Seneca Falls, NY, – (August 28, 2017) – The Seneca County House of Concern held their fundraiser, Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The second annual event was a continued success with participation and proceeds exceeding the previous year.
The paddlers started their scenic day at 9:00 AM being serenaded with live music at Oak Island, where they launched and went through Lock 4 in Waterloo. They paddled their way down the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls in their kayaks and canoes. Many participants competed in a visual Scavenger Hunt and a few ball toss games while being escorted by antique wooden boats. The paddle culminated at the Seneca Falls Recreation Center with more live music, a picnic and celebration where prizes were awarded to those who raised the most money in pledges.
Participants were encouraged to raise their entry fees by asking family, friends, and co-workers to donate pledge money to benefit the organization’s mission of helping those in need with basic necessities such as food, clothes, and household items and to treat everyone with dignity and respect. In 2016, the Seneca County House of Concern served an average of 456 households, or 1,207 individuals each month.
For more information about the Seneca County House of Concern go to houseofconcern.org. For information about the event, LIKE us on Facebook at Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (315) 568-2433.
The Seneca County House of Concern is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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