Capes, superheroes, and beds, oh my!

Events help support CROSS Food Shelf

On July 18, an attempt at breaking the world record for the most people wearing capes in one location took place at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

Teams make final preparations before the bed races begin during the 40 Winks Bed Race during Maple Grove Days 2013.

Teams make final preparations before the bed races begin during the 40 Winks Bed Race during Maple Grove Days 2013.

The event was created by Mick Sterling of the 30 Days Foundation, an organization that focuses on easing the burden on people facing financial crisis. The event was accompanied by live music and activities for families with all proceeds going to CROSS Food Shelf. Although the record was not broken, the event was a success with over 1,300 people recorded in attendance.

Two participants show off their capes during Get Your Cape On at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes on July 18. (Photo courtesy of Bain Lothian Photography)

Two participants show off their capes during Get Your Cape On at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes on July 18. (Photo courtesy of Bain Lothian Photography)

One week earlier, the annual 40 Winks Bed Race took place on Main Street in Maple Grove. Each team that enters the race pays a $150 entry fee that goes toward the purchase of a bed. All of the 22 beds used in this year’s race will be donated to CROSS, which will give the beds to clients in need. The event was created by Lorrie Link, the executive director at the Maple Grove Art Center, in cooperation with the 40 Winks Foundation, and is supported by the Maple Grove Rotary Club.

CROSS Food Shelf provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, limited financial assistance, and Meals on Wheels to families living in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin.

CROSS has been operating for nearly four decades. Over 600 families each month benefit from services provided by CROSS, which is supported by volunteers and community donations from businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations. For more information, contact us at 763-425-1050 or visit the website at crossfoodshelf.com.

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