The 22 Hump will be held this year on Saturday May 28th, Memorial Day weekend. This year’s hump will be dedicated to Alan Rooney, one of our local veterans and a victim of the 22.
Registration begins at 0800 in the alleyway of the public parking lot, behind the courthouse, with step off at 0900. The purpose of the 22 mile hump is to raise awareness of the statistic that 22 veterans take their lives every day. We are asking the community to come out and show their support for this annual hump. You can chose to walk any distance or just cheer on our participants throughout the 22 miles. This is not a race and we only go as fast as our slowest walker. We will be providing rides to those who tire as well as water and snacks throughout the day. If you choose to participate in the hump, you will be provided with a tee shirt as well as a barbecue dinner at the completion of the hump. Anyone wishing to volunteer, please contact WVO at (828) 557-6881. The event will be held rain or shine.