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CROP Walk begins at Presbyterian church next Sunday

CHAZY - The people of the Northern Tier are once again joining to fight world hunger.

The annual Northern Tier CROP Walk will take place next Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at the Chazy Presbyterian Church on Miner Farm Road. The walk, which will begin at 2 p.m., supports Church World Service, an international organization that provides assistance to refugees and victims of natural disasters and teaches self-sustaining technologies to underdeveloped countries. Twenty-five percent of the money raised for the event, however, benefits local food pantries.

The walk, said this year's coordinator, Matthew Wollam-Berens, will follow a three-mile route, although everyone is encouraged to take part regardless of their physical abilities.

"Sometimes people want to walk farther or ride bikes, which is great," said Wollam-Berens. "Whatever someone's ability to participate, we will all gather and end together at the church."

Those unable to walk the three miles but who want to solicit donations are just as needed, said Wollam-Berens.

Wollam-Berens said he is willing to meet personally with anyone willing to get involved with the walk including places of business, civic groups, or other organizations and individuals.

For more information about the CROP walk or Church World Service, contact Wollam-Berens at 566-8850 or visit www.churchworldservice.org.

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