Clark County mayors face off for food

Walk & Knock bag folding competition is Saturday

Clark County mayors, including those from Camas and Washougal, will face off on Saturday to see who is the fastest – at folding bags for this year’s Walk & Knock food drive.
The competition, which begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, will highlight the annual bag-folding event at which scores of people gather at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 N.E. 47th Ave., to prepare for the Saturday, Dec. 5 food drive.
“We’re looking forward to finding out who’s the best bag man in the county,” said Walk & Knock President Justin Wood. “There’s a lot at stake here.”
The six mayors include: Scott Higgins, Camas; Sean Guard, Washougal; Tim Leavitt, Vancouver; Jeff Carothers, Yacolt; Jim Irish, La Center; and Ron Onslow, Ridgefield.
The participants will have minutes to see who can fold the most bags.
Each year in late November, volunteers fold thousands of Walk & Knock shopping bags for insertion in local newspapers, including the Camas-Washougal Post-Record and The Columbian. People are encouraged to fill the bags with food and place them on their porches for pick up on Dec. 5.
Walk & Knock solicits charitable donations of food, supplies, and money, which in turn are given to the Clark County Food Bank for providing food to those in need across our community.
Those interested in helping fold bags should come to the Food Bank at 8 a.m. for the first shift and by 11 a.m. for the second shift.