Two Great Events to Benefit the Sanctuary on 8th Street

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Two Great Events to Benefit the Sanctuary on 8th Street


The Sanctuary on 8th Street celebrated 25 years of service to the children and families of Springfield at our annual Shindig event Sept. 22 at the Garden Club. Over 200 people gathered for the Keep Shining Sanctuary themed event with dinner by Bono’s & Pastiche Catering, music by Junco Royals, handcrafts from their Pallets With a Purpose program and new this year, a silent auction of 14 hand painted chairs from local artists. The Shindig is a Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund event.

Since 1992, the Sanctuary on 8th Street has been a ray of sunshine in Springfield. A beacon for underserved children offering inspiration, encouragement and hope. A safe place where students are equipped with knowledge and enrichment opportunities so they can shine brightly. A glowing example of what happens when a community of caring staff, volunteers, and mentors partner with thoughtful donors and benefactors to provide a safe, nurturing environment where kids can be kids. Keep Shining, Sanctuary!

Avondale 5k Classic

The Avondale Merchant Association hosted the 9th Annual Avondale 5K Classic Empowered by FIS Saturday, Oct 7. Despite the date change due to Hurricane Irma, the race welcomed over 500 participants. Proceeds from the event benefited the Sanctuary on 8th Street.