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2nd Annual Day of HOPE

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
110 W. Juniata Parkway
Millerstown, PA 17062 United States
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Day of Hope 5K / Run4HOPE / Concert / Vendors

Come out for the Day of HOPE—a day of family-friendly fun with your community! Festivities will include an all-day Concert in the Park, vendors/crafters, Excalibur Obstacle Course, Bounce House, Dunk Tank, a 5k Run4HOPE, and a Suicide Prevention Poker Run.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we will have many other local resources on site that day as well.

Day of HOPE is hosted by No Way Out Ministries to help raise awareness and funds to help individuals who are battling depression and suicidal thoughts find HOPE. No Way Out Ministries is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Highmark Blue Shield, ClarkResources, and GT Watts.

For the latest updates on Day of HOPE events, visit our Facebook event page.


Medals will be awarded to the first place winners in each age category. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for prizes; additional tickets can be purchased. Register online up through September 15, or register at Cooper Field on race day. Entry fee is $30. Race-day registration at the Cooper Field pavilion begins at 8 a.m., and the run will begin at 9 a.m. Pre-register online today! If you prefer, you may download a sponsor sheet / registration form and register by mail or simply bring it with you on the day of the event.

Suicide Prevention Poker Run

Calling all bikers! The Suicide Prevention Poker Run will cover an 80-mile course and depart from Cooper Field promptly at 9 a.m. The cost is $15/driver and $5/passenger. Register in advance by emailing bennyha@ptd.net. A map will be provided close to the event day.

Click the image to open a printable poster.Suicide Prevention Poker Run Printable Poster

Fun for All Ages

Inflatable Obstacle CourseAlso new this year! There will be plenty of fun for the kiddos as they race through the 30-foot long Excaliber obstacle course to the double slide at the end. There’s a bounce house, too.

And the whole family can take turns dunking their favorite pastor in the dunk tank!

Event Schedule

8:00 a.m.5K Run4HOPE registration begins
8:00 a.m.Suicide Prevention Poker Run registration begins
9:00 a.m.5K Run4HOPE begins
9:00 a.m.Suicide Prevention Poker Run begins
10:00 a.m.Elvis Impersonator Brad Crum
10:45 a.m.Cindy Snyder, speaking on suicide and alcohol
11:00 a.m.Isaac Hessinger
11:45 a.m.Derek Peters, speaking on PTSD and veterans
12:00 noonSpecials by Krista Shank and Michelle Ondesko
12:15 p.m.Isabella Martin accompanied by Faith Martin
1:00 p.m.No Way Out Skit
1:15 p.m.Robby New Born
2:30 p.m.Carolina Tide
3:30 p.m.Candlelight Memorial
4:00 p.m.Randy and Jade Fisher


Vendor space is still available and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for a 10’x10′ space is $30 and an additional $10 if you need electricity. Nonprofit spaces are $15. Payment must be received by September 13, 2017. For details, see vendor form.

  • BarShell Designs
  • Delicious Lips & More
  • doTERRA
  • Jamberry Nails
  • Lilla Rose
  • Lula Roe
  • Pampered Chef
  • Paparazzi
  • Perfectly Posh
  • Perry Human Services
  • Pink Zebra
  • Please Live, Inc.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

  • Premier Designs
  • Sadler Health
  • Scentsy
  • Smith of 6 Honey & Lace
  • Tastefully Simple
  • The American Mental Wellness Association
  • Thirty-one
  • Tupperware
  • Usborne Books + More
  • Valarie Moyer’s LLC
  • Walk It Out Recovery Services

Raffle Prizes

A big THANK YOU to all of our donors!


