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10/16/2013

CROP Walk Celebrates 36th Anniversary in York County on Oct. 20

Quick Facts

 Registration for the CROP Walk will begin at 2 p.m. on the Dinkins lawn at Winthrop University. Participants can watch volunteers do some interactive demonstrations before the CROP Walk begins at 3 p.m.
 Walk participants will go through Winthrop’s main gates, around Byrnes Auditorium, down Scholars Walk, and then travel throughout downtown Rock Hill.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. – South Carolina’s oldest CROP Walk will take place this weekend in what is the 36th anniversary of the event.

Rev. Ricky Howell, organizer and a United Methodist Campus Minister with the Winthrop Wesley Foundation, said this year’s Eastern York County CROP Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20 will be shorter. The route will cover 3.5 miles as opposed to last year's nearly six-mile walk.

Registration for the CROP Walk will begin at 2 p.m. on the Dinkins lawn at Winthrop University. Participants can watch volunteers do some interactive demonstrations before the CROP Walk begins at 3 p.m.

York County’s CROP Walk has raised nearly $600,000 in 35 years, with $150,000 remaining with local agencies.

Walk participants will go through Winthrop’s main gates, around Byrnes Auditorium, down Scholars Walk, and then travel throughout downtown Rock Hill.

CROP Walk is the community hunger appeal of Church World Service. The organization represents 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches in the United States working with indigenous churches and organizations in more than 80 countries.

Admission to the walk is a canned food item, which will be divided among area food pantries.

For more information, contact the Wesley Foundation at 803/327-5640 or e-mail Howell at winthropwesley@gmail.com.

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