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HERITAGE. Florida Jewish News. May 9, 1980, Page 7 WALKA THON runners -- almost 200 of them -- and EXPO- rem -- who took part last Sunday in a combined and National UJA Walkathon. hers, young and old alike, started at the Jewish their way to Rollins College, some ! l miles where "Israel Expo" was taking place. With per kilometer by each of the participants, for the Combined Jewish Appeal, Orlando's rost of its proceeds to the UJA (United Jewish $123.50 from his sponsors for the largest While the sister and brother team of Wendy and $86.22 and $79.02 from their sponsors. alternate year event to celebrate Israel's held for the first time on the campus of Rollins food and display booths, most with a Falafel, bagels, jewelry, books, a poster contest, Hebrew Day School choir and a snaking hora in front of the, Rollins library led by Bob and II part of the afternoon festivities. by the Women's Cabinet of the Jewish Student League of Rollins. Coenson-Roth and Gene Starn THERE WERE walkers ... hundreds of them. ... and runners, young and older. AND THEY had to be properly identified. Batchelor, McCollum Participate in Israel Celebration Two canidates for the 5th demonstrate to the American Congressional district seat in people the importance of the U.S. House of Represent- Israel in the Middle East today, atives were on hand for the and more than anything else, dual events this past Sunday. the freedom and the freedom- Bill McCollum, one of a trio loving people that the Israelis of canidates who will be vying and Americans both are." for the Republican nomination At the Expo. Florida for the seat now held by Representative Dick Batch- Richard Kelly, walked the elor, one of another trio entire II miles in the seeking the Democratic Walkathon, alongside Atty. nomination for the congress- Mel Pearlman. ional seat, read a resolution he Asked why he took part in co-sponsored in the Florida the event, McCollum House just this week, answered, "Because things acknowledging Israel's 32nd like the Walkathon are birthday anniversary. extremely important to The resolution noted that THAT'S BILL McCollum (leSt), a Republican canidate for the U.S. congressional nomination, walking beside Atty. Mel Pearlman who gives a pat of encouragement to a youthful Walkathoner. REPR. DICK BATCHELOR, a Democratic canidate for Congress, reads a proclamation passed by the F/orida House of open Israel Expo. both the U.S. and Israel were "born in the fire of revolution, still struggle constantly for man's basic freedoms of speech, petition, religion and representation ... have a common heritage as a refuge for fugitives from distress ... continue to demonstrate that democracies can exist in the midst of turmoil and dictator- ship ... have resisted the call to the oil blackmail and are seeking to establish a lasting peace ... and often stand alone in the community of nations." .,d