Biking and Walking with Ride & Walk4 Art was a blast and helped bring arts into Calaveras Schools
On March 19, 2018, the Calaveras County Arts Council presented our Third Annual Ride & Walk4Art event at New Hogan Lake. 250 cyclists and walkers took part, helping us raise over $6,500 dollars for our Arts in Education program to support arts funding in Calaveras County public schools. It was great fun and we look forward to next year!
Our sponsors (from left): Mitch Rerutko, general manager, and Rick Williams, assistant manager of Mar-Val foodstore in Valley Springs, Stockton Bike Club, Cal-Waste Recovery Systems.
We were so happy that the day was sunny and warm! The morning was gorgeous, and our volunteers eager to help make this a fantastic event.
Oakdale Bike Shop with John Hernandez Jr. (third from left) ready to go riding in front of the art show tents.
Calaveras Amateur Radio Society provided excellent communications through the day. Ken Sanders, President
Cyclists wer lined up and ready to go!
We even had a tandem bike. (I could not help singing "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true..."
Oakdale Bike Shop rolls through Valley Springs.
A slightly flat bit of road....
...leads to the climb up Pardee Observation Point
There were some runners on the the walking trail!
Dereen Deschryver, chairperson of the art show, did a fabulous job of setting up tents and panels and displaying art. We sold 5 pieces at the show; you can see the whole show at the gallery in San Andreas through April.
The Tri Dams Lion Club got all smokey making delicious chicken in a barrel for lunch. Thanks!
From left: Patty Luna, Autumn Hesser, and Penny Yurman serving up lunch
Musicians entertained every one with Irish jigs and reels and a few American Old Time tunes. (From left: Tom Frederick, Art Friedman, Robert Kerwin).
Maxwell Louis from Stockton said he had a great ride. It was his first one, and he finished!
Opportunity drawing prize donated by Dereen Deschryver.
Volunteers Donna Guadagni and Libby Kirk relax at the end of the day.
Artwork by Kevin Brady (left) and Ruth Morrow (right) was up for an opportunity drawing. The competition was fierce for this donated artwork! Thanks to Kevin and Ruth for their generosity!
Floral arrangements were donated by the floral arts class at Calaveras High School taught by Kevin Hesser.
Lunch was a success, with plenty of food for everyone, good times, good tunes, good art, and good company.
Rob Williams conceived, planned, co-ordinated and chaired Ride& Walk4Art. We thank you Rob, and Cynthia Przybyla, our board president, for your tireless work, amazing organization, and for being a dream to collaborate with for this event.
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