Sister Ruth Crop Hunger Walk
Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Hi All, Come join the Sister Ruth Crop Walk to stomp out hunger, Oct. 7th, 1 PM at Wibaux Park. Go to cropwalk.org or
https://www.facebook.com/...528?ref=hl
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Posted by Kacey (+3152) 8 years ago
Sister Ruth was an amazing woman. She held my hand, prayed and loved me through some horrible times. I'll remember her always.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11432) 8 years ago
Something called "Hoofin' it for Hunger" is at Fort Keogh the weekend after the Crop Walk. I think it is a USDA sponsored program.
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Posted by Lynne (+131) 8 years ago
From Mollie Phipps' site on facebook:
"Hoofin' it for Hunger is a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5k & 10k organized by the Custer-Fallon County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers and USDA-ARS Fort Keogh LARRL. All proceeds donated to the Montana Food Bank Network.

The 2012 race will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Miles City, MT. Please visit our event page for more information and to register."
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Both walks are for great causes! Sister Ruth benefits Custer County Food Bank and Church World Service which feeds people all over the world. Hoofin for Hunger benefits the Montana Food Bank Network.
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Posted by Lynne (+131) 8 years ago
The Custer County Food Bank is part of the Montana Food Bank Network also.
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Posted by Kacey (+3152) 8 years ago
So this way if people can't participate the first weekend they can the second! Either way food banks will get much needed donations.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14673) 8 years ago
If a person wants to walk in either of these events do they have to obtain sponsors? How does this work?
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
You don't have to have sponsors to walk. We are walking for hunger awareness and building community. Just come and join us. If you want to bring a contribution or have sponsors, great! but not required. All our welcome.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
I believe that Sister Ruth would be at both walks, and the walk out of darkness and the march of dimes, and the relay for life
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Thank you to the sponsors of the Sister Ruth Crop Walk.
Tee-shirt Sponsors:
Deluxe Motors
First Interstate Bank
Hartman Rental & Construction
Tongue River Vineyard & Winery
U.S.Bank

Other Sponsors:
Airport Inn
Albertsons
Armadillo Storage
Boss Office Supply
Dairy Queen
Discovery Pond
Gallaghers
Hole in the Wall/600 Café/Boardwalk
Holy Rosary Healthcare
Integrity Realty
Kafe Utza
Mac's Frontierland
Main Street Grind
Mama Stellas
Mexico Lindo
Miles City Star
Montana Movie Theatre
New Hunan
Notbohm Motors
Pizza Hut
Reynolds
Rib and Chop House
Seabeck Pizza
Stevenson and Sons
Stockman Bank
Subway
Tirerama
Unique Creations
Universal Athletic
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
To sign up to walk or donate:
http://www.cropwalkonline...ilescitymt
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
New this year: we will have breads of the world to taste after the walk. All bread bakers are encouraged to bring a loaf to share. We hope to have lefsa, Irish soda bread, Swedish rolls and naan.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
We have been discussing the idea for a book about Sister Ruth. She helped so many in Miles City; Basil Pius was suggesting we have different people write different chapters. I'm thinking her cafeteria days, pastoral care, recycling, Relay for Life, Crop Walk, service to Miles City seniors could all be chapters.
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Posted by Gene Larson (+276) 8 years ago
Beth:

In my quest to move, while going through hundreds of boxes, I came across a FANTASTIC PHOTO of Sister Ruth standing in what appears to be the emergency room in the old hospital. Wouldn't it be a great cover, back or inside photo for the proposed book? I'll show it to you soon.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14673) 8 years ago
I really like the book idea. My mom has some great and funny Sister Ruth stories.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11432) 8 years ago
My Mom loved Sr. Ruth. She had some funny stories from the Sr. Cook days.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Gene, I'm looking forward to seeing that photo.
Amorette, since you are an awesome writer, would you please write down those stories.
Thanks.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Richard, would you please write down those stories, or I would be willing to do interviews, and then write down the stories.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Someone asked me if Sister Ruth would be unhappy that her name was used for the Crop Walk, since she had a servant's heart and served God. Well fortunately we named the Crop Walk after her while she was still living. Sherwood McKay sent her a Star article explaining the change. She wrote back a hand written note in 2003:

Thank you to those who put the article of Sister Ruth's Crop Walk in the Star paper.
Hi "Crop Walk Committee"
A big surprise to me when I came to supper last evening and saw the Oct 5th 2003 notice of Ruth's Crop Walk (sorry of mistakes.)on our Sister's bulletin board in our Coffee spot up date. I use a walker at present so my gate has slowed up or down some? However I am getting accustomed in using it more efficient effort in practice some advice from the ageing Sisters. I am in the group of 31 using some kind of equipment, something in common. Oh Ha! Ha! When showing it to my blood sisters, Viola and Bertha when they brought fresh tomatoes which they covered and saved from freezing when our low temp the last few mornings was between 24 and 26 degrees. Thanks for committee kindness word and example. $10 is from Viola. Bertha Steffes was responsible. Bye Sr. Ruth
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Someone told me that he wished he had a quarter of Sister Ruth's energy, that she didn't really walk but trotted around town.
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Posted by MollieP (+129) 8 years ago
Hoofin it for Hunger has a facebook page just search for it!

