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Crop Walk planned for Oct. 11 at Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport

Published October 05. 2009 05:00PM

The Crop Walk for the Lehighton/Weissport area will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Lehigh Canal Park, Weissport.

Participants can walk four miles or one mile. Each walker needs a sponsor form and seeks donations. To receive a sponsor form, contact Shirley Radler at (610) 377-4278.

Crop Walks are a Community Hunger Appeal of Church World Services which not only provide emergency relief but also self held and development type of services. There are 34 denominations that participate in the effort.

Locally, LIFE (Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship) is coordinating the walk. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised are donated to the Trinity Pantry. The Trinity Pantry received $1,046.75 from the Crop Walk in 2008.

The Trinity Pantry serves families living in the Lehighton Area School District and is a satellite of Shepherd House Inc., Carbon County Food Distribution System. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised are donated to Church World Services for long range, self help and development programs.

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