Wayne Highlands Bike Hike 2011
Arc Bike-Hike ’11 Huge Success
Bike-Hike’11 was held on April 30, 2011, at three sites: The Honesdale Track Complex in Honesdale, the Tyler Hill Camp in Damascus and down the Toe Path starting at the Lackawaxen Fire Hall in Wallenpaupack. The events were very successful with over $9,500.00 being pledged in Honesdale, $6400.00 in Damascus and $15, 500.00 in Wallenpaupack. As has been traditional, the Wallenpaupack Education Association and the Wayne Highlands Education Association each contributed $200.00, the cost of the bicycle.
Winners in the Damascus area were Jacob Adams, Robert Rotundo, Analyse Holbert, Philip Gambit, Carissa Wood, Brea Rutledge, William Reiger, Jared Smith and Austin Williams and Victoria Tyler.
Winners in the Wallenpaupack School District event included Olivia Scartelli, Shannon Vennie, Alexie Walutes, Tyler Mahone, Michael Polachek, Tanner Badoud, Mason Berger, Derrick Vosburg, Haley Gasparine, Zack Kiesendahl, Hannah Smith, Luke Dotey, Juliana Iona, Emily Mansfield, Victoria Ceralli and Sabrina Lamas. Winners in the Honesdale Event were first place Hannah Luben ($500.00), siblings Charlie and Samantha Pykus (372.50 and $352.50), Lily Fries ($347.00, Cody Smith $317.00 and Megan and Amber Mac Dougall, tied for $300.00 each. Also winning in the Honesdale event were Lora Protzman, Julia Higgins, Anthony Dell’Aquilla, Alexandra Morris, Jack Brooks, Brandon Hull and Dyllon Fillebrown.
The purpose of the Bike-Hike is to fund the Dyberry Day Camp. The Camp, which is sponsored by The Arc, Wayne County, functions during the month of July to provide leisure time activities for developmentally disabled school age individuals. This year the Camp is celebrating 40 years of existence. Students from the Wallenpaupack Area and Wayne Highlands School Districts have been participating as volunteers and learning how to reach out to others during this time. It is a tribute to the community that the event has remained so successful over the past 35 plus years!