Sunday, October 16, 2011

Walk Today in Memory of Amy Pettit

Today's CROP Walk begins at 2:00 pm at the Pavilion next to Kids' Kingdom Playground.  The walk raises money to alleviate hunger, locally and beyond.  For years Amy Pettit walked, but she did so with special purpose for CROP.

As a young mother in the Depression, Amy and her infant daughter Lois knew hunger.  Times were brutal.  Daily, Amy's husband Al looked in vain for work.  The generosity of a neighbor, a bootlegger, kept the family barely fed.

Work eventually came, but Amy and Al never forgot their trials.  They looked for people to help and organizations that did likewise.  CROP fit the bill.

CROP walking became a family affair with daughter Lois and granddaughter Kristin.  The three would frequently raise over $1,000 each in a friendly competition.

Lois will walk today, in memory of Amy, who passed on August 4, 2011 at the age of 96.  Lois raised over $6,000, with $5,000 of that coming from heaven.  Amy, the longtime walker and alleviator of hunger, will walk in spirit with her daughter.  There's no place Amy would rather be.

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