by Dennis Dalman
The annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/1k Kids Walk for Toys for Tots will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 right outside of St. Cloud Orthopedics in the Sartell Medical Campus.
The event raises money for Toys for Tots and typically provides about one-third of toys for the program, all of which go to children in central Minnesota.
For more information about the event, how to register for it and/or how to contribute toys or money, go online to jinglebellrun.isyourrace.com.
The Sartell City Council at a recent meeting agreed to allow some street closings from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. in the race/walk area.
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is sponsored by St. Cloud Orthopedics, with partnership from the St. Cloud Hospital Bone and Joint Clinic, the BLEND program funded by CentraCare Health Foundation and by Agency 128.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.