By: Ruthie Pope Sports Writer
September 3, 2013
This Saturday a group will gather at Royal Lane to raise money for two teams traveling to Rwanda, Africa in a few weeks.
The first group consists of about 14 people and they will leave on Sept. 29. The second group consists of about 11 people and they will leave on Oct. 3. Dr. Watts, who practices at the Clinton Medical Clinic, is heading up the trip, but will be leaving with the second team.
Denise Naylor, who helps manage Autumn Winds, is leaving with the first group, and she said the two teams will be offering medical aid, evangelical counseling, and children’s ministry.
She said two doctors, three nurses, and one paramedic will head up the medical end and five ministers will lead the religion side of the trip.
For the first time, according to Mrs. Naylor, the group is hoping to lead a children’s crusade which will offer food and a puppet ministry. They have estimated the cost of the crusade at $600. Currently, they have enough money for one crusade and are hoping to raise enough money before they leave to pay for another crusade.
Some vendors have already signed up to be at the walk on Saturday, but others are welcome to come out.
Participants will have a choice at this Saturday’s walk by choosing either to walk on the track or on Royal Lane’s nature trail.
If you signed up early, the cost was $20 and you got a T-shirt, water, and a meal ticket. Walk-ups are welcome, but they may not get a T-shirt, and their registration cost will be reduced.