The Southern End is still waiting for its first killing frost.
So far this fall, temperatures have rarely dipped into the lower 30s and most days see highs reaching the upper 60s.
But it's still time to start thinking about winter and ways to stay warm, says Solanco Neighborhood Ministries director Teresa Dolan.
The nonprofit will begin accepting applications for its heating fuel assistance program on November 1.
In May, Encounter Church members got a glimpse of Solid Rock's programs and the ministry's goals.
That led member Mary Mendenhall to propose a fundraiser she had been considering.
"I had it in my heart to do a 5K, but I didn't know what for," she said last week. The program at Encounter Church led the 2012 Solanco High School graduate to propose the run as a fundraiser for Solid Rock.