Tricycling for a good cause

Lily Kinsella, 2, left, and Shawna Taluc, 3, were among the eager participants in St. Paulís trike- and bike-a-thon. Lily is the daughter of Patrick and Breeah Kinsella, and Shawna is the daughter of Star Shacklett and Dwayne Tulac. Enlarge photo

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Lily Kinsella, 2, left, and Shawna Taluc, 3, were among the eager participants in St. Paulís trike- and bike-a-thon. Lily is the daughter of Patrick and Breeah Kinsella, and Shawna is the daughter of Star Shacklett and Dwayne Tulac.

Preschoolers in Durango hit the blacktop Friday to raise money for St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital.

A dozen St. Paulís Lutheran Church preschoolers tricycled for 30 minutes during the schoolís trike- and bike-a-thon at the church, 2611 Junction St. The kids rode around a loop in the parking lot that included cones and steel drums.

The church holds an annual fundraiser, and this year the benefactor was Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Judeís, said Joyce Lundberg, director of the preschool.

ďThe children learn bike safety, and it also teaches the children about helping others,Ē Lundberg said.

Friends and family sponsored the children during their short marathon ride, with their pledges contributing to St. Judeís. Immediately following the ride, lunch and drinks were served to the hungry participants.

Preschoolers at St. Paulís Lutheran Church rode for 30 minutes Friday to raise money for St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital. Enlarge photo

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Preschoolers at St. Paulís Lutheran Church rode for 30 minutes Friday to raise money for St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital.