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  • Sherman Shelter-Silver Creek Metro Park 5000 South Hametown Road Norton, OH, 44203 United States (map)

The Pheasant Run Trail-Sherman Shelter at Silver Creek Metro Park, Norton, OH

What if you could do something really cool with your family and potentially help hundreds of people at the same time? Here’s your opportunity!

A post-church hamburger and hot dog picnic, • A 1.5 mile hike (rated easy), (Hiking Spree forms will be available for all!) • And a presentation of stories from The Chapel’s recent trips to the Yucatan Peninsula. • And how about a hammock siesta after blazing the hiking trail? WOW has you covered!

The Mayan women of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula carefully hand-weave hammocks in their huts and yards, selling them at market to provide for their families. Their profit is minimal, though, and they would benefit far more from additional earning sources. WOW has purchased some of the hammocks directly from the women, in order to resell them stateside and help develop a seed fund for a more sustainable and profitable microenterprise.

Cost of the picnic is $2.50 per person or $10 per family, and all proceeds will benefit Greater Akron’s own Broken Chains Ministry. So that we are certain to have enough food, please RSVP by Friday, September 8th to


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