The Moore American

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September 25, 2013

CROP walk fights poverty

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MOORE —

“In the past 10 years, our local CROP Walk has raised more than $150,000 to benefit people in need, both here and around the globe,” said CROP Walk chair Karen Buntin, noting that local CROP Walk organizers hope to raise more than $20,000 this year. “When you participate in CROP Walk, you are taking steps to alleviate hunger and poverty in the world’s neediest communities and right here in our own backyard.”

CROP Walk is a fun-filled, family-orientated event. Before the walk, participants can enjoy face painting for kids, musical entertainment by Norman Public School’s Manyawi World Music Ensemble and a contingent of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. Members of local school and church choirs will lead off the walk by playing the African marching song “Siyahamba.” The After-Walk Celebration will include a hot dog cookout provided by First American Bank and dance music by DJ Adrian Buendia and Nexus Productions of Norman.

Food & Shelter will host an open house and provide tours of their agency before and after the walk. Rest stations along the route, staffed by local Girl Scouts, will offer water and restrooms, along with water and dog treats for leashed dogs. Those who are unable to physically join in the walk, but want to contribute and participate are invited to join in for the festivities.

CROP Walk commemorative T-shirts will be available for $10 each on the day of the walk and will be awarded free to each walker who raises $100 or more in walk donations.

To learn more about the CROP Walk, call Buntin at 314-8348 or visit the walk website at clevelandcountycropwalk.org.

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