CROP Walk Meeting

An organizing meeting for this year’s CROP Hunger Walk (to be held in October) is this Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. at Christ Church (the stone church) in Vineyard Haven. The Rev. Bert Marshall, New England director for Church World Service, will speak on CROP’s life-giving work. Background materials and history of the walk will be available; it is hoped that representatives from church groups and other community service organizations will be able to attend to help plan for the 19th annual Island walk, set for October 18. Last year’s walk brought in $279,273 and planners hope to clear $300,000 this year. As an incentive, a generous Islander will present $10 to each person attending the organizational meeting. For details, call 508-696-8589.