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Fundraiser for Immaculate Conception set

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Youngsters at Immaculate Conception School in New Madrid have named the mice which will be competing in a fundraiser for their school, the Riverfest Mouse Races on Saturday. Pictured from left are Gavin Long drawing his mouse, Fast; Berkley Moreland, who named her mouse, Thumper; Lizzie Bennett, who named her mouse, Speedy; and Patrick Hodges picturing his mouse, Max. Jill Bock, Staff
NEW MADRID - One thing is for sure - the winner will squeak to a win.

As part of a fundraiser for the Immaculate Conception Parish, Mouse Races are planned for the church's Riverfest on May 7. Activities are scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the school grounds, located off 560 Powell Ave.

The races, according to Ann Evans Copeland, one of the parish members, are designed to increase interest in the event, which is open to the public. "It is just part of the entertainment planned," she added.

Each of the students in school's pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classes have provided names for the mice racers and each class is sponsoring a race.

According to Copeland, the races will feature specially bred mice provided by a company in St. Louis. The mice will compete in six heats with the seventh and final race determining an overall winner.

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