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Taking Flight: Walk for Sparrows

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MEDFORD, Ore. — With the help of North Medford High School’s Sparrow Club, North Medford High School student Amy Krick is putting on the first ever “Walk For Sparrows.”

The event is a big senior project, loosely modeling the Relay for Life. Participants will walk around North Medford High School, raising money for USA Sparrow Clubs and taking part in games and booths, from face painting to a bounce house to games of Twister and Candy Land.

Amy was inspired by someone not even half her age, the school’s Sparrow, 2-year-old Brian Mendoza. A school’s walk for their Sparrow isn’t something new, but this walk is different because it goes beyond helping just one Sparrow. Amy, for the first time ever is bringing Sparrow Clubs from schools throughout Southern Oregon together.

The Walk For Sparrows is happening this Saturday at North Medford High School from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can show up anytime to take part in the walk, family-friendly activities, music and raffles. It’s free to get in, but Amy and her Sparrow Club are asking for a $5 donation. All of the proceeds will go to Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs.