CROP walk kick-off supper set for Friday

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BETHEL – The Bethel area is sponsoring a CROP Hunger Walk in September. As a kick-off event a CROP potluck supper is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the West Parish Congregational Church.

All ages are invited to bring a dish to share. Amy Porter, assistant director for New England Church World Service, will share information on the work of Church World Service internationally. Recruitment folders will be distributed.

CROP hunger walks are the foundation for the work of Church World Service. Due to the many walkers around the country, trained staff can respond to national and international disasters immediately.

Church World Service provides assistance to more than 80 countries, responding also to the devastation of hunger, poverty and disease. It is an interfaith relief agency with partners in many countries around the world.

In addition 25 percent of the money raised in Bethel will go to the local Good Shepherd Food Bank in Lewiston for its work with hunger relief in Maine.

The 5k (three-mile) CROP Walk will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, with registration at the West Parish Congregational Church. The route will cover side streets around the village of Bethel.

For more information, contact Co-Chairwomen Christine Trefethen, 836-2164, treflist@megalink.net, or Jane Chandler, 665-2264, janechan@megalink.net.

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