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Hike to End Hunger on Aug. 29

Will take place at Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve

A Hike for Hunger will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve.
A Hike for Hunger will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve.

A Hike to End Hunger will be held at Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve. The hike will be Saturday Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The hike is sponsored by local growing projects that are part of the Growing Hope Globally organization. Growing projects raise money to help people in developing countries improve their food production and agriculture. All are welcome.

The money raised will be earmarked to help people in Tanzania improve their farming methods, and help their crops withstand drought. Many Tanzanians in rural areas are part of the 800+ million people that suffer from hunger all over the world. $19,750 is needed to fund this year’s work.

The Hike will highlight the work of the Dayton Bluffs Volunteers, that are turning the Preserve into a wonderful place to visit. There will be presentations along the hike route on prairie restoration, the restored Daniels Cemetery, and more. Dayton Bluffs is owned by the Conservation Foundation and leased to the City of Ottawa. Its entrance is ½ mile south of Interstate 80 on the west side of Illinois Route 71. For more information on Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve, go to: theconservationfoundation.org

Donations can be made:

At the hike – by cash or check. Checks should be made to Growing Hope Globally, memo’d to Tanzania.

Checks can be mailed to Growing Hope Globally, P.O. Box 5628, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5628

At this website: growinghopeglobally.org – click on “support a program” and select “Tanzania Chamwino” – click on the “donate” button. Information about the program is on the site.

An anonymous donor will match all donations dollar for dollar, so $25 turns into $50, $50 turns into $100, etc. These must be made by Sept. 5.

The Hike to End Hunger fundraiser is in place of the usual harvest celebration held each fall. It is sponsored by these local growing projects: Earlville Growing Project, Mazon/Western Springs Growing Project, Somonauk Area Growing Project, and Twin Rivers (Ottawa)/Barrington Growing Project

The public is invited to come and enjoy this wonderful day. Social distancing is requested.

For more information on the hike or on growing projects, contact the:

Earlville Growing Project, Kurt Larson at earlvillekurt@gmail.com

Mazon/Western Springs Growing Project, Pat Mino @ pmino_99@yahoo.com

Somonauk Area Growing Project, Jerry & Toni Lundeen @ tjlundeen@gmail.com

Twin Rivers/Barrington Growing Project, Kevin Nelson at kc9fqe@gmail.com,

John Garrity at jgarrity54@gmail.com

Paul Youngstrum at Paul.Youngstrum@yahoo.com

Growing Hope Globally organization, Eric Mattson at eric@growinghopeglobally.org.

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