The ninth annual Tour de Grace from Stratton Mountain to Grace Cottage Hospital was a fabulous event (held in picture-perfect weather) that raised over $5,000, after expenses, for patient care at Grace Cottage Hospital. One hundred and five bicyclists of all ages (ranging from 4 years old to 76 years young!) participated in the 17.7-mile ride on Saturday, July 14, and a great time was had by all. Special thanks go to the many volunteers who helped to keep everything organized and fun, especially Cassie Bratton , Oscar Smith, and Sarah Perkins, who helped to lug bikes up the 84 steps at the Townshend Dam!
Sponsors who make Tour de Grace possible include Solstice at Stratton (event sponsor), as well as D&K’s Jamaica Grocery, Equipe Sport, Howard Printing, Stratton Village Square Shops, Stratton Mountain Resort, and Three Mountain Inn. Cota & Cota provided bottled water, and the watermelon and cinnamon twists supplied by Three Mountain Inn in Jamaica were a favorite. Kathryn Holzman, of West Wardsboro, was delighted to win the drawing for the silver Stratton Bear key fob donated by Von Bargen’s Jewelry of Stratton.
For the first time ever, a raffle was held for a new 24-speed Trek hybrid bicycle donated by Tony and Mimi Cooke, of North Scituate, RI, and Norm’s Ski and Bike Shop in Keene, NH; the winner was Patricia Morrill of Guilford.
Save Saturday, July 11, 2015, for the 10th annual Tour de Grace in support of Grace Cottage Hospital.
Executive director, Grace Cottage Foundation