Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A Sea of Orange! Citizens Walk for Hunger to Benefit St. Vincent DePaul

On May 5th, hundreds joined the ranks of volunteers who turned out to walk for hunger and raise money for Connecticut Foodshare. A percentage of money raised by Middletown pledges goes to St. Vincent DePaul Place soup kitchen in Middletown. Participants from various civil, school and religious groups walked on behalf of St. Vincent DePaul. Those who walked the 2.5 mile course through the capital on behalf of the local group stand out in the crowd  making a spectacular sea of orange tee shirts accented with purple balloons. Groups included walkers who registered with the soup kitchen, Middletown High Key Club Kiwanis students, a team from Middlesex YMCA and  Shiloh Christian Church just to name a few. Over 40 walkers turned out for Middletown.  Middletown Kiwanis Key Club, advised by teacher Nicole Charles, for example raised over $800 dollars threw pledges and a car wash. Totals of funds raised are still being calculated and we hope to update this article later in the week.
Thank you to Bob Walsh for sharing his photos (3-14) of the day's event.

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