Morrilton church plans 'Tribute to Mom 5K'

The St. Paul A.M.E. church of Morrilton will sponsor its first annual Tribute to Mom 5K run/walk Saturday, May 10.

The race will begin at the church at 7 a.m. and has a $15 advance entry fee with a $20 entry fee the day of the race. For an additional $10, participants can purchase a tribute to their mothers in the “Happy Mother’s Day” booklet published by the church.

“We have for the past three years done tributes to mom in our ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ booklet so I decided to take it a step further with the ‘Tribute to Mom’ run/walk in the downtown area,” member Charlotte Kindle said. “We hope to have at least 100 or more participants.”

Registration entry forms can be found at Forms and tribute spaces are due Wednesday, April 30. Late registration will be held from 6:30 to 6:45 a.m. at the church the day of the race.

All proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund and preservation efforts.

“This is a fundraiser because we need to do much-needed repairs to the church building,” Kindle said. “We have a small membership, mostly single parents and children, and with that it has been hard to maintain the building. We are on the National Register and in the Downtown Morrilton Historic District.”

St. Paul AME church is located at 309 N. Division Street in Morrilton.

For more information, please contact Kindle at 501.354.3142 (evenings) or [email protected], or Joyce Smith at 501.450.2976 or [email protected].