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CROP Walk scheduled for Sunday

September 27, 2006

KEEDYSVILLE - The annual South Washington County CROP Walk will be Sunday at Taylor Park.

Registration will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with walkers leaving Taylor Park via North Main Street at 2 p.m., led by members of the Rohrersville Band.

The walk will turn left onto Keedy Drive, and at the intersection of Keedy Drive and Md. 34, walkers will cross with the assistance of a police officer and walk toward Boonsboro.

Wheelchairs and baby buggies/strollers will not cross Md. 34, but will walk toward the Red Byrd Restaurant, turning left onto Taylor Drive and returning to Taylor Park.

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Walkers headed toward Boonsboro will continue to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ at 33 Potomac St., where water, cookies, and restrooms will be available.

Walkers then will go to the intersection of Md. 34 and Alternate U.S. 40, using the light to assist in crossing Md. 34 for the return walk to Taylor Park.

Walkers are asked to wear brightly colored clothing and carry identification with emergency numbers. Young children should be supervised by an adult.

Anyone who cannot continue the walk will be assisted by volunteers in a vehicle marked with CROP signs, picked up and returned to Taylor Park.

Walkers will be given a free lunch ticket, and others may purchase sandwiches and drinks from the Keedysville Ruritan.

Also, there will be worship and communion from 1:50 to 2 p.m., and musical groups and talents perform at the park from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

People may bring a lawn chair and enjoy the food, bake sale and festivities.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. Twenty-five percent of the money raised is returned to the South County Food Bank. The other 75 percent is used around the world.

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