Monday, 31 October 2011 by Thomas Tavaziva
Christ the King Catholic Church provided families, friends and neighbors with an opportunity to enjoy a nice walk/run on a Sunday afternoon with the goal of raising money and having fun as a community.
The Women Ministry's Second Annual Fun Run/Walk, which is CTK's major fundraiser.
The fundraiser was a day of fun and camaraderie, and those who attended the event engaged in a healthy activity. The distance for the fun run was 3 kilometers and those who opted to walk endured 5 kilometers.
Diane Waite and JoAnn Gillette, who spent several months of planning and preparation for the event, described it as a success.
"It was a wonderful day for the parish," Waite said. "Families with adult children and grandchildren came from as far away as San Antonio and Waxahachie to enjoy the day together."
There was an abundance of games and food at the Parish Hall. There was also a bake sale, a silent auction and a raffle for an iPad2, a sports basket, a Wal-Mart gift certificate and restaurant gift certificates contributed by Luigi's, Sol de Jalisco and Jake's Chinese Buffet.
All proceeds and donations will go toward taking care of the needs of the church including flowers, altar linens, communion hosts and wine.
"There was a great vibe around the parish, and everyone was so happy," said Christ the King Pastor, Father James Misko. "Beyond the obvious money that was made for the support of our parish, the community spirit was even more fulfilling."
The event was attended by young and senior citizens alike. There were babies in strollers to one of the Women's Ministry members, Virginia Wallace, who at age 82 walked the entire course as the oldest participant.
One adult typically came across the finish line raised his arms in victory as a cheer squad encouraged him for the final 100 yards.