Saturday, December 11, 2010

....and it was a VERY GOOD 2010 Year!

Let us rejoice and give Thanks for our very successful 2010 CROP Hunger Walk. Truly the most productive in this community's history! 27 Geater Lex. churches and the EKU Student Dietetic Assoc. raised $20,894!

We were delighted to have five new churches join us this year, Providence Christian-Nicholasville, First Christian and Oxford Christian-Georgetown, Wilmore Presbyterian, and North Middletown Christian and look forward to their presence in 2011. Approx. 270 Walkers shared their enthusiastic spirit of compassion during our 'new' 3 mile experiential walk route. Other 'firsts' this year were the 'bus-walkers' .... thanks Lakshman for volunteering to drive ... and inspiring bagpipe music to 'lead us off and bring us home' from Ross and David. Many Thanks to our talented musicians!

Kudos to our creative, resourceful youth, adults and pastors from Providence Christian, Woodland Christian, Unitarian Universalist, First Church of Christ Scientist, and Holy Spirit Parish (Newman Center) for their reflective educational stations that reminded us of the work that needs to be done for God's Kingdom here on earth and how we can be part of the solution. We were pleased that staff members from God's Pantry also greeted us. Our meditative prayers included counting our blessings and giving thanks for another glorious, sunny day to Help End Hunger One Step at a Time.

Once again, I sincerely appreciate each one of you for your dedication and service! Many Thanks to my loyal committee, hardworking recruiters, energetic volunteers, willing participants and generous donors for making this mission a gratifying success. I will be in touch with all of you next July as we plan for the mid-Aug. Recruiter's Rally. The 2011 Walk will be SUN. SEPT. 25th. Mark your church calendars now :)

Until then, please remember the many needs that Church World Service and God's Pantry address daily and in what way you and your church can be of service. And, that our on-line donation site is available thru March. Why not ask your loved ones to donate your Christmas gift to the Walk??

Merry Christmas Blessings and a
Joyful, Peaceful 2011 to all of you   :)
      Judy E.

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