FLINT TWP. — A successful fundraiser by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians garnered high praise for the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive.
The group held its 4th annual Hunger Awareness Walk at the park last month as a benefit for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and raised more than $1,000, said Marie Miller, speaking during public comment at the township Board of Trustees meeting last week.
Miller said the walk is done in memory of Irish ancestors who went through the Great Starvation – a famine in Ireland between 1846 and 1851 that led to the deaths of about one million people.
“I am here to say thank you,” Miller said. “Everyone who attended loved the park. Very few were aware that we even had it.’’
“It is so beautiful and so clean. We didn’t find a single dirty picnic table.’’
Miller said participants were so impressed they pledged to come again next year if the walk is held in the same place.
“So I thank you again for that park and for he maintenance that is done on it,’’ she said, adding that the group is planning to host the walk in the park again next year.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Our Lady of Limerick division, is an auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sullivan & O’Sullivan Division.