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Sunnybrook School District prepares for third annual 5K

Saturday, May 19, 9:00am, at Heritage Middle School

information provided by Sunnybrook School District 171

LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2018) – Preparations are underway for the Sunnybrook School District 171 Education Foundation’s third annual 5K Walk/Run/Bike on Saturday, May 19, at 9:00am at Heritage Middle School.

The event will not only raise money for Sunnybrook School District’s Student Growth Fund, but will also contribute to an ongoing partnership between the Lansing-Lynwood Community and Sunnybrook School District 171.

The Student Growth Fund enriches the learning of School District 171 students through various programs and scholarships.

Dr. Erika Millhouse-Pettis, co-chair of the event, said, “It is our firm belief that community engagement in the school district enriches the lives of students, helps develop community awareness, and enhances the partnership between Sunnybrook School District 171 and the communities of Lansing and Lynwood.”

Dr. Hughes B. George, Superintendent of 171, added, “The purpose of the 5K Walk/Run/Bike is to further motivate community members to become and remain active in the various programs, initiatives, and organizations that are available within the District for parents, community members, and other stakeholders.”

Mr. Gregory Cade, President of the Education Foundation, echoed Dr. George’s sentiments: “The success of our communities depends largely on the success of our students and our schools. Therefore, in order for either one to be successful, we must work together.”

Registration for the 5K can be found directly on the district’s website:

For additional information, contact either of the event co-chairs:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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