THAYER -- Last year, locally, over $137,182 was donated to the K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon.
The event this year is set for Feb. 4 and will be held at the K-Kountry 95 studio north of Thayer on Highway 63 north. The event will be called the Caterpiller of Pomona, Bank of Thayer, K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon.
All area residents, clubs, businesses, church groups and others are asked to participate in the radio-thon.
Several events are scheduled around the time of the radio-thon including the Quail Hunt for a Cure. The Ozark Game Bird Farm located at the Bar M Ranch and K-Kountry 95 invite area residents to a benefit quail hunt Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Hunts will be planned for groups of four or five and the only cost will be a $5 donation to St. Jude's for each bird shot. To make a reservation for the hunt call 417-255-0003.
On Feb. 3 it will be Fred's Fish Day. The Mammoth Spring ball teams will serve at the restaurant that day. All food will be priced as regular on the menu but all money made that day will go to St. Jude's. Fred's officials said last year they made a little over $7,000 for St. Jude's on Fred's Day.
Students from Alton, Couch, Koshkonong, Mammoth Spring and Thayer will be helping answer the phone lines at K-Kountry 95 the day of the event.
Shady Oaks in Thayer will be helping the kids at St. Jude's with a Caring for Kids luncheon Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The menu will be charcoal hamburgers on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips, peach and blackberry cobbler for $3.
From 6 to 9:30 a.m. the facility will be having a Care for Kids Breakfast also for $3. The menu for the breakfast will be biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage, eggs, hash browns, orange juice or milk.
Volunteers will deliver lunch or breakfast to homes or businesses. Call 264-7256 to place an order.
All proceeds will go to St. Jude's