The Grand Island Town Board at its regular meeting Monday issued a proclamation encouraging Island residents to support the annual CROP Walk, which will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in Beaver Island State Park.
The walk funds food and poverty needs in the U.S. and around the world, with a quarter of money raised at the Grand Island walk returned to the Western New York community.
In making the proclamation, the board noted 2016 is the 70th anniversary of Church World Service, which began CROP as Christian Rural Overseas Program in 1947, and then changed to Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
Pictured, Island CROP Walk organizers Tom Witkowski, left, and Cathy Rieley-Goddard received the proclamation from Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray. (Photo by Larry Austin)