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"Stampeding" For Kids
September 2015


Corporate Services, IT and Human Resources were up bright and early for the Farmington Stampede 5K,
held Saturday, September 12, in Farmington.

The Farmington Stampede 5K and one-mile run, held this year on Saturday, September 12, was created as a fundraising event as part of the Back to School Bonanza in Farmington. All proceeds from The Farmington Stampede go directly to Back to School Bonanza, an event hosted by the Farmington United Methodist Church. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Back to School Bonanza.

This event provides tennis shoes, socks, underwear, soap, shampoo, deodorant, haircuts, backpacks, dental and vision screenings, kindergarten health physicals and Bibles to students in grades K-12 from any school district that attends, without any income requirements or registration. This year the proceeds raised allowed Back to School Bonanza to serve approximately 600 students.

Corporate services, IT and human resources departments all participated in the 2015 Farmington Stampede as their Ozarks Cares outreach project for the year. A dozen employees showed up to support the effort within the community and to help raise funds.

“It was great for all of our departments to come together and do something to help the community," said Lisa Larkin, administrative assistant with corporate services. "This was for a great cause and we are looking forward to participating in this event again next year.”

To learn more about Ozarks Cares, click here. To learn more about the Farmington Stampede, click here.

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