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Sports Briefs (Nov. 7)

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By Andrew Harner

Mouse Races are on Saturday

The Vandalia High School boys basketball program is seeking several sponsors for its Mouse Races fundrasier, which will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m..

Sponsors are needed for each of the 60 mice which will participate in the races, each of the 10 races and each of the six racing lanes.

Naming a mouse costs $15, naming a lane costs $50 and naming a race costs $100.

Lane sponsors will also receive one admission ticket, and race sponsors will receive two admission tickets.

Admission to the event is $15, and will include dinner, mouse races, 50/50 wheel, heads or tails, silent auction and a live auction.

All proceeds will help fund transportation for the team during the season.

For more information, contact coach Brian Buscher at 292-6640 or at bbuscher@vandals.k12.il.us, or call the high school at 283-5155.

VPAC holding 5K run Saturday

The Vandalia Performing Arts Center will hold a 5K fun run and walk on Saturday at Rogier Park.

Registration will be accepted until the 10:30 a.m. race time, with the registration cost being $25.

The entire race will be held in the park, and vendors will be set up following the race. Vendor spaces are available for $10 and a donation of one item to a raffle. Food will also be available.

For more information, contact Heather Jackson (780-5457) or Tara Hall (292-8172), or visit the center at 427 Orchard St., Suite A.

Proceeds from the event will be used to offset the cost of performance costumes for the center’s dance teams.

SEB cheerleaders chili supper/spirit night is next week

The St. Elmo/Brownstown High School cheerleading squad will be holding its first chili supper and spirit night next Thursday, Nov. 14.

Chili will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. in the St. Elmo High School cafeteria, and each meal costs $5.

Following the supper, a spirit night will be held in the gym at 7 p.m., with a $1 admission or a canned good donation. All cans will donated to Caring and Sharing.

BSE track team hosting trivia night

The Brownstown/St. Elmo High School track team will hold a trivia night next Friday, Nov. 15.

The event will be held in the Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria at 7 p.m.

Teams of 2-8 people can compete for $5 per person.

Drinks will be sold at the event, but participants should bring their own food.

For more information, contact track coach Travis Redden at 927-1554.