As we get ready to turn the page onto the month of September I’d like to share a few quick thoughts regarding the CROP Walk on the 24th.
1.  Gathering for the Walk is at the Runners Pavilion in the Beach 1 parking lot at the Peninsula.  Registration begins at 1 p.m.; the Walk kicks off at 2 p.m.
2.  We are again inviting everyone to bring along a canned or boxed food item to donate.  Please place those items on the specially marked table.  We will have a drawing just before the Walk kicks off; one of our food pantries or other CROP grant recipients will go home with plenty of good stuff to add to their shelves.
3.  So far we have seventeen groups signed up online.  This is certainly not required but it is recommended.  Signing your team up that way takes about 5 minutes tops.  Even if it is not your preferred mode of fundraising there may be someone on your team who would like to try it.  So sign your team up, mention that it is an option for your team members, and receive a $25 pledge.
4.  Two reminders about the official 2023 tee shirt – first, the deadline to submit your order to Silkscreen Unlimited is September 11th.  That gives you just two more Sundays to identify your walk team. And second, remember that all tee shirts for children and youth up through high school are free.  Just list all those young people on the second page of the order form.  We’ve already had one church decide to have their confirmation class participate as a group.  What a great team building event!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  My cell phone number is 814-449-1615 and I would be glad to hear from you.
More to follow next week.  In the meantime, thanks for all your good work in helping to feed God’s hungry children.
Jim Haas
Erie County CROP Hunger Walk