Children on bikes enjoy Tour de Goat

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

By Karen Hall


Skies cleared Friday afternoon in time for the first ever Tour de Goat to take place as planned. It was a pageant-style bike parade for children from Lewisburg City Hall down the Greenway to the bridge over Rock Creek, sponsored by Mayor Jim Bingham (himself an enthusiastic bike rider) and the First Assembly of God. There were Mayor's Awards for the best decorated bike, stroller, and participant in each age group. Judging was based on creativity, originality, time and effort, and overall reflection of the Goats Music and More theme.

Stationed along the course were the judges: three of the county's pageant winners. They were Miss Cornersville Scarlet King, Miss Marshall County Hannah Haynes, and Miss Lewisburg Courtney Neill.

First Assembly of God set up a tent half way down the course to provide water and juice.

Interim Director of Parks and Recreation Cary Whitesell and her staff organized the event, and members of the Sub-Deb sorority, as well as Hollyn Brown and Lane Whitesell also volunteered.

Winners of Mayor's Awards were Ellie Burns, Harrison Warf, Leah Warf, and Copper and Pressley Sims.

Also participating were Luke Bingham, Emmy Bingham, Rachel Evans, and Josh Diaz.

Bingham hopes for more participants next year.