Houlton Region

24th Annual GHCA Bike-a-thon returns May 22

HOULTON, Maine — Greater Houlton Christian Academy will hold its 24th annual Bike-a-thon on Saturday, May 22 after taking last year off due to COVID-19.

Each year the bike-a-thon raises approximately $20,000. Now in its second decade, this fundraiser continues to be a critical part of GHCA’s annual fund which helps keep tuition affordable for all families who wish to attend the school.

 The Bike-a-thon will resume its normal outdoor events including the popular 10- and 20-mile bike routes, 5-mile walk/run and obstacle course for Little Eagles and Pre-K students. For this year, the Spaghetti Supper will be replaced by the GHCA Food Booth which will be open on school grounds from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community members are invited to stop by and grab their lunch or dinner!

 “Our students are working hard to collect pledges,” said Matthew Smith, Head of School. “If you have been approached by a student and agreed to support them we thank you! We are grateful for the outpouring from the community that we continue to receive each year.”

 Donors have been provided the option to pay their pledges online by visiting the Bike-a-thon page at www.ghca.com; or they can mail their check to the school. The school can provide a pledge payment form to fill out and mail with the donor’s check. The form can be obtained by emailing office@ghca.com.

 To ensure everyone’s safety, GHCA is requesting all pet owners leash or house their pets between 7 a.m. – noon along the bike-a-thon routes. Additionally, we ask drivers to take extra caution as well. The courses will cover the following roads: White Settlement, Catalina, Hodgdon Mills, Walker Road, Porter Settlement, Bangor Road and County Road.

 As a local ministry GHCA’s mission is to provide an academically-solid education that is in harmony with Biblical values. Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/2022 school year. The school has provided a Christian education to students from Aroostook County, Maine, New Brunswick, Canada and overseas students for 37 years. To learn more about GHCA, visit them at www.ghca.com , “Like” them on Facebook, or contact the office at 532-0736.

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