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Easter Seals kicks off Walk with Me

Expectations high for second annual event
By Taggart Houck | Aug 14, 2014
Photo by: Taggart Houck The kickoff event for the second annual Walk With Me offered soft pretzels, pizza and sweet treats to a large turnout.

Georgetown — Supporters gathered on a beautiful sunny afternoon as Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore officially kicked off its second annual Walk With Me event July 23 in Georgetown.

The walk is one of three events offered by Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore to raise money for their centers, which provide child development programs, physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, among others.

“It’s a great venue for people to get out and socialize with one another,” said Steve Tull, whose 28 year-old son Stevie has been a beneficiary of Easter Seals since he was 6 months old. “It helps build a better awareness in the community,” Tull said.

Walk With Me will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at Baywood Greens at 3:00 p.m. Anyone interested in donating or participating in Walk With Me should call the Georgetown Easter Seals main office at 302-253-1100.

 

President and CEO of Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore Ken Sklenar opened the event by thanking volunteers and supporters. He said the organization relies heavily on this event. “We provide services from birth to elders,” he said. “The walk allows us to continue doing the things we’re doing.” (Photo by: Taggart Houck)
Dave Bethard, 63, of Millsboro poses in his American-themed Mohawk and Duck Dynasty beard. An attendee of Easter Seals five days per week after enduring multiple finger amputations, diabetes and open heart bypass surgery, Bethard says he will finish the walk at all costs. “I’m going to walk until I finish that walk,” he said with determination. Bethard named his team in this year’s walk the American Mohawks and will be joined by his wife and friends while sporting the beard and mohawk. (Photo by: Taggart Houck)
The kickoff event marked the first day of sign-ups and donations for the second annual walk. Here, supporters of Easter Seals listen as President/CEO Ken Sklenar talks about the walk. (Photo by: Taggart Houck)
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