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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:41

• L&T staff report

The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains will host its second annual walk-a-thon to benefit the Grand Avenue Market from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Southwestern Heights High School track.

There will be a color finale at noon followed by lunch. The cost is $15 per person and includes a water bottle. Entry fees are free with a minimum of $15 in pledges.

The cost of the meal is $5 for one of the following items: one burrito, one nacho grande, one Frito chili pie or two tacos. The Hispanic Ladies have generously donated their time to provide the community with a homemade lunch.

Teams are encouraged, and this is a great opportunity for friends, families and co-workers to raise money for an excellent cause while having fun together.

Team registration cost is till the per person cost, and a team can have a maximum of six people on a team.

Pledges are a great way to help raise money for an excellent cause. A prize will be awarded to the individual that collects the most money.

In 2001, Plains lost its local grocery store.  After seven years, the lack of that essential need in the community became the prime focus for a group of individuals.

They began researching options to re-establish a grocery store in our community.  That research lead to the formation of The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Since January 2012, The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains has focused on the improvement and sustainability of the Plains community.

Its mission is to promote rural economic, social and environmental sustainability to further enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Plains and the surrounding rural area.

The first “Access To Food” Project supported by the vision of The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains is the Grand Avenue Market.

It will provide the Plains community with access to healthy food options such as quality fresh fruits and vegetables.  It will also be designed to house various other projects to include: a food and nutrition education center, food assistance programs and a prescription pickup point.

The Grand Avenue Market is just the first project of The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains.  Additional  inter-related goals include: development of a Community Garden, Farmers Market, Aging in Place Programs, Healthy Living Programs and food based employment/volunteer opportunities.

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