During this month of April Candy Bott of Eldred has decided to take a walk- not any old walk but a one-hundred-mile walk! And after her walk she probably will not end up far from the Town of …
During this month of April Candy Bott of Eldred has decided to take a walk- not any old walk but a one-hundred-mile walk! And after her walk she probably will not end up far from the Town of Highland. For those one hundred miles she could walk to Stockbridge, Massachusetts and visit the Berkshire Botanical Gardens or the Norman Rockwell Museum or take a stroll to the City of Brotherly Love and visit The Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We all know Candy as a very accomplished painter, photographer, poet, a lover of mud racing and from her working at the Eldred Post Office for the past twenty years, which is one of the friendliest places in town for sure. Candy told me her walk is going to the most important place in the future. It is for the American Cancer Society’s “Make a world without Cancer a Reality.” The American Cancer Society is a very well-regarded medical charity that has been awarded a Platinum Rating by Guide Star (the highest rating) an organizational charity rating information service that measures in cost effectiveness and programs to help donors make informed decisions about where their money is going. In other words, the American Cancer Society is a well-run organization with good programs so your donation money is well spent on important work.
So far Candy has logged in about 72.66 miles walking on our town roads, the track at the high school and given the blistering heat we have been enduring lately -a treadmill in the basement of her house. Candy has a big task ahead of her but in fact she has done a charity walk before. In 2021 she did a walk for ALS and raised money. She told me that she has had family members touched by cancer but did not have one specific reason for choosing the American Cancer Society other than trying to make a difference for someone. “I wish I could fix everything. Every little bit helps. I think of some of my friends and family who cannot walk or cannot walk much. I have no excuse not to walk. One step at a time.” Candy has a goal of raising $250.00 for her walk for ending cancer. She only needs a few more donations to reach her goal. If you want to support Candy’s walk and her mission on behalf of the American Cancer Society and donate, please go to her Facebook page.
On Saturday April 22nd from 10-1pm there will be the annual Town of Highland Litter Sweep along Route 97. Sponsored by the Barryville Chamber of Commerce, Catskill Pride and NextGen Property Services, The Earth Day River Clean Up and Garden Planting will take place in Barryville. This will be my third year participating in the litter sweep and volunteers are always needed so more areas can be cleaned up. All volunteers will be meeting in front of the Two Queens Coffee Shop at the Stickett Inn located across from the Barryville General Market. Safety and clean up equipment will be distributed to everyone and then teams will be dispatched along route 97 from Lumberland up to the Roebling Bridge and along Route 55 up to the Transfer Station. To join and volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up next Saturday morning at the Two Queens Coffee Shop. Definitely see you there.
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