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Construct Annual Walk for the Homeless

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsRachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington. On Sunday, October 21st, hundreds gathered at Ski Butternut to walk 3.5 to miles to Construct headquarters in Great Barrington. Since the 1960s, Construct has continued to provide food and shelter, as well as adult education and counseling, to homeless individuals in Southern Berkshire County. The proceeds from this year’s 24th annual walk will go towards constructing an addition for the foundation’s Mahaiwe Street headquarters. Pricilla’s Room will hold a space for seminars and workshops, as well as an office and computer center for the shelter’s residents.  According to longtime walk volunteers, the turn out this year was absolutely inspiring. And those who could not participate in the walk donated time or money with sponsorship from many local businesses such as Guido’s and Kwik Print, to name a few.

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Event organizer Lisa Henriques with Dale Alden; Martha Booth of Great Barrington with Kathy Staropoli of Sheffield.

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Volunteers Annie Ryder and Rowan Babb cheered on participants as they crossed the finish line; 16-year-old Jordan Scherling of Norfolk was the first person to finish the walk.

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Hundreds gathered on a perfect fall day to support those in need of food, shelter, and emergency assistance.

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Volunteers George O’Brien and his wife Jane of Lee; Three generations participated: Judy Kinna, her son, Mike, and her grandson, Brody, of South Egremont.

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Jordan Scherling with father, Don and brother, Grent; Laura Pellegrino and Rachel Alter of Great Barrington.

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Excited participants rush to the finish line tent to refuel with hot cider and snacks donated by local businesses.

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Ted Randolph and Wendy Nicolosi of Richmond; Sisters Devorah and Shayna Sawyer of Monterey

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Zachary Sorrentino and Samantha Miller of Lee; Heidi Gilmore of Alford and Bill Grosser of Lenox, two of the earliest finishers of the walk.

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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 10/21/12 at 02:28 PM • Permalink