It was crunch time for the 30-plus members of the Harker Heights High School’s Interact Club when they met at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Assignments were being made in preparation for the “Ready, Set, Glow Electric Fun Run and Walk” set for Saturday at Carl Levin Park in Heights.

The run is the group’s first major fundraiser, since it was chartered early in the school year under the guidance of the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

Funds from the event will go to supporting Rotary Books for the World.

Interact members are asking the public to come beginning at 6:30 p.m. for food, face-painting, music, and “amazing light displays” and much more. The walk and run begin at 8 p.m.

“Wear your glow-in-the-dark finery for the nighttime run,” said Interact Club President Jessica Babb.

“Prizes will be given away for the best and brightest costumes.”

On-site registration is $25 per person. Children ages 11 and under will be admitted free with participating adults.

As of Tuesday, more than 100 had pre-registered to attend the event.

The students distributed more than 1,000 posters to bring attention to their fundraising efforts.

“This is a wonderful group of young people,” said Stacy Stool, faculty advisor for the Interact Club. “The amount of time they’re given to this project is absolutely astounding. “

During the Tuesday meeting, Babb was outlining work schedules, assigning face-painters, and calling for help to install more than 630 feet of lights and prepping 850 glow sticks for the nighttime run.

Interact Vice President Jeremy Candelas said he’s excited to see how everything turns out.

“We’ve been working on it for quite a while and it’s become bigger than we expected,” he said.

Representing the Rotary Club at each Interact meeting is John Johnston.

“I actually feel good about our schedule of activities and we’ll be getting some help from our Rotarians so that’ll be good,” he said,

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