On December 15, a group of gracious volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Grapevine spent their Saturday morning delivering 106 bicycles to the MCH campuses. Each Christmas for the past 30 years, FUMC Grapevine has rallied its members and donated bicycles to the children and youth of MCH.
“Bike Day pretty much starts our Christmas season,” said Chuck Russell, campus administrator. ”When it’s Bike Day, we know Christmas is just around the corner.”
This year, the volunteers from FUMC Grapevine stopped off at the Waxahachie campus to personally deliver 28 bicycles. The rest of the bicycles were then delivered to the Waco campus to be distributed to the Boys Ranch, Waco campus and outreach offices. FUMC Grapevine also donated 72 helmets for our youth.
These bicycles will be enjoyed by our youth all year long. Each home unit will have their own bikes to go on group outings. Cameron Park is a popular Waco campus destination while the Boys Ranch has developed their own trails along the creek and up the hill. A few extra bicycles are given to the recreation department to be used for bike rides during the year and a club that meets during the summer.
“We are extremely thankful for the bike donation each year from FUMC Grapevine,” Russell said.