The 1st annual 'Laces of Grace' Easter run will take place at Trinity Baptist on Saturday.

There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1K Family Fun Run & Easter Egg Hunt. Cost is $25 for 10K & 5K; $10 per child for the 1K/Egg Hunt.

Laces of Grace, Inc. was started in 2010 by Matt Graves, his wife Corey, and his three beautiful kids, Baylie, Drew and Casey.

After spending years at the collegiate level coaching football, Matt came back home to Texarkana to coach high school football. After getting close to one of the players, Matt and Corey took the young man shopping for shoes to start the school year. When they walked in the store, he had NO IDEA what size shoe he wore. He had on a decent pair of shoes in a size 9.5. They wound up buying him a size 11.5

 Matt couldn’t imagine walking around with shoes that were 2 sizes too small. Since that day, he began noticing kids’ shoes and what terrible condition some of them were in. When he saw a kid with a nicer pair, he couldn’t help but wonder if they were 2 sizes too small.

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