ages 12 and younger who register for the Skedaddle will receive a runner’s bib, a T-shirt and a participation award while supplies last.

Online registration closes at 7 p.m. today at and includes includes a small convenience fee. Registration may be completed without the convenience fee by printing the registration form available on the website and mailing or delivering it to Scarecrow Skedaddle, 3101 Browns Mill Road, Suite 6-182, Johnson City, TN 37604.

More information about the Skedaddle may be obtained by emailing Tara Chadwell at [email protected]

The annual Tri-Cities American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be held Sunday afternoon at Founders Park.

Registration for the event’s certified 5K will open at 1 p.m. and the run and awareness walk will start at 3. All proceeds will go to the fight against the second leading cancer death among women and to help ensure no one faces breast cancer alone.

Last year, an estimated 3,500 participants in the Tri-Cities event raised nearly $165,000 for ACS initiatives, including support for innovative breast cancer research, promotion of breast cancer education and risk reduction, and comprehensive support services for patients.

More information about the event is available at or may be obtained by contacting Holly Booker at the American Cancer Society’s Johnson City office at 282-7009 or at [email protected]

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538 or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

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