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Church Hosts Walk for the Homeless

Executive director of the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless Mike O’Rourke thanks church members and friends for their continued support.

Executive director of the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless Mike O’Rourke thanks church members and friends for their continued support. Photo by Louise Krafft.

— Friends and parishioners of the Church of the Ascension gathered at Lyon Park for the 3rd annual Fall Fest and Walk for the Homeless on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20. Church rector Chuck Colson introduced special guest Mike O’Rourke, executive director of the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. The coalition, now in its 27th year, is the beneficiary of the walk.

At the conclusion of the walk, guests were invited to participate in a medley of team games that included: pumpkin bowling, three-legged races, egg walk relay, hula hoop relay, and crossing the field on a plank. After the games, the pie judges sat and started tasting the dozen pies baked for the pie contest while guests enjoyed chili, cider and seasonal treats. The Church of the Ascension is located at 3020 N. Pershing Drive in Arlington.