EDINBURG The Rainbow Room Board of Directors and Sprouting New Beginnings are hosting their 1st Annual Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Rainbow Room and children in the foster system who receive help from the Rainbow Room.

The Fall Festival is happening from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on October 29 at the Edinburg Municipal Park. It will include games, a costume contest, face painting, pumpkin carving, and food. Registration fees are $15 for the 5K Run/Walk, $10 for the 800 meter Kids' Fun Run, and $5 for the 25 meter "Baby Dash". You can pre-register from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on October 24th and 25th at Gold's Gym in McAllen, or register between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the park on the day of the race. Please be prepared to pay with cash or a check.

The Rainbow Room is a non-profit emergency center that distributes free items such as shoes, clothing, diapers, formula, and toys to children who have been taken into the custody of Child Protective Services. The children are sometimes removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. During these emergency removals the Rainbow Room provides simple necessities for the children.

For more information please contact Alicia de Leon at (956) 316-8704, Isaura Cisneros at (956) 381-0967, or Joe Borrego at (956) 207-4369.