On Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. at Minard's Pond in Bellows Falls, rain or shine Sovernet Communications, Vermont's locally operated provider of telecommunications services, is sponsoring its third annual Harvest Walk with all proceeds, plus a Sovernet matching donation of up to $5000, going to the Vermont and New Hampshire Foodbanks.
"The Harvest Walk for the Foodbanks is a great opportunity to walk magnificent trails during peak foliage season, " says Judy Eshelman, Sovernet's Director of Customer Service, "while at the same time fighting to end hunger in Vermont and New Hampshire.
"The Foodbanks are wonderful organizations that distribute millions of pounds of food each year. We feel fortunate that we are able to contribute in a meaningful way and look forward to continuing to make a positive difference through the Harvest Walk."
The Compass School bus will shuttle walkers from parking at the Waypoint Center up to Minard's Pond. The Main Street Arts String Band will be performing at the registration area at the pond and the walkers will be treated to lake-side refreshments created by Foodbank chefs from ingredients donated by the Bellows Falls Farmers Market, Allen Brothers and other local growers.
Sovernet thanks their sponsors: Vermont T's, The Vermont Country Store, Info Directions, Inc., PAETEC, OSG Billing Services, Milton CAT, MetaSwitch/Data Connection Corporation, and Chittenden Bank for their support of the event and strong commitment to the Vermont and New Hampshire Foodbanks.
Thanks also to Boccelli's on the Canal for their support of this event by donating all of the tips received at their 46 Canal St location during the month of September.
For more information about Harvest Walk 2009 and to download forms, please visit www.sover.net/walk.