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Staff report
The Stewartstown Area CROP Hunger Walk was held on October 21 with Stewartstown Presbyterian Church as the starting and ending point. A total of 39 Walkers and support staff raised $3,192 through this CROP Hunger Walk. These funds help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce hunger. One-fourth of the collected funds will support the food pantry of Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta. All participants and supporters are to be commended for their commitment to making a difference! submitted

CROP Walk 

Warm-up walk on Friday 

Walkers and team leaders for the 50th CROP Walk are invited to join a warm-up walk on Friday, Aug. 30. The Rev. Bill Sowers and Milton Leake are teaming up for 12 mini walks over the next six weeks to raise awareness for the Greater York CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 13.  

To join the warm-up walk or simply support Sowers and Leake, join them at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Continental Square. Go to to see upcoming starting locations and times. Sowers and Leake will be more than willing to answer questions while on their journey on Friday. 

Sowers organized the very first CROP Hunger Walk in York in 1970. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have followed the lead of walkers in York and participated in CROP Hunger Walks. Leake has been an active volunteer for York County CROP for more than 20 years.  

CROP Walks raise money to combat hunger locally and through Church World Service’s international efforts. 

The warm-up walks will take place on Monday and Friday mornings. Each walk is roughly 4 miles. On Mondays, they will retrace the route of the second York CROP walk from Continental Square in York to Sam E. Lewis State Park and back to Continental Square. On Fridays, they will re-create the first walk from Continental Square in York to the Spring Grove Middle School. 

Visit to see general information about the crop walk. Walkers and team leaders  can sign up and form teams online to walk against hunger at 


Blood drive 

As is normal in most years, local blood supplies are running low during the summer vacation period.  This is magnified by regular donors being away on vacation combined with higher demand caused by frequent summer vehicle accidents.   

The Central Penn Blood Bank is holding a community blood drive at Stewartstown Presbyterian Church to combat this shortage.  All Blood types are needed.   

The drive is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the church, 14 College Ave., Stewartstown.  No appointments are necessary, just walk-in.  Donors will need to show a photo ID.  Enter through the rear double doors of the Fellowship Hall.   

Snacks will be available, and all who attempt to donate will receive a blood drive T-shirt.   

Mason-Dixon Public Library 

Designer Bag Bingo  

The Mason-Dixon Public Library is sponsoring Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, Sept 6, in the  Kennard-Dale High School Cafeteria.   

Soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and will feature prizes of Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Vera Bradley and other designer bags.  Multiple door prizes and raffle items will be available.  

Tickets are for sale at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive in Stewartstown. Visit the library to purchase tickets or call 717-993-2404.  Cost is $25 per ticket in advance or $30 at the door.  All proceeds will benefit the library.