Key Club and Interact Club to participate in St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor

The St. Vincent de Paul national Friends of the Poor Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24. This event occurs across the country in approximately 250 locations, and it attracts close to 30,000 walkers each year. The Gulf Coast walk will be held at the Biloxi- Ocean Springs Bridge, beginning on the Biloxi side. The registration will begin at 7:00 am followed by the walk which will begin shortly after. Walkers may come singly or in teams, and they are encouraged to aid in donating to the St. Vincent de Paul society to help meet their donation goal of $2,000 for the event.

This year both the St. Patrick Interact Club and Key Club will participate in the annual walk, alongside many churches and service organizations from around the Gulf Coast. Members will bring donations on behalf of their clubs and the St. Patrick school community. This year students hope to exceed their donation amount from last year, which consisted of forty pounds of can goods, to lend their overwhelming support for the poor and homeless in the area. “The bridge walk is one of the many project’s the St. Patrick’s Key Club takes part in throughout the school year that allows its members to serve the community and have fun at the same time,” explained Taylor Smith, the club’s Lieutenant Governor.

Attendees are ready for a morning full of fun and service. “I’m so excited for the St. Vincent de Paul Walk this weekend. I’m hoping for great weather, great fun; All for a great cause,” shared Mrs. Sutherlin, Key Club sponsor.  All St. Patrick students, including those who are not members of either the Key Club or the Interact Club, and their families are invited to attend the walk this weekend.

Story by Morgan Badurak