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Ride Through History raises more than $8,000

September 11, 2005|By Marlo Barnhart

Despite rainy weather, the Ride Through History fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Ministries held Aug. 27 raised more than $8,000, said Dave Swacina, CEO and administrator of Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School Inc.

"The rainy day did keep some people away," Swacina said. "But we are still pleased with the outcome."

Swacina said 86 bicyclists participated in the ride, along with 54 motorcycles in the fifth annual event.

The money will be used to fund the children's home and school.

Swacina said the organization was looking for a fundraiser that would bring people to the campus. The concept for the historic tour factored in people's interest in motorcycles and bicycles, and the location of the Cedar Ridge Ministries campus.

Participants secured pledges and paid registration fees, depending on time of registration, mode of transportation and, for motorcyclists, whether they were riding solo or with a passenger.

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Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School Inc. includes four ministries - a home for 6- to 14-year-old boys who have been abused, abandoned or neglected; a special-education school for boys with emotional disturbances; an adventure ropes course; and WCRH-FM, a listener-supported Christian radio station.

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