Volunteer sets example during CROP Hunger Walk

YOUNG VOLUNTEER: Summer Rose Watz-Brown, 6, is collecting donations for this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. (Courtesy photo)
YOUNG VOLUNTEER: Summer Rose Watz-Brown, 6, is collecting donations for this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. (Courtesy photo)

BALDWIN — Never make the mistake of saying “you’re too old or too young,” at least around Summer Rose Watz-Brown. Six-year-old Summer Rose is a welcome permanent fixture around Covenant Community United Methodist Church in Baldwin and Hollister Senior Center where her grandmother, Judy Watz, is the manager. If you need help she is always willing to do as much as she can whenever she can with a captivating smile. She challenges us all to do a better job of helping each other.

She can be seen greeting people and handing out bulletins at CCUMC on Sunday mornings and she is not a stranger to the kitchen help also. She is a good student entering the second grade and is home schooled by her mother, Tina Watz.

The first Lake County CROP Hunger Walk in 2011, found Summer Rose, then a four-year-old, walking the full 3-mile walk with her mother and grandmother; last year she did the same and plans to walk again this year. However, this year she wanted to do more so she asked to solicit donations on her own and has collected almost $200 with three weeks to go.

You’ll find her collecting non-perishable food items at the CROP Walk this year on Saturday, September 28, at 1 p.m. beginning at the Hollister Senior Center in Baldwin. Twenty-five percent of all donations go to our local Lake County Food Pantry and the rest goes to fight world hunger. Our goal this year is $5,000, which would give $1,250 to help feed the hungry in our county.

If you would like to help by walking, taking donations, or supporting a walker, you can find information at Covenant Community UMC, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Baldwin Congregational Church or contact Freda Combs at 231-898-4226. Your community needs your help!