The CROP Walk held at Schreiner University in Kerrville this past Saturday was a great success! The Hilda United Methodist Church recruited walkers from First UMC, Art UMC, and Trinity UMC (in Castell) to walk and raise money for the cause to eradicate hunger in the world. We had thirty-three walkers and as of this writing, they had raised a little over $6500, and there was more coming in. We hope to reach $7000 – if we do, that would mean $1750 (25%)that will benefit our own Mason Food Bank!
Thanks to Hilda member Carolyn Hierholzer for organizing the Mason/Doss area walkers. She did a great job and we had a day of fun, food, and fellowship not only with our walkers, but with many of the students and staff at Schreiner University. We don’t have a total for what all the walkers raised (probably about a hundred walkers in all), but our Mason area walkers exceeded all expectations of the amount we raised. Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed to this great cause.
After the walk, most of our area walkers headed to the Kerrville home of Hilda member Kay Hudler for a symbolic meal of rice and beans, which is the meal of most of our third world countries. Thanks to Greg and Rebecca Dodson, Pat Tucker, Nanci Gibbons, and Kay Hudler for the meal and to Kay for opening her home to us. After the meal, many of the walkers toured the new disaster relief center which will soon be opening at Mt. Wesley, a Methodist encampment in Kerrville. This will be a warehouse that will aid in local area disasters as well as world disasters such as the hurricane last year in Haiti.