PRC 16th Annual Walk-a-Thon Scheduled for September 16th

PRC 16th Annual Walk-a-Thon Scheduled for September 16th

By Susan Stone

Sixteen years ago, the Pawling Resource Center held its first annual Walk-a-Thon to raise funds for its transportation services. It was the brainchild of Resource Center board member Fayne Daniels, and she named this event Walk So They May Ride. It has been the singular annual fundraiser for the Resource Center in support of this signature program.

Last January, the Pawling community and the Pawling Resource Center lost a great friend when Fayne passed away. In honor of her dedication to those in need in the community, and in her memory, the Resource Center has renamed this event the Fayne Daniels Walk So They May Ride Walk-a-Thon.

This sixteenth-anniversary event year will not only see funds raised in support of Center transportation services; but will launch an effort to raise funds to purchase a much-needed new car to transport PRC clients to medical appointments and food shopping, and to aid with food pantry delivery to those in the community who are homebound. With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the Center has experienced an increase in demand for these services.

For those who are accustomed to seeing the little red car around town currently in use by PRC volunteer drivers, it is notable that this auto is 13 years old, is a bit of a gas guzzler, is in need of repair and constant attention, and is no longer large enough to accommodate the expanding needs of the community.

The sixteenth annual Fayne Daniels Walk So They May Ride Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, beginning at the Resource Center, located at 126 E. Main Street and proceed through the village with completion back at the PRC. Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. Individual walkers and teams of walkers are signing on to raise funds in the Center’s behalf. Prizes will be given to the team and individual who raises the most for this much-loved community resource. Advance registration for this event will be on-line only, via the PRC website at Click on “Walkathon” to find all needed forms and information.

As in previous years, walkers are encouraged to bring their favorite canine to join in this morning jaunt through the village. Doggie treat bags will be available for all participating pups. The walk-a-thon will conclude with a barbecue on the grounds of the John Kane House. Music will be provided by Mr. Don Lowe.

This year’s walk-a-thon committee includes Liz Allen, Olga Brandenberger, Halliday Clark, Ann Godesky, Rev. Stefan Gramenz, Medina Khalil, Anna Lindstrom, Mario Mejorado, Susan Smith, Susan Stone, and Jennifer Taylor.

Additional information is available at the Pawling Resource Center or call 845-855-3459.

Author: Harlem Valley News