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Ti walk aids needy

TICONDEROGA - The tally is in for the Ticonderoga Church World Service CROP Walk.

A record $4,502 was raised to benefit the hungry and poor. Local food pantries will get 20 percent of the money and 5 percent will go to the Ti Clergy Association Indigent Assistance Fund which helps people with emergency needs.

"The rest will go to help the hungry in the U.S., as well as, around the world," said Bev Sann, walk coordinator.

The walk, which occurred on Oct. 17., had 51 people participate.

Retired Lutheran minister Bob Johnson led the pre-walk prayer. Nancy and Jack Harrigan and Florence Kunnas from Ohio helped with registration. Alice Benjamin and Jill Brown helped with the pr-e and post-walk tasks.

Some of the organizations which provided walkers and sponsors included Ti First United Methodist Church, St. Mary's (Catholic) School, Putnam United Presbyterian Church, Church of the Cross (Episcopalian), Ti Middle School, Ti High School, the youth group at Ti First United Methodist Church, Rotary Club of Northern Lake George, Adirondack Torch Club, Champlain Valley Chorale, the Ti Boy Scouts and the Carillon Garden Club.

Registration facilities for the four-mile walk through Ti were provided by the Elks Lodge1494. Rest stops were furnished by St. Mary's School (Sister Sharon Dalton) and Assembly of God Church. Refreshments were provided by members of First United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge and Pastor and Mrs. Eric Stokesbury.

"Despite the earlier forecasts of rain and snow, and despite the economic hard times, God and the people of the Ticonderoga area came through with a beautiful day, and a successful and fun CROP Walk," Sann said. "and for this we are thankful."

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