IDA – Registration has begun for the third annual Christmas in Ida sleigh race, to be held on December 2, during the Christmas in Ida festival. The races are presented by Directions Credit Union and organized by Monroe County Bed Race to Aid Children, Inc.
Teams must register by Monday.
“The thrilling and lively race features sleds fitted with wheels. Community teams will follow the course under stadium lights on Lewis Ave. in the downtown district of Ida. The sleds will be outfitted with Christmas lights and teams are encouraged to decorate the sleds with decorations and signs that represent the team,” the Christmas in Ida committee said.
Anita’s Dance Center in Muskego, Wis. will provide an energetic dance performance before the race.
“This event turned out to be a remarkable success of fun and camaraderie. It’s a crazy time when high school sports teams, community groups and families are running for a wonderful cause,” said Dale Zorn, Executive Director of Christmas in Ida.
All proceeds from the sled race will benefit the Children’s Bed Program through the Monroe County Bed Race to Help Children, Inc.., which aims to provide every child in Monroe County with their own bed.
“Every night, hundreds of children in Monroe County go to sleep either on the floor, on the couch, or in a car seat because they don’t have a bed. Since 2001, the Monroe County Bed Race to Aid Children, Inc. has purchased over 3,700 beds and donated them to children and their families,” festival organizers said.
The First Presbyterian Church of Monroe started the “Now I Lay Me Down” bed program when it learned that Monroe County was in dire need of children’s beds. The bed race to help children takes place every September. Community teams come together to race beds in support of the bed program.
The average cost of a crib is $250. Each bed comes with a new pillow, sheets and blankets, a soft toy and a book.
Teams must raise a minimum of $100 to participate.
To register or to sponsor the Ida Christmas Holiday Sleigh Race, contact Sandra Kreps at [email protected] or (734) 269-9003, ext. 4000. Registration and sponsorship forms can also be downloaded by visiting https://monroebedrace.org Where www.christmasinida.
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