CROP WalkCombats Hunger
The annual CROP walk designed to fight hunger both locally and internationally saw roughly 50 participants making the 2Â½-mile circuit at Fairfield Hills on Sunday, October 22. Organizer Pastor Greg Wismar with Christ The King Lutheran Church noted a few differences between this yearâs event and past walks.
Due to a change of venue from the main roads near the flagpole to the bucolic Fairfield Hills trails, pets could safely accompany the walkers for the first time. Pastor Wismar explained that traditionally the walk began near the steps of Trinity Church at the center of Newtown. âThis was an effort to welcome families and [offered] a safer environment for pets,â he said.
Participants included walkers from Trinity Episcopal Church, United Methodist Church, Christ The King Lutheran Church, New Hope Community Church, St Rose of Lima Church, Community Presbyterian Church, and Newtown Congregational Church. The CROP walk raises money for international food projects, and the local pantry will also receive a percentage.