On an overcast Sunday, October 20, six walkers from Incarnation United Church of Christ in Emmitsburg
joined approximately 30 other walkers from the Emmitsburg community to raise money to supply the Emmitsburg Food Bank and feed the
hungry in Frederick County and other parts of the world, especially the Sudan and South Africa.
We started out at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon from the farm on Mechanicstown Road near Emmitsburg which
Trinity United Methodist graciously allowed the CROP WALK to use. A 2.5 mile walk was sign-designated by Paul Harner and we used
part of the Mount's track practicing road.
CROP WALK director Phyllis Kelly (standing in the red jacket) and her husband Carson
(seated, wearing the cap) and Chata Carr (in the white sweater) registering the walkers. In the background is Audrey Glass urging
them to get started on time, because some folks from Incarnation had a surprise birthday party for one of our members to attend.
Edie Long and her granddaughter, Victoria Long, getting ready to start. Edie and Victoria
must have crop-jogged; they finished well ahead of the other walkers.
Wanda and Ed Seitz of Westminster pushing off;
they were near the head of the crowd to complete the walk.
Eric and Audrey Glass almost ready to take off.
Last year Incarnation United Church of Christ won the banner for the church with the most walkers in the
CROP WALK. They have won the plaque for raising the most money for CROP WALK since that prize has been awarded.
Last year Incarnation UCC raised $1829 for CROP WALK; the total amount collected last year was $4735. Of
that total, 25% stays in Emmitsburg for our local food bank.
Please give generously next year when you are asked to sponsor a walker for CROP WALK.