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RAGBRAI & Hope UMC has “changed a child’s story!”

Two riders, suitably attired, help promote the childhood literacy project for which church members collected donations during RAGBRAI.


Neither rain nor shine (and we had both!) kept 10,000 bicyclists from riding from Storm Lake to Ft. Dodge on July 20th.  Many stopped at the Hope UMC stand along highway 7 where hospitality was offered and we heard many interesting stories.  THANK YOU to everyone who contributed cookies, water, coolers and/or cash donations, as well as, to the volunteers working that morning who braved both rain and heat.  You are all a part of the childhood literacy project to make it possible to “change a child’s story!”  Again, thanks!

Following are some photos from our RAGBRAI stand on July 20th where local church members served cookies and drinks and offered shelter from the rain and later, the heat.


Donna Hudson of Hope United Methodist Church serves as a human kickstand for RAGBRAI riders on a tandem bike.


Just one of many RAGBRAI visitors who relaxed with Judy Boysen (left) and Audry Simonson (right).


Dixie Gottsch (right) visits with RAGBRAI riders who are taking a short break at our booth.

** Check under the PHOTO tab for more photos as they come in!  🙂


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