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Crop Walk planned

Published October 04. 2011 05:01PM

The Crop Walk for the Lehighton / Weissport area will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport. Participants can walk four (4) miles or one (1) mile.

Each walker needs a sponsor form and seeks donations. To receive a sponsor form please contact Shirley Radler at 610 - 377-4278.

CROP WALKS are a Community Hunger Appeal of Church World Services which not only provides emergency relief but also self help and development types of services. There are 34 denominations that participate in this effort.

Locally, Life (Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship) is coordinating the walk. Twenty-five per cent of the funds raised are donated to the Trinity Pantry. The Trinity Pantry received $ 1,023.28 from the Crop Walk held in 2010. The Trinity Pantry serves families living in the Lehighton Area School District and is a satellite of Shepherd House Inc., Carbon County's Food Distribution System. Another 75 percent of the funds raised are donated to Church World Services for their long range, self help and development programs.

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