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Inaugural Community Day and 24th Bike Steeplechase Happening Sat., Oct. 14 

The countdown is on for our inaugural Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase happening rain or shine, on October 14, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It will be a wonderful celebration at Green Lane Park, Morrow Pavilion, 2150 Green Lane Road, Green Lane, PA. 

Riding Together to Serve More 

All ages are welcome to participate.  Spend time with neighbors, have fun with games, activities, music and food and support those who serve. Community Day is just $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Bike Steeplechase routes are 19, 35, 50 and 62 miles – register at lutherancharities.org/bike-event. Community Day is included in your $50 registration. While you bike, other family members can enjoy the day in the park!  

Schedule of Activities 

7:30-10 a.m.   Bike Steeplechase Registration 
8:00-10 a.m. Breakfast Available
10:00 a.m. Info tables for charities & sponsors
9:30 a.m. Check-in for morning hike/ family biking
9:30 –10 a.m. Make your own trail mix
9:45 a.m. Hula Hoop contest 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning fun bike & hike. All ages. Various lengths available. An adult must accompany children. All bikers must wear helmets.
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Crafts (autumn themed) All ages. Adult supervision required. 
10:30-11 a.m. Hot Chocolate, Fruit, decorate marshmallows
11 a.m. Sack Race 
11:30 a.m Silver Springs Chorus
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Lunch is available
12 – 1 p.m pie contest. Guests get samples from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Morrow Pavilion and voting begins at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given.        
12:00- 1:30 p.m: Dog-Friendly Foliage Hike- For all ages and abilities. All dogs must be on a leash and be properly vaccinated.
1:00 – 1:15 p.mHonoring Carol Hammarberg recognition of staff, sponsors and volunteers 
1:15-2 p.m: Small Pumpkin Decorating
1:30 p.m  Hot Wheels racing (bring a car) 
1:45-2 p.m The Hole-in-One Golf competition (with plastic clubs and balls)
2 p.m  Bike Raffle Drawing and closing  

Music is planned from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Tent 

*Bike Steeplechase Rest Stops:  Morningstar Fellowship, Bechtelsville, PA, Zionsville United Church of Christ, Old Zionsville, PA, St. John’s Lutheran, Spinnerstown, PA and St. Paul’s Red Hill, Pennsburg, PA.  

Lutheran Charities’ five partner social ministry organizations • Diakon Lutheran Social MinistriesKenCrestLiberty Lutheran Family of ServicesLutheran Settlement HouseSilver Springs – Martin Luther School, offer healing, listening, reassurance and resources to more than 100,000 people – or 1 in 50 persons in Southeastern PA annually.  According to Pastor Andreas Wagner, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, North Wales, “The social ministry organizations were so wise in joining together to raise funds for their work and to engage Lutherans.” 

Major event sponsors enhancing this year’s special event to-date include: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, PA, Christ Lutheran Church Niantic, Barto, PA and Thrivent.  

“Lutherans have a long tradition of caring for our communities and the world.  The Gospel encourages us to channel our love for God into service for our neighbors.  Lutheran Charities in Southeastern Pennsylvania allows us to do just that,” added Pastor Steve Keiser, Upper Darby. 

For more information on the inaugural Community Day and 24th Bike Steeplechase, contact Lutheran Charities Manager of Donor Relations and Ministry Partnerships, Barbara Stechert at 855-323-HOPE or barbara@lutherancharities.org.  For all things Community Day and 24th Bike Steeplechase, visit lutherancharities.org/bike-event. 

About Lutheran Charities 

Lutheran Charities was founded over 40 years ago. Today, Lutheran Charities is a network of five Lutheran social ministry organizations that empowers vulnerable children, adults, families and seniors to overcome life’s challenges and achieve their potential through quality educational, compassionate care and treatment services, regardless of religion, race, disability, age, gender or sexual orientation, all made possible through generous giving.