WATERVILLE — Walk a Mile for Water will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church. The event is to raise awareness of the thirst issue for people around the world who have to walk a mile or more to bring water to their families, according to a news release from event organizers.

In solidarity, participants will walk a mile from the Methodist Church to Exoptica Studio, Railroad Square Parking lot, carrying containers of river water. Following the walk, there will be a key note address from Dave Dawson of the Greater Waterville Area Food Bank and a Native American Full Moon End Hunger Ceremony. People will be invited to make mud cookies (a Haitian “cookie” made of mud and fat to ward off the pains of starvation).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 314-8607.

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