MONETOE-Rain or shine, the 9th Annual "5-K Crop Walk" will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the five-kilometer walk begins at 2:30 p.m., starting and ending at the Monroe United Methodist Church at 47 Maple Ave. Organized locally, the 2005 Walk has set a goal of recruiting 150 walkers and raising $12,000 to help stop hunger here in our community and around the world. A portion of the funds raised will go to the Monroe Food Pantry, the First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, and the Highland Mills Methodist Church Food Pantry. Some of the funds will be used by the walk's sponsor, Church World Service, a relief, development, and refugee assistance agency that helps victims of natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina. The motto of the interfaith community event is, "We walk because they walk," "they" being the people of the world who must walk hours each day for food, water, firewood, and other essentials. Crop walkers will be asking family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor them. Sponsor envelopes are available from area congregations, including the Monroe United Methodist Church on Maple Ave., and the First Presbyterian Church on Stage Road. For more information, call 782-8386.