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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 24, 1998
OCT. 11 IS THE DATE of the 18th annual Severna Park Crop Walk.This yearly event, which raises thousands for the relief of worldwide hunger, takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and follows a northward path along the B&A Trail Park, beginning and ending at Woods Community Center in Old Severna Park.Participants earn money by lining up sponsors. Organizers hope to top last year's total of $9,000.Twenty-five percent of the proceeds go to the Severna Park Assistance Network. SPAN uses these critical funds to help needy county residents who are being threatened with eviction, and to help them pay for prescriptions and winter fuel bills.
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April 6, 2008
The Greater Howard County CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 2 p.m. today, starting and finishing at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. It's approximately a three-mile walk. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Last year's walk raised about $17,000, and organizers hope to raise $25,000 this year. About 250 walkers are expected, and everyone is invited to participate. The event raises money to help stop hunger and poverty in the community and around the world through self-help initiatives.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 11, 2006
Walkers at 10K fundraisers Sunday in Severna Park and Annapolis will be taking steps to restock food pantries, support Hurricane Katrina victims and help impoverished areas worldwide. The Severna Park Assistance Network, known as SPAN, will receive 25 percent of the money raised at its 26th annual CROP Walk. The network, started by local churches 16 years ago, runs a food pantry and helps people pay rent and utility bills and buy prescription medicines. Last year, the Severna Park walk raised $11,950, according to the Church World Service Web site.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 11, 2006
Walkers at 10K fundraisers Sunday in Severna Park and Annapolis will be taking steps to restock food pantries, support Hurricane Katrina victims and help impoverished areas worldwide. The Severna Park Assistance Network, known as SPAN, will receive 25 percent of the money raised at its 26th annual CROP Walk. The network, started by local churches 16 years ago, runs a food pantry and helps people pay rent and utility bills and buy prescription medicines. Last year, the Severna Park walk raised $11,950, according to the Church World Service Web site.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 1999
THE 19th ANNUAL Severna Park CROP Walk takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. The walk, which raises awareness of hunger and raises money for foreign and domestic relief, begins and ends at the Community Center at Woods.The Severna Park Assistance Network receives 25 percent of the CROP Walk income, which it will use to help needy residents fill prescriptions, pay winter fuel bills and cover rent when eviction is imminent.Walkers earn donations from sponsors who pledge money for each mile walked.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 1997
MANY PEOPLE know there's an annual fall community service event in Severna Park called the CROP walk, but they don't know much about its unusual history.The Church Rural Overseas Project brings in money for worldwide assistance. Its origins go back 51 years.At the end of World War II, Midwestern farmers figured their surplus crops could help war-torn European countries trying to rebuild. They organized through the Church World Service, and since 1946, some $879 million in food, medical supplies, tents, clothing, blankets, seeds, tools, and sewing and school supplies have been shipped.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1999
ENDING WORLD hunger is a lofty goal, maybe one that can only be attained one step at a time.ESCAPE Ministries Inc. will hold its annual CROP Walk to aid in that battle at 2 p.m. Sunday.Under the auspices of Church World Service, CROP walks strive to combat hunger while raising awareness of food shortages. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised during a walk are returned to the local sponsoring organization.ESCAPE hopes to raise more than $5,000 and will use its portion to aid needy families throughout the county with emergency housing, food and utility needs.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 27, 2001
NEXT MONTH'S "CROP Walk" in Severna Park will raise money for the impoverished abroad. It will also help the needy closer to home. CROP - short for Church Rural Overseas Project - is a national program started in the aftermath of World War II by a group of farmers from America's Midwest. The farmers wanted to share surplus crops with the people of war-torn Europe. Now administered by Church World Service, a nondenominational religious organization, the project distributes emergency goods and self-help services to more than 80 countries worldwide, as well as throughout the United States.
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October 14, 1993
The Liberty High SHOP (Students Helping Other People) Club and National Honor Society students will participate in the CROP Walk on Sunday to raise money to fight world hunger. The money made will be spent on farm machinery, seed, food, water and other items.The E.S.C.A.P.E. ministries of South Carolina and North Howard County are supporting the fund-raiser. Anyone interested in participating in the walk may meet at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Main Street in Sykesville, at 1:30 p.m.Information: 795-8110.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
Members of synagogues and church congregations will celebrate the coming of spring and the joy of exercising with loved ones while they walk a 2 1/2 -mile course Sunday, raising money to help alleviate the suffering caused by world hunger. It is the 18th year that Howard countians will participate in a spring Communities Reaching Out to People (CROP) Walk. Church World Service, a relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 35 denominations, sponsors the ecumenical event. The cross-cultural, interfaith event appeals to people who want to help others by marching but not protesting.
