Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Steve Hargis stands between the 100th and 101st riders Saturday stopping at the Hebbards- ville Volunteer Fire Department for refreshment and rest. Teri Ames and Linda Wulf of Newburg, IN were among the 339 participants in the Blue Grass Festival's Pickin' & Pedalin' Bike Tour. More than $4,500 were raised by the event thanks to the efforts of cyclists and the volunteers who were stationed at rest stops all along the 62 mile track.

Habitat for Humanity greatly appreciates the dedication of the following volunteers and organizations who helped make this year's event so successful: Steve & Debbie Hargis, Sally Hicks, Dave & Cathy Kast, Jennifer Mortis, Virginia Mortis, Megan Mortis, Rich Cocco, Bill Blackburn, Matt McClanahan, Gary Bell, Ken & Susie Middleton, Fred Lauver, John Gavin and family, John Berrong, Ryan & Sharon Head, Rev. Tim Hobbs, Ron Young and members of the Henderson General Baptist and Pleasant Valley Christian Churches. Thanks to the Hebbardsville Fire Department, Bluff City's Fairview General Baptist Church, Henderson General Baptist Church, Zion Baptist Church and the Pleasant Valley Christian Church for providing the rest stop facilities.

Habitat expresses its gratitude also to Sureway Food Stores for the donation of fresh bananas and oranges provided at the rest stops to the cyclists.

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