Temple Trike-a-Thon surpasses $12,000

Temple Baptist’s PreK 3 class lines up for the church’s recent St. Jude Trike-a-Thon (top photo). Event participants included (bottom, from left) Gabby and Griffin Hall, Maverick Brister, Kayliegh Farris and St. Jude patient Breck Owens.

Temple Baptist Church’s WEEkday St. Jude Trike-a-Thon raised $12,439 this year, up $7,864 from the 2021 event and more than twice the $6,000 goal. 

It’s the second year in a row that the trike-a-thon has brought in double the money – or more – than the preceding year.  

“I am so thankful for the generosity of the Temple WEEkday children’s families and friends involved in helping raise money to help those children at St. Jude that are fighting childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases,” WEEkday director Gina Holstead said.

The WEEkday program is a part of the preschool ministry of Temple Baptist. Two groups were involved at separate times – PreK 3 and also PreK 4 and K Connect classes.  

Seventy children participated in the fifth annual trike-a-thon. Co-sponsoring the event was the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha service group.  

Nancy Darland, philanthropic chair for Zeta Rho-ESA, said, “The substantial increase in our total this year shows how much our community values the services that St. Jude provides and also how much they care for the precious children that St. Jude treats.” 

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