Walk to End Violence set for Saturday

HUNTINGDON — Members of the community will join Huntingdon House staff, board and volunteers to take steps against domestic abuse at the seventh annual Walk to End Violence.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Detwiler Field.

The walk is Huntingdon House’s primary awareness event of the year. It is a time to come together to show support for survivors of domestic abuse, highlight the success of the organization in support of them and raise funds for its life-saving programs.

The 2019 Walk will focus on healing and wellness.

The walk will open with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a short program before the ceremonial first lap at 10 a.m. Vendors will be set up on the lawn throughout the event, including food by Doan’s Bones and Wildflower Cafe, representatives from the Huntingdon Farmer’s Market, art activities, Zumba and yoga for both children and adults.

An exciting part of the day is the kayak raffle, which this year is a prize of a 10-foot Tribute Perception in the blue-green “Deja Vu” color. Tickets for the kayak, which was sponsored by Rothrock Outfitters, are being sold by board members of the organization now through the walk, when the winning raffle ticket will be drawn.

Last year’s event brought together some 100 supporters who raised more than $16,000 to benefit Huntingdon House and its programs.

This year will be an especially important fundraiser in light of the recent fire at Huntingdon House on May 2. The fire damaged the back porch, downstairs bathrooms, attic and basement of the administration building and knocked out electricity. Despite the building being closed, services are still available by calling 643-2801.

Registration for vendors, sponsors and walkers can be made ahead, online at the website, or the day of the event.

For more information, call Huntingdon House at 643-2801 or visit huntingdon