Swan Valley kid raise
$1,748 for St. Jude's

July 3, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana

by Ellie Greenough


Swan Valley bike riders can be very proud of the results of their efforts in the latest bike-a-thon to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Through their cooperative efforts, more than $1,748 was raised to help find cures for catastrophic childhood diseases.

Prizes for the event were awarded during assembly on the last day of school at Swan Valley Elementary. Several of the top pledge earners rode 30, 40 or 50 miles and would probably still be riding had the ride committee not set a cutoff time!

Six riders were awarded special prizes offered as incentives by the ride committee. Fifth place riders Nathan and Caitlin Stone and fourth place rider Jacob Smith each received a disposable camera in additon to the shirts and sports bags provided by St. Jude's. Third place rider Ashley Holmes and second place riders Jesse Nash and Hunter Wall each received a 35 mm camera in addition to the other prizes. Chance Hulett garnered the grand prize of the dual cassette jambox given by St. Jude's. All participants were able to receive at least a T-shirt for their diligence while devouring mountains of cookies donated by area cooks (thank you ladies, each and every one of you) and gallons of hot chocolate, lemonade and water.

Thank you for your efforts riders, and thank you ride assistants Danni, Debbie, and Dan. Hope to see you all next time.

Cascade Parcell

Catalina Parcell

Rincon Parcell


Derek Bergstrom

Summit Parcell

Hunter Wall



Ashley Holmes

Chance Hulett


Jacob Casebolt



Jacob Smith


Caitlin Stone


Nathan Stone


Jesse Nash