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Gorge walk features 10K and 5K events

Helping to stop hunger is the goal of the 13th Annual Columbia Gorge CROP Walk on Sept. 22.

This fundraiser features walks of 10K and 5K, as well as a "Golden Mile" for senior citizens.

Each walker secures sponsors, who agree to pay any amount they wish to support the walker. The goal of each walker is a sponsorship of $100 or more.

Registration for the walks begins at 1:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road. The walk begins at 2 p.m. and finishes at Jackson Park.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital will sponsor a picnic at Jackson Park beginning at 3 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised at the local CROP Walk go to support the local food banks -- FISH in Hood River and KSDC in Bingen.

For more information call 427-8069.


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