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Beat Notes: Fight hunger, promote physical fitness with Peyton's Promise

5:25 PM, Oct. 15, 2013  |  Comments
Katie Hoffman
Katie Hoffman
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Editor's note: Beat Notes are filed weekly by Daily Herald Media reporters discussing events in their coverage areas and observations while reporting.

Join Weston-based Peyton's Promise for a family 5K at Wausau's Robert W. Monk Public Gardens.

The walk will take place at noon Saturday and aims to raise awareness about hunger in the Wausau area. Take a jar of peanut butter to the event in place of an entry fee and walk around the one-mile loop.

Peyton's Promise was started in 2007 by then-8-year-old Peyton Medick, who wanted to help children her age in her community who went to bed hungry. The organization has since grown to include volunteers in the Wausau area who organize food drives to benefit food pantries. Proceeds from $10 T-shirt sales at the walk will benefit Peyton's Promise.

The Monk Public Gardens are at 1800 N. First Ave. in Wausau.

South metro-area Halloween events

Trick-or-treating is just weeks away, and local municipalities have set times for children and parents to hit the streets in costumes.

? Weston and Schofield: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31

? Kronenwetter: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

? Rothschild Village Board will set a date and hours during a Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. today.

For those who'd rather celebrate indoors, Greenheck Field House will host its annual Community Halloween Party a few days before the holiday.

The Greenheck community party will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Greenheck Field House, 6400 Alderson St. in Weston. The event features games, costume prizes and a puppet show.

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