A group of 20 Christian bikers and four passenger riders gathered June 9 to make the Marble Run event a fundraising success.
Every year, participants who register and pay the entry fee in this Marble Run have a two-fold purpose for hosting such an event: to have a fun time riding their bikes on the predetermined route from Sasakwa to Wewoka to Dustin to Calvin, Allen, Byng then back to Sasakwa, a round trip of 122 mile.
At six locations along the way, bikers were to draw a colored marble which would have point value for getting a reward of money for the most points. The second reason for the event is to raise money to purchase approximately 4,200 pins to give to summer campers attending Falls Creek camp grounds in Davis. The colors of the marbles obtained at each location enroute include — red, 100 points; white, 55 points; green, 22; blue, 31 points; yellow, 75 points; black, zero points. It is possible to collect enough points for a winning total of 600 points.
The Marble Run this year produced four winners. Cynthia Duncan from Prague earned 480 points. Henry Bartlett, second place winner from Sasakwa, earned 436 points. The biker with the least points was also a winner: Becky Lyle with 100+ points.
Gene Choate Sr., won the 50-50 draw for $52 but chose to donate the amount to the fund raising effort. The amount raised for the pins was $628.
For more information about Faith Riders FMinistry, contact Lorne Bartlett at 405-941-3139 or Gary Choate at 405- 941-3975.