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By Cathy Dyson
KGHS DECA raises
King George High School's DECA club is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by hosting the DECA 5K for MDA on Veterans Day, Nov. 12.
The event is the chapter's community service project. MDA is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services and provides assistance to several families in King George.
The 5K event is open to all ages, and there's a Mile Kids Run for ages 12 and under. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the kids' run. A $5 late fee will be charged to those who register after Nov. 4.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9, the kids' run at 10, and awards at 10:30.
More information is available at kgdeca.org, by emailing kgdeca5
Email: email@example.com or stopping by the main office at King George High School.
FAIR HAS RESOURCES FOR AREA HISPANICS
The third annual Legal Fair sponsored by SINOVA, the Spanish Information Network of Virginia, was a complete triumph, said Nestor Gil, president of the organization.
More than 1,000 people attended the Sept. 29 fair, held at Holy Cross Academy in Stafford county. Residents were able to get legal advice, help with passports and general information from 30 participating groups such as Catholic Charities, the Mexican and the Guatemalan consulates and social service agencies in the Fredericksburg region.
Some of those attending can from as far as Virginia Beach and Delaware. Without the resources available at the Legal Fair, those attending would have had to take time off work and spend a lot of money to get the same help, Gill said.
He thanked those who supported an organization "that is addressing the needs of the Latino community."
Fundraiser set for ailing youngster
A fundraiser for Hunter Hale will be held Saturday 1-4 p.m. at Kildee Farm's "The Barn" in Stevensburg.
Hunter, the 2-year-old son of Courtney and Eric Hale and the grandson of Culpeper County Supervisor Bradley Rosenberger, has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and recently underwent two operations at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.