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CROP Walk to assist fight against hunger

TICONDEROGA Help stop hunger and enjoy the beautiful fall weather by participating in Ticonderogas CROP Walk.

The fifth annual CROP Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga.

Registration and the walk will begin at the entrance of the Bicentennial Park, near the Heritage Museum on the corner of Montcalm Street and Tower Avenue in Ticonderoga. Should it rain, registration will be held at the Elks Lodge on the second floor.

The four-mile walk will begin at the park and continue through Ticonderoga toward Lake George, ending at the park. There is also a shorter, two-mile walk option.

Walkers must recruit sponsors to donate to the cause before the walk or sponsor themselves. You can also donate directly to the Church World Service.

Approximately 800 million people in the developing world are chronically undernourished, almost three times the population of the U.S. But you can help end this problem by participating in the walk.

The first crop walk in 2003 raised $1,700, and the success has grown since then. In its second year, the crop walk raised $3,400, followed by $4,300 in 2005. Last year, the CROP Walk raised over $4,500 to fight hunger.

The CROP Walk is sponsored by the Church World Service and raises money for local and international hunger fighting agencies. Twenty percent or more of the proceeds will go toward protecting local families from hunger.

For participation forms or more information on the Crop Walk contact Beverly Sann at 543-6299 or orbbsann@nycap.rr.com.

On average, 16,000 children die daily due to hunger causes. Im hoping the Ticonderoga region will come through again to help lower this terrible statistic, Sann said. The people here have done a great job in the past.

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