CropWalk raises $10,000 to fight world hunger
More than 100 participants came together to walk to help beat world hunger this past weekend with the 2004 East Lincoln CropWalk.
Twelve churches from the east Lincoln area, and two schools, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School, met for a three-and-a-half mile walk at Rock Springs Campground in Denver.
Three girl scout troops assisted with operating water stations for the walkers, handing out fruit and helping people cross the road.
The event raised $10,000. Twenty-five percent of the money will go back to East Lincoln Christian Ministries to aid the Home Meals Program, one of their hunger operations.
The event has been going on for approximately six to eight years, according to the main organizer, Carol Duggins.
The walk used to take place at ELHS but has moved back to the campground.
â€œI think people like that walk out in the countryside instead of around a track,â€ Duggins said.
Many of the walkers received prizes for collecting the most money and donations.
The adult winner for the most money collected was Leila Hager of Hills Chapel United Methodist Church. The youth winner for most money collected was Aaron Davis from ELHS. Both winners will receive a $50 savings bond donated by Peoples Bank in Denver.
Blannie Tadlock of Salem United Methodist Church collected the most donations and will receive an item of jewelry from Lassyâ€™s Fine Jewelry of Denver. Prizes were donated from Hair Advantage, Planet Beach, Workout Express and Stacyâ€™s Restaurant.
The event was sponsored by ELCM and the Church World Service, an interdenominational organization aiding more than 80 countries including the United States in feeding the hungry.
by Amy Wadsworth