Monday, September 24, 2012

The Albuquerque Crop Walk and Route 66

Isotopes mascot Orbit was there in 2011
Have you ever thought how cool it would be to have the Albuquerque CROP Walk follow Route 66? 

This year it comes close.  Even though the route does not follow the length of Central Ave.(which of course is Route 66), the walk starts and ends at a church whose web address is:

In case you haven't guessed it, that church, which is a few feet away from Route 66, is Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle NE, in  Nob Hill. 

By the way, former Albuquerque resident Rev. Daniel Erdman, who was involved with the walk from the very beginning, tells us that Immanuel Presbyterian Church was the site of the first or second CROP walk in Albuquerque in May 1984.

And Violet Foley, a member of the CROP Walk planning team, tells us that Project Share (an agency that receives funds from the event) is the about the midway point this year. Walkers will proceed from Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Silver to Columbia to Kathryn and Yale to Project Share. Then they will reverse the course to the church. 

The walk will take place on Sunday, October 21Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and walkers will start out at 1:00 p.m.

The 2012 Albuquerque CROP Hunger Walk theme is: 30, 300, 30000 --the goals for the event.
30+ Faith Communities
300+ walkers, and
$30,000+ funds raised for hunger

For more information contact:
Alicia Ruch-Flynn 512-554-6577
Nancy Jenkins 505-898-8128

Photo courtesy of Laura Pohl
There are two churches that have already raised more than $1,000 in pledges. 

And six individuals and one church have set up their own pages to obtain donations online.  

Find out more by checking out the official page for this year's walk. 
You can also visit and like the walk's official  Facebook page

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