Two benefits are being planned for Kristi Loeffelholz, the co-owner of The Friendly Place in Livingston, who has leukemia.
Iowa–Grant Elementary/Middle School held the Kind Kids for Kristi Fun Run, a run of 1 to 2 miles for kindergarten through eighth grade, Tuesday, with suggested donations of $1 to $2 per participant.
Loeffelholz was an Iowa–Grant school bus driver for more than 20 years. She organized the annual Livingston Easter Egg Hunt for many years, and began the Books on the Bus program, providing books for kids to read on their way home from school.
“She greets each child by name as they get on and off her bus,” said Iowa–Grant teacher Angie Boldt, one of the organizers of Kind Kids for Kristi. “We believe that it is time that we give back to Kristi.”
Loeffelholz owns The Friendly Place in Livingston with her husband Tim. They formerly owned the Kerr–McGee gas station in Platteville.
Friends of The Friendly Place are holding a fundraiser for Loeffelholz at the Livingston–Clifton Fire Station Saturday, June 11. A hog roast will be held starting at 4 p.m., with a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., and a live and pie auction at 7 p.m.
Donations also can be sent to Tim or Kristi Loeffeholz in care of Livingston State Bank, P.O. Box 99, Livingston, WI 53554.