October 8th was a beautiful day for a walk in the park! Close to 200 walkers gathered to celebrate life, raise awareness and earn pledges for Heartbeat's mission to empower women to choose life through the love of Jesus. Pledges totaled over $21,500. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the the event such a success!
Thanks to the local businesses who provided a delicious continental breakfast, a hearty barbecue lunch and prizes:
- Adrian's Restaurant
- B&S Country Carryout
- Beresford Meats
- Brickers Restaurant and Deli
- Clearly the Best
- Frank's Pastry
- Giant Eagle (Calcutta and East Liverpool)
- Hoge's Family Restaurant
- L&B Donuts
- McDonalds (Calcutta)
- MJB Barbecue
- Peace Valley Orchard
- Pizza Hut
- Rayls Market
- Save-a-Lot (Wellsville)
- Tim Hortons
- Two Smart Cookies
And thanks to Brian Harrington for sharing his talents with uplifting live music.
Awards went to the following individuals and groups:
Walkers with Distinction
- Oldest Walker: Phyllis Conley (Phyllis, at a beautiful 88 years, also volunteers in the Heartbeat offices!)
- Walker with the most Pledges (at the Walk): The late Chris DeLauder with $1,813 (Chris was a cherished supporter of Heartbeat during his short life and continues to bless the ministry through a memorial fund.)
- Walker with the most Pledges (not at the Walk): Marsha VonLudmann with $2,215 (After being the director of Heartbeat for 25 years, Marsha and her husband still actively support the Walk for Life!)
Group with the Most Walkers:
- Northside Church with 18 walkers (including Pastor Larry Rose and his wonderful wife Marge!)
Ten Highest Pledged Groups:
- East Palestine First Christian Church: $585
- Boyce United Methodist Church: $655
- House of Prayer: $681
- Wellsville First Christian Church: $725
- Hope Christian Fellowship: $940 (Hope Christian also prints all of our Walk promotional materials... thanks Karen Ross! You're amazing!)
- First Free Methodist Church: $1413
- Northside Church: $2288
- Lake Mount Church of Christ: $3485
- United Brethren in Christ Church: $3608
- Chester First Christian Church: $3929
We thank God for each of you! Your consistent, generous involvement makes it possible for us to enable women to choose life!
We look forward to seeing you at the spring banquet on Thursday, April 6th. Contact us if you're interested in being a Vision Host for the evening.
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