Local artist Jasmine Tierney and her dog Sabrina. Tierney’s winning hunger walk design is displayed behind her. Courtesy photo
The annual Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot traditionally asks local children to design a logo for the event t-shirt. This year’s logo artist is Jasmine Tierney, a 7th grader at Los Alamos Middle School. She created a fun image for a local Dog Jog t-shirt and was asked to design the hunger walk shirt, as well.
Tierney lives in Los Alamos with her mother Heidi Morris. When asked about her interests, Tierney said she enjoys helping others, as well as drawing and playing both piano and cello.
The t-shirt design Tierney submitted shows an energetic stalk of corn and a friendly tomato walking along the Hunger Walk path, with trees on either side and local mountains in view. The cornstalk is leading a happy dog, looking very much like Sabrina, Tierney’s own beloved pet.
In recognition of her artistic efforts, Tierney will receive a free t-shirt, a small gift, public recognition and, of course, the honor of having her logo design printed on scores of t-shirts. The shirts will be handed out Nov. 19 to participants in the annual Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot.
Interested walkers and runners for the 2017 CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot are encouraged to go online to register. They can post to Facebook from there asking their friends for donations in advance of the event. The secure web address to register or donate for the Los Alamos walk is www.crophungerwalk.org/losalamosnm.
Potential participants also can just show up after 1 p.m. Sunday Nov. 19 at the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria and register in person. There is no fee to participate, but folks are encouraged to bring monetary donations and/or non-perishable food for the L.A. Cares food bank. The start time for the run/walk is 2 p.m., lining up in front of Los Alamos Middle School (just off San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa).
The purpose of the CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot is to raise money for hunger organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of those in poverty or in disaster relief situations around the world and here in the U.S. Twenty-five percent of the money raised at the Los Alamos walk/trot will go to support local food bank L.A. Cares.
Further information about the event will be published soon.