Family Fun Walk and Adventure Day October 6


The Long Walk Home Family Fun Walk and Adventure Day is returning to the Oxford Community Center on October 6th!

Last year, Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) supporter Robert Messick hiked the Appalachian Trail to raise over $37,000 in support of the organization’s S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success). Last year, TIS parlayed Messick’s effort into a Family Fun Walk and Adventure Day, and they are reprising the event this year!

Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors’ Easton Branch, the event begins with a nature walk with stops along the path commemorating events that happened to Messick on the Appalachian Trail. Once they arrive back at the Community Center, there will be several adventure activities – a compass scavenger hunt , mini rock wall, obstacle course, aerial dancing, photo booth, crafts, and more! This is a rain or shine event. Should there be inclement weather, all activities excluding the nature walk will be available inside the Community Center.

The nature walk and activities will be from 11 am to 2 pm, followed by a 2:30 pm presentation by TIS board member and Oxford resident Harvey Zendt about his epic around-the-world surfing adventure in the 1970’s. While the walk and activities are geared towards families with children, the presentation is appropriate for all ages.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer free admission so that every local child has the opportunity to attend. Donations in support of our program are welcome, but not necessary.
If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for the event, contact TIS’ Marketing and Development Director Jayme Dingler at or 443-786-4676.

Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is a 501(c)3 organization based in Easton and serving Talbot County and the surrounding areas. The organization has developed a program that they call S4 (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success), which is designed to give guests access to a stable home-like environment, services, and tools that can help them break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and regain their independence. Once guests are accepted into Easton’s Promise, they receive case management as they move through an individualized plan, eventually transitioning into one of the shelter’s eight subsidized off-site apartments, where they incrementally take over expenses until they are fully self-sufficient.

Their vision is that no one in Talbot County will ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing. To learn more about how you can help, visit or contact Julie Lowe at 410-310-2316 or

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