A record amount of money was raised in the 22nd Annual (and final) “Walk Across Branch County,” hosted by WTVB-AM (Coldwater) Morning Host Ken Delaney. The walk, held February 21, collected almost $4,000 locally during the 17 mile walk. Combined with a two for one match from the Consumers Energy Foundation, almost $12,000 will be donated to Community Action of South Central Michigan for emergency heating assistance in Branch County.
The station aired Delaney’s walk live, which included stops to pick up donations from various businesses and organizations around Coldwater.
This year over 20 volunteers representing the Coldwater Noon Rotary, Early Bird Exchange Club, Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary, Tibbits Opera Foundation, Branch County Sheriff’s Department and others joined Delaney to walk the one mile stretch from the Four Corners Park downtown to the McDonald’s restaurant in Coldwater, escorted by the Coldwater Police and Fire Departments.
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