CROP Walk set for Oct. 4

CROP Walk set for Oct. 4
CLOSE ENCOUNTER — Former Conrad High School principal Paul Stenerson was recently bow hunting for elk in the Tetons’ when a Grizzly sow and two cubs came out of the brush. Stenerson was about 18 feet up a tree, in a hunting stand, and at first thought it might be an elk coming through the brush until the mother bear came out. Stenerson popped off a few photos and then as the bear got up on two feet and looked up the stand, he got out his bear spray. However, he didn’t need it, this time, and the bear retreated back into the woods. Although the picture doesn't go with the story, it was one of those pictures we thought should be published. Photo courtesy of Paul Stenerson
   Organized locally, the Conrad CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk has set a goal of 100 Walkers to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.  
   A portion of the funds raised here in Conrad will go to the Conrad Food Pantry.
   Last year CROP had almost 100 walkers participate and rose over $4,000.  
   A portion of the money raised went to the Horizon Lodge Food Assistance Program.  This year we will be donating the funds to the Conrad Food Pantry.  
   Treasurer Ruby Bouma says that donations are down this year and the food pantry needs additional funding to help through the winter months.
   CROP Hunger Walks continue to play a big role in the international world as well as the local community.  
   This year’s walk will begin at 3 p.m. starting at the Conrad Baptist Church 110 N. Wisconsin.  
   The route will be three miles, the average distance many people around the world have to travel for water.  The National Junior Honor Society will be serving refreshments after the walk.
   To learn more about becoming a walker or a donor, contact Anna Dalman at 278-0191.