Open Door Community House Walk Classic nearing goal

It appears the financial goal set for this year's 22nd Walk Classic will be met.

Organizers had set a goal of 400 walkers raising $40,000. They had 542 walkers and shortly after noon announced they had raised $38, 426 with more contributions coming in.

"It went great," said Kim Jenkins, executive director of Open Door Community House.

"This year there seemed to be even more energy and excitement," Jenkins said,"Seeing all these people show up in support of Open Door is fantastic."

Hundreds of people didn't let threatening weather deter them from the walk, which began shortly after 9am Saturday morning from Open Door, 2405 Second Ave., Columbus.

Open Door is a United Way agency as well as an affiliate of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.