Houlton Region

25th Annual GHCA Bike-a-thon to be held Saturday, May 21

HOULTON, Maine – Greater Houlton Christian Academy (GHCA) will hold its 25th annual Bike-a-thon on Saturday, May 21.

“Each year the bike-a-thon raises approximately $20,000,” explains Sarah Porter, Bike-a-thon co-chairman. 

“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,” explains Erin Watson, Bike-a-thon co-chairman.

The Bike-a-thon will including the popular 2, 10 and 20 mile bike routes, 5 mile walk/run and obstacle course for Little Eagles and Pre-K students. The GHCA Food Booth which will be open on school grounds from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Community members are invited to stop by and grab their lunch.

“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. “We can provide a pledge payment form to fill out and mail with their check,” said Porter. 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, the school asks 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 38 years. 

To learn more about GHCA, visit them at www.ghca.com, visit their Facebook page or contact the office at 207-532-0736.

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