PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Nearly 200 people ran or walked through Petal streets Saturday morning to raise money for a local organization which has been helping children and senior citizens for a quarter century.
195 participants registered for the 2nd annual Lighthouse Dash 5K run and two mile walk.
It was a fund-raiser for the Petal Children's Task Force.
Since 1989, that organization has been helping needy children with school supplies and uniforms and also providing food for elderly citizens.
The event, which raised nearly $20,000, took place at the Petal Civic Center.
"The building that we are in is (called) The Lighthouse, and so we named our race for the Lighthouse Dash," said Dee Dee Lowery, president of the Petal Children's Task Force. "We're so excited about the growth, even in the money we raised and the number of participants, so we're thrilled and Petal just has great support, so we love it," she said.