Local resident takes steps against hunger

Boryana Talouni of Andover  joined 40,000 walkers on the 20-mile course for Project Bread’s 40th annual Walk for Hunger last month.

The walk, which traveled through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge, raised awareness of hunger in Massachusetts, and funds to build emergency food programs across the commonwealth, including community meal programs, healthy meals for children, Farm to School and urban agriculture initiatives.

Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is the largest walk event in Massachusetts and the oldest continual one-day pledge walk in the country. For information or to donate, visit www.projectbread.org/walk.

Pinkney wins local Toastmaster contest

Andover’s David Pinkney of Eastern Middlesex Toastmasters was this year’s winner of Eastern Middlesex Toastmasters Club’s International Speech Contest held earlier this spring.

His winning speech was titled “Where is the Future?” Pinkney joined Toastmasters two years ago and his achievements include completion of Competent Communication and Leadership Programs.

Pinkney earned the right to represent Eastern Middlesex Toastmasters Club in the Area Competition, where contestants delivered their five- to seven-minute speeches on subjects of their choice. 

To learn more about the Toastmasters Eastern Middlesex Chapter, which meets twice a month in Stoneham, visit http://easternmiddlesex.toastmastersclubs.org or email annemarroni@verizon.net.

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