Or go to www.mfbf.org to register or get more details!

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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Sister Ruth Crop Walk has a facebook page too. Search for Sister Ruth
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Bob Zadow and Friends will be playing music. The Men's Barber Shop Seven will be singing too. We're hoping for glorious weather, but we'll be there rain or shine.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
There will be a 1 mile or 3 mile walk, thanks to Bart Freese (and family) and Fr. Rob Oswald for designing it. Or just come for the opening celebration.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
We start from Wibaux Park and go north to Main Stree, east to Haynes, south to Albertsons, back side to Moorhead Aave, south to the Holy Rosary fitness walk, around to Strevell and back north to Wibaux Park. Refreshments and breads of the world waiting in the park.
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Posted by Gene Larson (+276) 8 years ago
Beth:

I cut a Public Service Announcement at KYUS Tuesday, so hopefully it'll get on the air right away. Seems like time flies beyond our comprehension!
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Posted by MollieP (+129) 8 years ago
Wishing the crop walk the best of luck this weekend for an amazing turnout, and agreeable weather! Sister Ruth was an amazing women, I remember her going quietly in and out of your room checking on everyone, and we helped her collect cans one day...for which we were rewarded with a "bless you" and considered ourselves rich!

The world could use a few more Sister Ruth's!
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Thank you Molly! We are looking at a clear day in the 60's. Should be good for a walk. I hope the Hoofin for Hunger has a sunny day too.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Tomorrow is the big day. If you are unable to walk you are still invited to come for the send off. We will have music, prayer and water to share.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
We will be walking with these other communities and people today:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rev. Dan Holt [email protected]
Careyn Mason [email protected]

Curry County, New Mexico
Rev. Bonita Knox, [email protected]

Fort Collins, Colorado
Bob Vangermeersch [email protected]