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September 30, 2005
Crop walk Oct. 9 at Centennial Park The Columbia Cooperative Ministry will hold its Howard County CROP WALK 2005 at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Walkers will meet at Pavilion B in the park for the 2.3-mile walk around Centennial Lake. Those interested can walk or sponsor a walker. Crop walks are a national program of Church World Service. Funds raised are divided between local charities and Church World Service partners. The Columbia ministry's goal is to raise at least $10,000 with the walk.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 27, 2001
NEXT MONTH'S "CROP Walk" in Severna Park will raise money for the impoverished abroad. It will also help the needy closer to home. CROP - short for Church Rural Overseas Project - is a national program started in the aftermath of World War II by a group of farmers from America's Midwest. The farmers wanted to share surplus crops with the people of war-torn Europe. Now administered by Church World Service, a nondenominational religious organization, the project distributes emergency goods and self-help services to more than 80 countries worldwide, as well as throughout the United States.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
Members of synagogues and church congregations will celebrate the coming of spring and the joy of exercising with loved ones while they walk a 2 1/2 -mile course Sunday, raising money to help alleviate the suffering caused by world hunger. It is the 18th year that Howard countians will participate in a spring Communities Reaching Out to People (CROP) Walk. Church World Service, a relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 35 denominations, sponsors the ecumenical event. The cross-cultural, interfaith event appeals to people who want to help others by marching but not protesting.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1999
ENDING WORLD hunger is a lofty goal, maybe one that can only be attained one step at a time.ESCAPE Ministries Inc. will hold its annual CROP Walk to aid in that battle at 2 p.m. Sunday.Under the auspices of Church World Service, CROP walks strive to combat hunger while raising awareness of food shortages. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised during a walk are returned to the local sponsoring organization.ESCAPE hopes to raise more than $5,000 and will use its portion to aid needy families throughout the county with emergency housing, food and utility needs.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 30, 1999
THE 19th ANNUAL Severna Park CROP Walk takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. The walk, which raises awareness of hunger and raises money for foreign and domestic relief, begins and ends at the Community Center at Woods.The Severna Park Assistance Network receives 25 percent of the CROP Walk income, which it will use to help needy residents fill prescriptions, pay winter fuel bills and cover rent when eviction is imminent.Walkers earn donations from sponsors who pledge money for each mile walked.
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By Donna Koros Stramella and Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 22, 1999
THE POSTAL SERVICE has nothing on my mother.In the midst of Hurricane Floyd Thursday, she braved torrential rains and gusty winds to keep her weekly hair appointment. My mother is not a risk-taker normally, but maintaining her hair brings out the Himalayan adventurer in her.A couple of years ago, when my father was admitted to the hospital on a Tuesday, he quipped, "It's a good thing it's not Thursday; I'd have to call a cab."When I related to a friend the story of my mother's recent fight against the elements, she wondered: "Didn't her hair get messed up when she stepped outside?"
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 1999
The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club has arranged a Millennium Evening Walk on 9/9/99. Get it? Thursday, Sept. 9, at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville.Participants in the 6.2-mile walk (you can choose a shorter version) start anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and should finish by 8 p.m. Signs will direct you to the starting point for the walk, which follows a path along the park's paved bike trails, the B&A Trail and sidewalks in the Brittingham community.There's no fee, but everyone is asked to register at the start.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 22, 1996
THE END of summer is near.Moms are the first to notice the subtle change. You can see relief in their eyes as they ease their kids through the store toward the stacks of Hunchback folders and Genie backpacks.Little furrowed brows have begun to replace the summer smiles on the faces of veteran students. They know how soon the thrill of new clothes fades, how quickly long evenings outdoors become a time for homework.Speaking of homework, maybe you'd like to get away from yours and try teaching a class at the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 1999
The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club has arranged a Millennium Evening Walk on 9/9/99. Get it? Thursday, Sept. 9, at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville.Participants in the 6.2-mile walk (you can choose a shorter version) start anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and should finish by 8 p.m. Signs will direct you to the starting point for the walk, which follows a path along the park's paved bike trails, the B&A Trail and sidewalks in the Brittingham community.There's no fee, but everyone is asked to register at the start.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 1998
IT'S SAID THAT no good deed goes unnoticed. Eldersburg resident Traci S. Prouser can attest to that.Traci was recently awarded the first Elie Wiesel Scholarship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.The scholarship was established by the college in honor of Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate. The annual award will be presented to a freshman at the college who has shown a strong dedication to community service with a preference given to students of Jewish heritage.Traci, a 1998 graduate of Liberty High School and one of the school's five valedictorians, was recognized for her fund raising for CROP and the Multiple Sclerosis Society while she was a member and president of the National Honor Society.
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