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Children Complete 378 Laps at Bike Ride



The 6th Annual Pedal Project sponsored by the Murphy-Harpst Auxiliary was held  Saturday, October 4.  The weather could not have been better for the campus bike ride!  Chuck Troutman and Doug Woods had the bikes in great repair, and Cycle Therapy helped secure donations of helmets--so every child who wanted to ride a bike had the opportunity.  Thirty-five children in residence rode or walked to complete a total of 378 laps!  It was such a pleasure to see the children set personal lap goals for themselves and then complete or surpass their goals as staff and volunteers cheered them on.  One young man who began the day with a goal of 10 laps won the highest lap count award with 31 laps!

The hard work was rewarded with a pizza lunch and celebration of the day’s successful efforts to raise funds for Murphy-Harpst.  The ride also provided an opportunity to discuss with the children that life, like the bike course, has some easy downhills and difficult uphills, but through it all, God promises that, “My grace is enough for you.  When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you. -  2 Corinthians 12:9

In addition to great fun, exercise, and fellowship for the children, the Pedal Project is having impact beyond the campus.  Inspired by the children’s efforts, others in the community are joining them in riding or walking “Miles of Hope” to raise funds for Murphy-Harpst.  o learn how you or your community/church group can host or participate in a “Miles of Hope” community event, please contact Mary Margaret Mauer.