BRIDGEPORT – On a brisk, clear morning last Saturday, Oct. 14, nearly a dozen intrepid walkers gathered at Fireman Park for another of Three Rivers Hospital’s Community Walks to raise funds for a worthy local cause.
Parents, with some children in tow, met at 9 a.m. on the corner of Columbia Boulevard and 10th Street for a two-mile stroll that took the party up to the far east end of town and the beginning of Foster Creek Avenue, then back down the avenue, with its two-dozen carved sycamore tree trunks, and through the city’s main drag to their original starting point.
The event was free but TRH Administrative Assistant and walk spokeswoman Jennifer Best said any donations raised from the walk would go toward winter wear for Bridgeport school youngsters. Funds were originally earmarked to benefit the Bridgeport Food Bank but with the closure of that facility the week previous, Bridgeport school became the designated beneficiary.
Three Rivers Hospital held a similar community walk in Mansfield last June to benefit Mansfield High School. Last year a large in Brewster turnout raised funds for that city’s food bank.
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