Spooner House Walk For Hungry, Homeless May 20 In Derby

CONTRIBUTEDSpooner House is accepting registrations for walkers, runners and helping hands to be part of the 20th Annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless at the Derby Greenway on Saturday, May 20 starting at 9 a.m. (rain or shine).

Registration is at the fountain beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. kick off.

Participants can register online to form a team, join an existing team or register as an individual and are asked to make donations in any amount suitable, ask others to sponsor you for additional funds and seek matching donations from employers.

However, a minimum donation of $20 will be required for each participant to receive the commemorative walk T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Spooner House. Joe Neumann & the Big Beat band will be performing at the Walk.

On Friday, May 19 from 4 to 7 p.m., walkers will have the opportunity to pick up their walk T-shirt and drop off their pledge form in advance during a special Community Open House at Spooner House, 30 Todd Road in Shelton. Every participant will receive an entry into a drawing for an assortment of gift cards and there are prizes available for the team raising the most money, the individual raising the most money and the team with the most participants.

For walk registration and sponsorship forms or more information please call 203-225-0453 ext.102 or e-mail Kate Pipa at kpipa@actspooner.org. The Spooner House website actspooner.org has a link to the walk registration page and all forms as well.

The entire walk route is 3.4 miles along the Naugatuck River, but participants may travel any distance they choose and water will be provided at the halfway point along the 1.7 mile Greenway. The Derby Greenway provides a safe, vehicle-free, boardwalk style route with great scenery along the Naugatuck River. Strollers are welcome and participants may begin the route whenever they arrive. Please use the Division Street entrance and meet at the Derby Greenway fountain. Parking is available at BJ’s.


The Annual Derby EcoFest will be taking place the day of the walk, May 20, on the other end of the Greenway on Caroline Street.

This year, sponsors including the following companies, have stepped forward to support the annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless. The Gold Sponsors are: Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, and Sterczala, P.C.; Vibrant Health; Newtown Savings Bank; Valley Community Foundation and AD-MERICA. The Silver Sponsors are: Tuttle Insurance Group; Calvert Safe & Lock, Gary’s East Coast Service, ElectriCable Associates and Pepe Reality.. This year’s Bronze Sponsors include: St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Oxford; R.D. Scinto, Inc.; O.E.M. Controls, Inc.; Stelray Plastic Products, Inc.; New Haven Terminal; Venman + Co. LLC; DataTel, LLC; Aquarion Water Co.; Peralta Design and SoVita Chiropractic.

Drawing prize sponsors are: Royal Bakery, Shelton Adams Hometown Market, Legend’s Pizzeria, Vazzy’s Italian Cucina, Giove’s, Young Nails, Sassafras Restaurant, Amici’s Restaurant, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Shelton Car Care.

Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged so participants won’t have to get up as early on Saturday morning and still be guaranteed a walk t-shirt.

What: 20th Annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless

Who: Charity Walk to benefit ACT Spooner House

When: Saturday, May 20 Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Walk starts at 9 a.m. (RAIN OR SHINE). Walkers may begin whenever they arrive.

Where: The Derby Greenway – Derby, CT – Meet at the Fountain

Use the Division Street Entry next to BJs and park in the BJs lot. For information call 203-225-0453 or visit actspooner.org

Cost: Donations of any amount are accepted. However, a minimum of $20 guarantees the first 250 participants a commemorative T-shirt.


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