Record turnout for St. Margaret's House Annual Winter Walk

The sunny weather on Sunday helped bolster the largest turnout on record for the Annual St. Margaret's House Winter Walk.

Nearly 650 people met at the county-city building Sunday afternoon before strolling one mile throughout downtown South Bend.

That number is up from 500 walkers last year.

Folks like Mayor Pete Buttigieg were on hand cheering on participants.

Donations raised on Sunday’s event will help sustain the charity which has long been committed to improving the lives of needy women and their children.

Kathryn Schneider, executive director of St. Margaret’s House, spoke about the annual event.

She says, "80 percent of the women and children that come to St. Margaret's House get to St. Margaret's House no matter what the weather is, by walking or taking a bus. We walk in solidarity in supposedly the coldest month of the year to show that we understand that life isn't so easy."

Last year alone St. Margaret's house served 23,000 meals, which is something Sunday’s event will allow them to do again this year.

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