5K planned to help children

DANVILLE - The Miracle 5K Run and Walk benefiting Children's Miracle Network will be held at Geisinger Medical Center Saturday, April 26.

The out-and-back race will begin at the Hospital for Advanced Medicine at 9 a.m. Registration will be at 8 a.m.

Pre-registered participants can sign up before April 18 for $20 or $50 for a family of five (including two adults and three children under 15). T-shirts are included for pre-registered participants only. Race-day registrants will not receive a t-shirt.

Awards will be given to the top overall fundraising individual and group, as well as the overall male and female winner and the top three finishers in each age group.

Runners and walkers can register by calling 1-800-322-5437 or going to events.geisinger.org. Checks can be made payable to Geisinger Health System Foundation.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children's Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

For additional information, call the Children's Miracle Network office at 570-271-6188 or 1-800-322-5437.

Changing of the colors planned

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee will hold a changing of the colors flag ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at Second and Oak streets.

The flag will be raised in memory and honor of Francis V. Kwiatkowski, who served in the U.S. Navy.

Area veterans and the public are invited.