2015-10-04 / News

Chesaning CROP Walk set for Oct. 11

CHESANING – The annual Chesaning CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 beginning at 1 p.m. (registration opens at 12:30). The walk will start off at the Dollar General parking lot in downtown Chesaning. It is four miles long and takes about one and one-half hours to complete. It’s an easy trek around the neighborhoods of Chesaning and a fun fundraiser to help end hunger locally and around the world.

Anyone can participate in the CROP Walk. Participants can register to be a walker at their local church or call co-chair Michelle Brown at (810) 288-3631 for additional information regarding registration. After receiving a registration packet, they can ask their friends, relatives and neighbors to pledge donations to support Chesaning CROP Walk. Walkers do not have to complete the whole four miles. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family and teach children the value of sharing and taking care of neighbors in need.

“There will be team competitions again this year, so gather a few friends together and form a team. We ask that the various teams have their members wear matching shirts if possible,” said co-chair, Teri Worden Hoeft.

“The prize of delicious brownies will go to the winning team that raises the most money,” added her sister and co-chair, Brown.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised locally will help Chesaning Area Emergency Relief (C.A.E.R.) in its work of providing food, shelter and clothing for Chesaning and the neighboring areas’ citizens. Last year 100 participants joined together and raised about $6,000 netting almost $1,500 for C.A.E.R.

The letters CROP stand for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. CROP Walk funds benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service working in some 80 countries to help those in need help themselves. Chesaning area citizens are helping accomplish this goal one step at a time.

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