The ninth CT Walks for Haiti walk-a-thon and Haitian Festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 21. The annual walk through West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square annually attracts hundreds of supporters. The festival and 2.5-mile walk kick off at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Parish center in West Hartford. There will be crafts, music, children's activities and Haitian food. The silent auction will features gift cards from local businesses, hand-crafted items, event tickets and more. Meteorologist Joey Furey will return as the event emcee. The event takes place rain or shine. The walk starts at noon. CT Walks For Haiti, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization. Proceeds from the event go directly as grants to the following charities that have compelling needs: Camp Hispaniola, Haitian Health Foundation, Haitian Humanitarian Network, Medical Aid to Haiti, Operation Unisson, Outreach to Haiti. They provide medical, nutritional, and educational services to vulnerable populations. Information is available at www.ctwalksforhaiti.org or from Nancy Pelletier at 860.803.6270.