Approximately 30 walkers from our church supported the 2019 CROP Walk on Sunday, October 5, to reduce hunger around the world including Fenton. To encourage youth fund raising efforts, both Tina and Pastor Robbie created a “challenge” and both challenges were met. So Tina had two lime pies thrown at her and Robbie had 50 water balloons thrown at him. A good time was had by all!
This was Fenton’s 39th annual walk for the Fenton, Lake Fenton, Linden and Holly area but the 50th for the national walk. Walkers proceeded past various stations within Bush Park designed to raise hunger awareness as well as around downtown Fenton. Alternately, participants could sit and rock at one location or could do Jazzercise at another.
Approximately $355,000 has been raised in the previous 37 years of walking to “end hunger one step at a time.” One-fourth of the money raised this year will be used to support three local agencies: FISH (Food Pantry) in Linden, St. Jude’s School Lunch Program and Fenton UMC Food Bank.