CROP Walk slated

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Area CROP Walk for the Hungry will be held on the Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m. People are asked to come early for registration.

The start of the walk will be at Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Montcalm Street and Tower Avenue, in Ticonderoga. It will start at 1:30 p.m.

In case of bad weather, registration and the after-walk shelter will be in the upper room of the Elks Lodge, on Tower Avenue across from the park.

The walk will be four miles through Ti, with a two or one mile option.

Walkers are asked to get donations beforehand from others to sponsor their walk. Walkers may also sponsor themselves by giving a donation.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. Walkers should use a Church World Service envelope to record their donations. These are available by contacting Bev Sann ar 543-6299, by going to Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church during office hours or calling the church at 585-7995. Envelopes will also be available at registration. Checks should be made out to CWS/CROP.

"854 million people are hungry; this is equivalent to the entire population of the western hemisphere," said Sann. "The walk benefits the hungry here and around the world. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will return to provide assistance to needy people in this area, mainly to the local food pantries. The rest of the money will go toward assisting people around the world, including the U.S., affected by disasters, draughts, wars, as well as those hit hard by the economic downturn.

"The Walk can be a good outing for families, a way to get exercise, a time to enjoy the fall weather and scenery, as well as a way to get a sense of satisfaction from having helped others less fortunate than ourselves," Sann added. "We hope you will join us."

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