- Bart Van de Mark is bicycling his way to the Sunshine District Spring
Convention [250 miles from his house]. He left his home early Monday
morning and arrived in Cocoa Monday evening.
He expects to be in New Smyrna Beach by Tuesday afternoon. Then he's
off to St. Augustine on Wednesday and hoping for Jacksonville by
Bart is cycling to raise money for Harmony Explosion Camp
scholarships. He's still taking pledges. Here's a repeat of his plan:
"I'm going to pedal my bicycle to Jacksonville from St. Lucie County
for the 2007 Spring Convention. Again. The trip expenses will come
out of my pocket. It's a four day trip of about 250 miles. And I
ain't gettin' younger. So this year, I thought I'd provide myself
some incentive by raising scholarship money for kids to attend
Harmony Explosion or for their parents to attend Sizzle. Sort of a
one man "bike-a-thong". Except I'll be wearing bike shorts. No
"I'm also doing it to generate local interest in the Society and what
we're about on the part of singing youth of all ages and their mentors.
"I'm asking that you back my trip at 10c / mile for a single share.
That comes to $25.00. If I can convince six people to participate,
that'd be one scholarship. Pretty good. But six or eight scholarships
would be better, huh? The scholarships would be available to any kid
in the state.
"If you are inclined to give the kids some help on this, please write
your checks to Sunshine District and note on that little line down
below that it's for Harmony Explosion Bike-a-Thong. Mail it off to:
Sunshine District Treasurer
3921 Applegate Circle
Brandon, FL 33511.
"In return, I will thank you warmly and personally autograph your
bike shorts. Cleaned and pressed, of course."
I'll let you know how he's doing.
Thanks, for contributing to this worthwhile effort.
Director, Marketing & P.R.
Barbershop Harmony Society
Sunshine District Association of Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony
Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Have you been to the Sunshine District MegaStore?
Yahoo ID: cbaker84
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