Walkers needed!

It’s CROP Walk time again and given the difficulties many folks are still facing trying to make ends meet, these programs are needed more than ever.

Besides, you’ll get in shape and feel good about doing a good deed. Here’s the info:

The 42nd annual York CROP Hunger Walk fundraiser will take place Sunday, Oct. 9 at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

Conducted locally for Church World Service under the auspices of the York County Council of Churches, organizers say it is the oldest continuous CROP Walk in the country.

From the stadium, walkers will proceed through the city to the rail trail and take the trail to the entrance to Regent’s Glen and then return to the stadium. There is also a mini-walk inside the stadium for those who cannot comfortably walk on the regular course.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the walk to follow at 1:30. The 201o walk raised $31,710 for Church World Service, organizers said in a press release. The York CROP Hunger Walk Committee receives 25 percent of the funds raised in each walk, with the remainder sent to Church World Service. The committee distributed funds to 19 local food pantries and agencies in the York area, organizers said.

For more information, contact your church’s CROP Hunger Walk recruiter, or contact the York County Council of Churches, 30 E. King St., 2nd floor, York, or by phone at 854-9504. The committee asks each walker to get at least 10 sponsors, with the suggested donation equal to the cost of a meal at a restaurant.

About John Hilton

I grew up in Susquehanna County, Pa. and graduated Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism/political science in 1998. After working for nearly three years for a weekly paper in upstate New York, I came to southcentral Pennsylvania. I spent 13 years as a reporter and editor for The Sentinel in Carlisle and joined the York Daily Record as religion reporter in September 2011.
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