By Nicholette Carlson
SYRACUSE — A group of over 20 walkers took to the streets of Syracuse at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, during the annual Wawasee Walk. It is sponsored annually by the Syracuse-Wawasee Ministerial Association.
This year two routes were available. Most participants chose the shorter option — one mile round trip from the Syracuse Community Center to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. A couple groups chose the longer route, approximately 4.5 miles from the Syracuse Community Center, around Syracuse Lake and back again.
Proceeds from the walk will be equally divided between three nonprofits: the Rose Garden Recovery Community in Syracuse, Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County and Compass, a SWMA ministry providing assistance with rent, utilities and other needs.
Brad Cox, one of the organizers and a representative with the SWMA Compass program, got things kicked off this morning. Pat Park led the group in prayer before everyone took off.
All of the participants were able to walk the route at their own pace. Social distancing was encouraged.
When the groups took off from the community center, over $1,600 had been raised.