If tradition holds, and there is no reason to believe it won’t, people dressed in all manners of costumes will convene in downtown Leavenworth this weekend to raise money for Saint Vincent Clinic.
Proceeds from the annual Snowflake Streak go to the agency that provides primary health care, chronic disease management and medical assistance to low-income people in Leavenworth County.
Many people, organizations and businesses have formed teams and will participate in the event. Bess Bonewits, organizer of the event, said 19 teams representing area businesses have registered to participate. She is expecting about 250 people to take part in the event.
People are welcome to register and participate on the morning of the event.
Organizers have set a goal to raise $35,000 at this year’s event.
Bonewits said event T-shirts have been created by ONELVCO, a business in Basehor.
“I’m really happy with the T-shirts,” she said.
She said health care professionals and specialists who work in partnership with Saint Vincent Clinic will be honored at the event.
The event also will feature a costume contest and a disc jockey playing music.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Riverfront Community Center.
The one-mile walk begins at 8:30 p.m.
Participants can then attend a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. at the community center. Donations are welcome for the breakfast.
Participants may have to bundle up in warm clothing. Saturday’s high temperature is expected to be just 20 degrees with a north wind of about 15 mph.
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