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A shoe-in for a good cause

"We were actually very surprised last year to have such a great turnout so we are hoping to increase the number of snowshoers and the amount of money attached to it," said CDHH Director of Development Ericka Small.

As with last year, participants will be able to travel however many miles they are comfortable with through the 450-acre preserve's 10 miles of trails. There will be giveaways, raffles and hot chocolate and snacks served throughout the day.

"We thought it would be a good place to hold it this year, they have a lot of different trails to use," said Durrant.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes for low-income families using volunteer labor and then sells them at below market value with zero percent loans.

"The whole goal ultimately is to create successful homeowners," Small said.

To learn more about CDHH, donate or volunteer, visit www.capitaldistricthabitat.org. You can also download a brochure and donor sheet for the snowshoeing event. If you plan to participate in the event and will need to borrow snowshoes, contact EMS in Stuyvesant Plaza at 482-0088 to reserve a pair.

The fundraiser will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Five Rivers is located at 56 Game Farm Road.

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