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October 20, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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Mary Jo Koch of Butler, center, didn't let her walker stop her from participating in Saturday's '“Friends of the Poor Walk for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.” in Butler.

Mary Jo Koch of Butler has had hip replacement surgery and needs a walker or a cane if she's going far. But she didn't see why that would stop her from participating in Saturday's '“Friends of the Poor Walk for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.”

“It just takes me a little more time than the others,” said Koch.

“I like to support St. Vincent de Paul,” she added.

The society runs a thrift store, food bank and provides other assistance.

Nearly 40 walkers, including Koch, gathered in the parking lot of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 157 Elm St., at 11 a.m., then walked up Brady Street to Main Street to the Butler County Courthouse, then across Main Street to Diamond Park for a prayer and down the other side of Main Street and back to the food bank.

This is an excerpt from a story in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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