The Nanton Parkland United Church recently hosted a group of cyclists raising funds for Habitat for Humanity.
The cyclists started out the morning of Monday, July 14 on this leg of their journey at the peak of Highway 40 and rode to Nanton, arriving in town around 3 pm There were 34 cyclists and six support staff, and they taking part in the non -profit’s Cycle of Hope fundraiser.
They had contacted the United Church three weeks beforehand and asked if the local church would be willing to supply supper.
Minister Susan Wilkinson Matticks and Dorothy Kent, church administrator, coordinated and set up the meal for them. With their husbands they approached both Freshmart Nanton for buns and the Nanton Tim Hortons for chili as well as donuts, and they bought large amounts of ingredients for coleslaw and a few condiments for the meal.
Several congregation members supplied watermelon, ice cream and cookies, and some congregation members helped with the dishes and clean up.
They presented the church with a thank-you plaque and went on their way to JT Foster High School, where they were bedded down for the night in the gym. They left early the next morning for Pincher Creek.