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Annual walk-a-thon raises $110K for SCARC

FRANKFORD — Chris Hemmer, director of development for SCARC, said between 500 and
550 people participated in the Gordon Shelton Memorial Walk-a-Thon this year on a 1.6-mile course
around the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta.

"The weather wasn't a deterrent, really," he said of the cloudy skies with a threat of rain on
Sunday afternoon. The walk-a-thon raised about $110,000 and is one of the biggest fundraising events
of the year for the service organization.

The walk is named for Gordon Shelton, a former board member, who died in 2010.
The SCARC Foundation Inc. supports people with developmental disabilities.


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