by Lois Mirabito, Fulton CROP Committee chairperson
The Fulton CROP Hunger Walk for Church World Service was held Oct. 14 and had 99 walkers.
They walked either the Golden Mile or 5 kilometer routes and raised over $8,300 for their efforts.
The Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches wishes to thank the Fulton community for their support, especially during these difficult economic times.
Many people and organizations helped in making our walk a safe and successful event.
The organizational committee, the churches, the crossing guards, police department, Oswego County Ambulance (Mentor’s), service clubs who donated toward the incentives and businesses with gift cards toward refreshments all pitched in and helped to make our walk meaningful and productive.
Even the weather cooperated as the rain clouds cleared by noon and all walked in dry weather!
Twenty-five percent of the monies raised will return to the greater Fulton area to support SNAP (Senior Nutritional Assistance Program) and four food pantries including the Oswego County Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Believer’s Chapel and Dexterville Community Services food pantries.
We look forward to next year’s walk Oct. 6!