We’d like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship of the 2016 Laurel Run! Without your kind contributions none of this would be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those already thinking about next year’s event it’s already being planned and will take place July 14-15 in 2017. See you then!

Laurel Run fund-raiser at Pizza Hut on Feb. 9

Posted by Chris Anderson - February 1, 2015 - Events - 1 Comment

Laurel Hotelling’s birthday is this week, and the community is invited to help celebrate the occasion by supporting the annual charitable event that bears her name.

All day long on Monday, February 9, the Pizza Hut on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk will host a “Fun”draiser in honor of Ms. Hotelling.  The restaurant is ready to donate 20 percent of each order to Laurel Run, a fund-raising event created by Laurel’s parents, Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek.

The 19th annual Laurel Run will be held July 17 and 18.  The event was established to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities like Laurel, who has Down syndrome.  Laurel has a job at The Resource Center’s Mary Andrews Center on East Chestnut Street in Dunkirk, and Laurel Run seeks to raise public awareness about the potential existing within everyone who has a disability.

Money raised through Laurel Run is directed to Filling the Gap, Inc. which works with The Resource Center to support people with disabilities in Chautauqua County.

Please be aware that for the Pizza Hut “Fun”draiser, you will not receive a discount on the cost of your meal.  Rather, 20 percent of what you pay for your meal will be donated to Laurel Run.

To have Pizza Hut donate 20 percent of your order to Laurel Run, you must fill out a form and give it to your server.  Click here to view a printable version of the form.  Pizza Hut likely will have extra forms on hand, so if you forget to bring the form with you, notify your server that you are there to support Laurel Run.   The fund-raising promotion also applies to carryout orders, so if you order by phone or online, tell your server you are supporting Laurel Run when you arrive to pick up your order.

The Pizza Hut is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on February 9.  Please note that the restaurant has moved from Route 60 in Fredonia to its new location on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk.

For more information on the Pizza Hut event, phone the restaurant at 672-4044.  If you have questions about Laurel Run or would like to become involved in this year’s event, phone The Resource Center at 661-4735 or call the Hotellings at 934-3952.

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