The deadline is approaching for persons who want to participate in an event to help a Houston native shot in the line of duty as a Carter County sheriff’s deputy.
This is the last day to register in order to receive a T-shirt for the Don Tottingham Memorial ‘I’ve Got Your 6’ Fun Run/Walk, a 5K event that starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and benefits Brigg Pierson who was shot in August. He sustained numerous wounds and is undergoing physical therapy.
The T-shirts will be ordered tomorrow. (Thursday)
Registration for the walk — organized by Houston Community Betterment and Arts Council, its youth arm, and the Houston Police Department — is 8 to 8:30 a.m. at the Grand Avenue building. The cost is $25. Persons must register early to ensure receiving the special T-shirt. A $20 donation without participation also is eligible for a T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to the City of Houston. A $100 donation allows a business to have its name on the back of the T-shirt. There also will be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Brigg Pierson Benefit Account established at Landmark Bank.
How to register: Contact Elaine Campbell at Houston City Hall (417-260-0043), Justin Brown at Evans Funeral Home (417-259-1112), Stephanie Groff (417-260-5110), officer Josh Green at the Houston School District (417-967-2319) or Sandy Cremer at Houston High School (417-260-4977).