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Baptists cook up big benefits from BBQ and bikes

North Carolina Baptists created incredible experiences for Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) boys and girls while raising significant funding to help meet their daily needs.

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina organized its fourth statewide Ride

to Clyde from May 8 to 11. Bikers spent time with children at multiple BCH locations as they traveled from the east coast to Broyhill Home in Clyde. There, the end of the ride intersected with the 11th annual Broyhill Home Barbecue Festival on May 11. The community event is organized by Ninevah Baptist Church in Waynesville.

Ride to Clyde raised $77,674.88 and the Barbecue festival brought in $20,937.47. Together, the two North Carolina Baptist efforts raised nearly $100,000.

“These servants are the hands and feet of Jesus to these children,” said BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell. “To God be the glory.”

UPDATE: Blue Ridge Biker Church in Asheville was originally credited with giving $552.50 to Ride to Clyde. Their actual total is $2,877.50. Adding their updated amount, plus additional donations that were received after the conclusion of the ride, the total amount raised for Ride to Clyde 2019 is $80,859.88. Between the bikers’ efforts and funds raised from the Barbecue Festival, nearly $101.500.00 was raised from both events.

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