12 Annual Pawling Resource Center Walk-a-thon Happening on September 14th

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12 Annual Pawling Resource Center Walk-a-thon Happening on September 14th

By Susan Stone

 

The 12th Annual Pawling Resource Center Walk-a-Thon is scheduled for September 14th, with individual walkers and teams of walkers, (along with their favorite four- legged friends), raising funds in support of PRC programs, especially their signature transportation services. Pups who accompany walkers will receive an adorable PRC bandanna and walkers will, once again, go home with a PRC tee shirt as a special thank you for their efforts! The team that raises the most money for the PRC will receive a grand prize that can be shared with each team member. A prize will also be awarded to the individual walker who raises the most in support of the PRC mission to help community members in need. Additionally, Corporate Sponsors are being sought for this event. Revenue raised will support the Center’s efforts to provide a safety net for Pawling families, children and seniors who need a helping hand.

In 2018, the PRC provided 690 rides to medical appointments, 411 rides to the grocery store and their food pantry, and made 90 deliveries of food to homebound individuals. “With the help of the community, we are able to continue providing these essential and much-appreciated services to our friends and neighbors who need them” said Terry Ariano, Executive Director.

Registration begins at 11 am at the PRC, located at 126 East Main Street, and an easy walk through the village begins shortly after. Additional parking for the event is available at the Pawling Commons.

Jeremy Busolt and friends will be serving up a tasty barbeque on the grounds of the Resource Center immediately following the walk. There will be music, prizes awarded and good camaraderie!

Community members who wish to form a team, walk individually or become an event sponsor, may contact the PRC for information about participating in this major fundraiser. Inquiries may be made by calling 855-3459 during normal business hours. Additional information may be found on the Resource Center web site at: http://pawlingresourcecenter.org.

Author: Harlem Valley News