Family fun, exercise and an opportunity to help impoverished local families is on tap for Interfaith Social Services’ 37th Annual South Shore Walk. Hundreds of people are expected to assemble
at Quincy’s Pageant Field on Saturday April 16th. The Walk begins and ends at the field off of Merrymount Parkway. “The Walk is much than an important fundraiser for local families in need” said Interfaith’s Executive Director Rick Doane. “This is a community event which raises awareness about poverty here on the South Shore and brings families together.”
Walkers will take to the sidewalks in a route that wraps around some of Quincy’s neighborhoods and along Wollaston beach. Festivities after the Walk include: hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, clowns, a bouncy house, face painting and live entertainment.
Many of the participants come from local youth groups, churches and schools “The Walk is a great way for students to get community service hours” said Doane. “It is wonderful that so many local schools now require kids to get out and serve. Those kids come to the Walk to fulfill a school requirement which results in their families spending an afternoon together. That makes all of the preparation worth it.”
The South Shore Walk is held every year rain or shine. Those who are interested in participating can download a pledge form online at: www.interfaithsocialservices.org or call 617-773-6203 for more information.
This year’s South Shore Walk Gold level sponsors are South Shore Savings Bank and New England Ice Cream. Silver level sponsors include: Eagle Stainless Tube and Fabrication, Manet Community Health Center, and Colonial Federal Savings Bank.