Walkers wanted to lace up their shoes for the hungry and homeless

Shelton-CalendarLogo300Spooner House invites willing walkers and runners to the Derby Greenway on Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) to take part in the 18th annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and walkers may begin whenever they arrive. Participants are asked to make donations in any amount that fits their budget, ask others to sponsor them for additional funds and seek matching donations from employers.

However, a minimum donation of $20 will be required for each participant to receive the commemorative walk T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Spooner House.

Dress up as favorite decade

At the walk everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite decade. There will be individual and team prizes awarded for the best costumes.

During and following the walk there will be live music by Joe Neumann and the Big Beat ’50s and ’60s Band, and magic by Magic Moments. The annual Derby EcoFest will be taking place on the other end of the Greenway on Caroline Street.

For walk registration and sponsorship forms or more information, call 203-225-0453 ext. 102 or email Kate Pipa at [email protected] For more information visit www.actspooner.org.

About the route

The entire walk route is 3.4 miles along the Naugatuck River, but participants may travel any distance they choose and water will be provided at the halfway point along the 1.7 mile Greenway.

The entrance to Spooner House on Todd Road in Shelton.

The entrance to Spooner House on Todd Road in Shelton.

The Derby Greenway provides a safe, vehicle-free, boardwalk style route with scenery along the Naugatuck River. Strollers are welcome, and participants may begin the route whenever they arrive.

Use the Division Street entrance and park at BJs. Meet at the Derby Greenway fountain.

On Friday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., walkers will have the opportunity to pick up their walk T-shirt and drop off their pledge form in advance during a special Community Open House at Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, Shelton.

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