Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fall brings opportunities to "cruise in," run or walk for Hospice

Hospice of Orleans will be the beneficiary of two local fall festivities. Both events are open to the general public.

First, Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home of Albion will present the 1st Annual Auto Show from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 29. Merrill-Grinnell can accommodate up to 100 classic cars in its lot at 12 Ingersoll St., Albion. Funeral Director Rebekah Karls said she got the idea for this event from colleagues involved in “Hotrods for Hospice” in Rochester.

“We’ve got plenty of parking spaces right on our property,” Karls said, “and this is something different from a lot of the other benefits we have going on locally. Hospice is such an important part of our community. We wanted to find a way to support it.”

The auto show will feature food, music, a 50/50 raffle, and trophies for the classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles (best in show, best paint, fan favorite, etc.). Click here for more details and contact info.

Runners/walkers line up to start the Brown's 5k a previous year
Also coming up, on Oct. 12, will be the well-established Cross-Country 5k Race and Memory Walk, hosted by Brown’s Berry Patch at 14264 Roosevelt Highway in Waterport. The race, which starts at 10 a.m., invites runners and walkers to enjoy the fall foliage during a brisk (or leisurely) stroll through the woods, orchards and fields of the Brown farm. The Rotary Club of Albion co-sponsors the event, which features a professionally sanctioned and timed 3.1-mile course, as well as a 1-mile fun walk option.

“This will be our 17th year of hosting this race and we consider it a privilege to help support our local Hospice,” said Margy Brown. “It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning!” Click here to download a printable registration form.

Hospice of Orleans is grateful for organizations such as these that make our mission possible: To embrace those facing advanced illness with optimal levels of comfort, compassion and expertise.