Eastern York County CROP walk is Sunday at Winthrop

October 17, 2013 

The 36th annual Eastern York County CROP Walk, which raises money to help fight hunger, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at Winthrop University.

The route for the state’s oldest CROP Walk will be shorter this year – 3.5 miles, instead of the 6-mile route participants followed last year.

Admission is a canned food item, which will be divided among area food pantries.

Registration will begin at 2 p.m. on the lawn at Dinkins Hall on the Winthrop campus. Participants can watch volunteers perform interactive demonstrations before the walk begins at 3 p.m.

The walk will start and end at Dinkins Hall. The route will take walkers through Winthrop’s main gates, around Byrnes Auditorium, down Scholars Walk, and through downtown Rock Hill.

CROP Walk is the community hunger appeal of Church World Service, which represents 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches in the United States working with churches and organizations in more than 80 countries. Locally, it is organized by the Winthrop Wesley Foundation.

For more information, contact the Wesley Foundation at 803-327-5640, or email the Rev. Ricky Howell, organizer and a United Methodist Campus Minister, at winthropwesley@gmail.com.

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