  1. ACA Museum: family 4 pack of tickets
  2. Adventure Sports in Hershey: A family 4 pack of mini golf passes
  3. Autobahn: pair of Race Passes
  4. Carlisle Sports Emporium: pair of laser tag tickets
  5. Carlisle Sports Emporium: pair of go-kart tickets
  6. Delgrosso’s Amusement Park: pair of Tickets
  7. Disney World: Family 4 pack 1-Day Park Hopper
  8. Get Air: pair of jump passes
  9. Hershey Country Club: $500 Gift Certificate
  10. Hershey Garden: family 4 pack of tickets
  11. Laserdome Package
  12. Monkey Joe’s: pair of jump passes
  13. Sight & Sound Theatre: pair of tickets to Christmas Show
  14. Strasburg Railroad: pair of coach class tickets


  1. Altoona Curve: family 4 pack of tickets
  2. Chicago Bears: Autographed picture of Akiem Hicks, Jordan Howard, Leonard Floyd, Kyle Long, and Cody Whitehair
  3. Cleveland Browns: Jim Brown 1964 Throwback Jersey
  4. Fightin Phils: family 6 pack of tickets
  5. Harrisburg Senators: family 4 pack of tickets
  6. Minnesota Vikings: Autographed Picture of Robert Tate
  7. Philadelphia Eagles: Autographed Picture of Head Coach
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins: Gift Bag
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates: pair of 2018 Game Tickets
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers: Lithographed Signature Picture of Antonio Brown

Food and Restaurants

  1. Applebee’s: $25 Gift Certificate
  2. Blue Ridge Restaurant: $15 Gift Certificate
  3. Boro Bar and Grill: $10 Gift Card
  4. Cove Mountain Bar & Grill: $25 Gift Card
  5. Hershey’s 5lb Chocolate Bar
  6. Hoss’s: $15 Gift Card
  7. Kessler’s Meats: $25 Tailgate Party Package
  8. Kristy’s Whistle Stop: $10 Gift Card
  9. Kristy’s Whistle Stop: $10 Gift Card
  10. Marysville Diner: $20 Gift Certificate
  11. Moe’s Southwest Grill: $25 Gift Card
  12. Mutzabaugh’s: $50 Mutzy Cash
  13. Outback Steakhouse: $20 Gift Card
  14. Philly Pretzel Factory: Gift Certificate for 50 free regular pretzels
  15. Summit Restaurant: $20 Gift Certificate


  1. Hair Cuttery: $90 Gift Bag
  2. Nailed It! Salon in Newport: $30 Gift Card
  3. Sass Salon and Day Spa: $70 Gift Card for full body therapeutic massage
  4. Sassy Salon in Newport: $30 Gift Card


  1. AAA: 1 Year Membership
  2. Lawrence Chevrolet: Free Oil Change and Tire Rotation
  3. L.B. Smith Ford: $199 Detailing Certificate


  1. Carpetbagger’s in Newport: $50 Gift Card
  2. Leonard’s Oak World: $25 Gift Card
  3. Member’s 1st FCU: $25 Visa Gift Card
  4. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: 15% off voucher
  5. Picaboo: $50 Gift Certificate
  6. Picaboo: $50 Gift Certificate
  7. Picaboo: $50 Gift Certificate
  8. Sheetz: Gift Basket
  9. Soutner’s Hallmark in Newport: $15 Gift Card

5k Raffle Prizes

  1. Artistic Image: 3 Hats & 1 Hoo Rag
  2. Blue Mountain Outfitters: $75 Weekend Canoe Trip for Two
  3. Gold’s Gym, Linglestown Road: 1 Month Free Membership
  4. Home Depot: $25 Coupon
  5. Hoss’s: $15 Gift Card
  6. Kristy’s Whistle Stop: $10 Gift Card
  7. Picaboo: $50 Gift Card
  8. Pocono Raceway: $25 Gift Card
  9. Sheetz: Gift Basket

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Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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Venue Name: Millerstown Area Community Park
Address: 110 W. Juniata Parkway
Millerstown, PA 17062 United States


Organizer Name: No Way Out Ministries
Phone: 617-545-4673