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PHOTOS: Take a Hike!

Charity hike raises $35,000 for Hopatcong groups.

There are successful charity events. And there was Saturday's Hudson Farm Club Charity Hike, which might deserve its own category.

Hudson Farm Club, a shooting preserve in Byram and Andover, matched hiker's ages with donations, which the hikers were allowed to split between several Hopatcong groups. The result: 1,232 participants and $35,255 in donations.

"This was wonderful," event coordinator Jacki Hangley said.

In the end, Hopatcong's five youth sports organizations will split $12,134; three parent-teacher organizations will split $5,719; the fire department will receive $9,163; and Hopatcong police bloodhound Rosco will receive $6,813. Participating Hopatcong High School students had the option to donate to the junior class' project graduation fund, which will receive $1,426.

Hangley said the hike went smoothly despite the overwhelming turnout, which resulted in a donation double last year's. Hudson Farms has donated more than $110,000 to Hopatcong groups over the last five years, Hangley said.

Wendy Sutton May 23, 2011 at 10:40 AM
It was a great time...
Bonnie Coover May 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM
So much fun! So proud of Pack88 for participating!
Willa Scantlebury May 23, 2011 at 02:09 PM
Kudos to Hudson Farm, Jacki Hangley, all the volunteers, and mother nature for a perfectly successful event.
Michele Guttenberger May 23, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Congrats! to my husband Jeff, a 70 year old bonus age hiker who got a special age pass to do it twice. With his bonus bucks he put a little into multiple orgs. However, he was NOT home to help me with my gardening and those potting soil bags were VERY HEAVY :-)
Dana May 23, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Thanks to Everyone who Volunteered & Participated!! What a great way to bring a community together and helping all of the organizations by not only donating to the Hawks Soccer Club but all of the youth sports organizations, three parent-teacher organizations, the fire department, Hopatcong police bloodhound Rosco and the Participating Hopatcong High School students for donating to the junior class' project graduation fund. And a very Special Thanks to Jacki Hangley for Coordinating Such A Successful Event - Excellent Job Jacki and Thank You Very Much for All that you do for the community!
ANN SCHALL May 15, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Does anyone know the cut off hour to check in? Thanks Ann :)

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