Fleetwood CROP Walk Helps Less Fortunate

Posted on November 17, 2011 by

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 On Sunday, 16 October, 2011 at 1:00 in the afternoon, Fleetwood hosted a community CROP Walk starting at the Fleetwood Area High School Stadium and proceeding throughout the town. Participants walked a hefty three miles around the town before completing the walk.

The acronym “CROP” stands for “Communities Responding to Poverty.” Over one hundred participants were involved in the walk.

This walk was held to raise awareness of the hunger and those less fortunate in the local community.

“Everything went very well,” CROP Walk committee Chairwoman Cheryl Weiser said.

One-hundred-and-eight walkers took part in this event, and there were nine participating churches. The total amount raised by the CROP Walk to date is $11,014.17.

The money that was raised will be donated to The Fleetwood Food Pantry, Topton Food Pantry, The Greater Berks Food Bank, and other international hunger relief efforts.

Five awards were given out at the event. The oldest walker award went to Marie Boyer, and the youngest walker award went to Sophie, who was three years old. The first time participating church award went to Zion Blue Mountain, and the Basket of Plenty award went to Maidencreek Church for donating the most money.  St. Paul’s UCC Fleetwood was awarded the Golden Sneaker for the greatest number of walkers.

Te weather was perfect for this year’s CROP walk, and all the walkers had a great time supporting a good cause.

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