Hamilton, Montana
Richard Johnson [email protected]
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
According to UNICEF, more than one million children in the Sahel (Africa) are expected to experience severe malnutrition during the coming year. Your CROP Hunger Walks will support such programs as those that will specifically target malnourished children and their mothers in the drought stricken Sahel region, providing them with life-saving nutrition packs. Thank you for walking as if a child's life depends on it...it does!
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
Wonderful Walk! Thank you to all the walkers, committee, musicians, volunteers and sponsors. It was a glorious time. Now to sleep.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 8 years ago
We had about 50 walkers and raised $4500. Thanks to God for providing the beautiful day, the generosity in our hearts and a joyful time.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
It's that time again! The Sister Ruth Crop Walk 2013 is being organized. Save the date: Sunday, Oct. 6th 1 PM. New location for the start, we will meet in Riverside Park and have a new route.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
New: Local fine artist Gene Larson has donated three of his historical prints to benefit the walk. You can view the prints at the Miles City Public Library for the next week.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The walk will have a 3 mile or a 1 mile short route. There will be water stops along the way and refreshments at the end.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The walk benefits the programs of Church World Service and the Food Bank, so hungry people. Church World Service helps in disaster situations and refugee resettlement and long term recovery from disasters. See more of their story at:http://www.cwsglobal.org/
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Monday night, September 16th, 6:30 PM at MCC #317 there will be an informational meeting with materials to share. If you have questions, call Beth at 234-4729.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
You can donate to the walk from the comfort of your own home and computer, if you go to http://hunger.cwsglobal.o...0&pg=entry
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The Gene Larson prints, which are being auctioned off to benefit the walk are now at Stockman Bank. You may view them and make silent bids.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Crop Walks are the oldest fund raising walk in the country. Church World Service started back in 1946 by midwestern churches. They banded together to ship grain overseas to help people starving after World War II.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The Gene Larson prints are now at USBank.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The Sister Ruth Crop Hunger Walk wants to thank our tee-shirt sponsors. Because of them we will be able to give tee-shirts to the walkers:
Deluxe Motors, US Bank, First Interstate Bank, Holy Rosary Health Care, Tongue River Winery, Wal-Mart, Hartman Rental, Custom Auto & Accessories and Notbohm Motors.
We also want to thank these other businesses that gave us gifts: Stockman Bank, Seabeck Pizza, Mama Stella, Montana Theater, New Hunan, Main Street Grind, Unique Creations, Subway, Stevenson and Sons, Mexico Lindo, Miles City Star, Hartman, Armadillo Storage, 600 Café, Airport Inn, Albertsons, Dairy Queen, Gallagher's, Hogan Family Dental, Integrity Realty, Reynolds, Mac's Frontierland, Great Grains, Pizza Hut, Rib and Chop House, Amber Aurthor, Jules Photography and Gene Larson.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Just a week away! You can come walk with us or sponsor one of the walkers. Check out the Miles City page at:
http://hunger.cwsglobal.o...0&pg=entry
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The youth groups from:
First United Methodist Church
Sacred Heart
First Presbyterian Church
First Lutheran Church
are walking in the Sister Ruth Crop Walk. So if you want to support the walk and youth helping others, give to some of these groups.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Hey students at Sacred Heart School are walking and there is a competition to see which class can raise the most. If you know any Sacred Heart kids, you would make them happy by giving them donations to the Sister Ruth Crop Walk.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
The weather forecast looks wonderful, warm and sunny. Come walk in the fall colors this Sunday, Oct. 6th 1 PM starting from Riverside Park.
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Posted by JMD (+290) 7 years ago
Do you have this years routes set yet? And of so can you please share them here? Thanks. Would be kind of nice to know where we will be walking.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
This year's route: Start in Riverside Park, go east on Main ST to the Presby Church, cross Main, go west on Main back to Park (that's the short route, about 1 KM.) Then go thru Riverside Park on new walking path, cross bridge and go around the fairgrounds on walking path, return to Park for refreshments (that's about 5 KM.) See you there!
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Posted by neonfreedom (+295) 7 years ago
Beth, do u guys have shirts this year if so how much r they?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14673) 7 years ago
Hmmm.... What a great day for a walk!
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Posted by MRH (+1480) 7 years ago
Be sure and tell everyone to wave to the webcam when they are walking between the jewelry store the Main Street Grind.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Hey neonfreedom, we did have shirts and they were free for everyone that came to walk, so I hope you joined us.
Beautiful day, I think we had about 150 walkers, great music from Bob, Marilyn and Will. I will try and report on the amount of money raised tomorrow.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
wooohooo! We are celebrating 161 walkers and over $6,000 raised at the Sister Ruth Crop Hunger Walk. Thanks to all the walkers, donators, businesses who contributed and volunteers.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14673) 7 years ago
While the numbers are great news, I can't help but be a little astonished that this event didn't draw more participation, especially on such a nice day. There is no reason there shouldn't be a full 1% (800-900 people) of the city population.

Before the walk started, I encountered an individual that most likely would have participated, but was simple unaware of the time and date of the event.

One suggestion for next year would be to start a new thread here on MC.com like "2014 Sister Ruth Crop Hunger Walk" rather than reuse last years thread.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Good idea. Any other suggestions out there?
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Posted by neonfreedom (+295) 7 years ago
My family was there at the walk,and even won a certificate!
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Church World Service helps in many ways all around the world; here's one example:

"Imagine your child on the street 24 hours a day, no place to eat, no place to sleep, no love." CWS Documentary - Street Project



Did you know.

The number of children living or working on the streets worldwide is estimated at nearly 150 million?



It's almost 1 a.m. and Alen Radosavijevic is hard at work. The problem is he's only 12. Like many of Belgrade's street children, Alen works a job to help provide for his family. Alen's status as a Roma child doesn't entitle him to clean water. Shelter. Enough food to keep hunger at bay. But his mere presence outside Belgrade's trendier expat bars is good enough to guard a Mercedes and a BMW for around $1.50.



CWS partner, Centre for the Integration of Youths (CIM), is one of the few organizations in Belgrade fighting for and protecting the street children. CIM runs the well-known 24 hour drop-in center, Svratiste, for street children. Recently, they opened a day-care center in New Belgrade that offers a safe place for between 30 and 60 street kids daily where they come to eat, take a bath, change clothes, and receive medical and psychological examinations.



Thanks to all of you for protecting street children in Belgrade and Brazil and. thru the crop walks.
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+301) 7 years ago
Thanks to Sharon Moore, Steve Allison and the Miles City Star, we finally have some photos to show from the 2013 Crop Walk. Thanks be to God for all his blessings.
https://www.facebook.com/...9855134528
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