Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014- Christmas Service for the Steimles

Each year our family gives gifts to each other in the form of services for other people. We try to choose something that would be important to those families.  For 2014, this was our service.

On Saturday, Oct 11, 2014, this year we volunteered to help with "The Great River Run." This is a half marathon from Keokuk up the river to Nauvoo. People come from all over the US to participate. There are also bikers and walkers too. About 200 came this year. It is sponsored by the cities and Chambers in the area.

They asked around the mission if you wanted to help, you should contact the person in charge. So we did. We thought we would just help at the finish line, but at  around 10 p.m. the night before, the head person, Jennifer Smith, called and asked if we would take the halfway point at Mount Moriah turnoff and hand out waters and Gatorade to the runners. We were asked to go on their website and get instructions on how to hand things out, as well as some of the rules and policies.

The next morning we were up and dressed warmly by 7:45 a.m. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed helping the runners and cheering them on. We were there until about noon.  Knowing how much running is important to the Steimle, we did this service!

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