WAYNE COUNTY - The Arc, Wayne County, will host its annual Bike-Hikes during April 2013. The first event will occur from the Wallenpaupack Middle School in Wallenpaupack on April 20. The Wallenpaupack event will “rock” around the school complex while enjoying the sounds of Black Ops Sound and Lighting music.?On April 27, events will take place from the Wayne Highlands Track Complex in Honesdale and from the Tyler Hill Camp in Damascus. Honesdale’s fund raiser will circle the Track Complex and Lakeside Drive around Lake Cajaw and the Owego Turnpike in front of Tick Tocks and Damascus will do likewise within the Tyler Hill Camp complex. While April 27, is the rain date for Wallenpaupack, the Honesdale and Damascus events will occur “rain or shine.” Pictures from previous events may be viewed online at www.arcwaynecounty.org?Participants can walk 10 miles or ride 20 miles as part of the event. All excursions will open registration at 8:30 a.m. And leave each starting point at 9:00 a.m. Pledge sheets of minors must be signed by a parent/guardian and all participants must wear a helmet if riding a bike. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Community participants are welcome at any event. Local EMS and security personnel provide assistance and safety during the event.?Kathy Highhouse and Ginny Motsko, Wayne Highlands School District educators, are the county chairwomen responsible for coordinating the event. Mike Brennan, Wallenpaupack Area faculty, coordinates the Wallenpaupack event while at Damascus School Becca Maciejewski and Betty Baerenklau will organize the event.?Teachers from all districts assist in the promotion and execution of the event in each of the various buildings. Students learn about the meaning of living with various disabilities, safety measures to prevent acquiring handicaps and the good feeling that community involvement and volunteerism brings.?All money raised from the Arc Bike Hike remains in the local area to serve disabled/challenged children and adults. A large portion funds the Dyberry Day Camp.?The Dyberry Camp served 55 physically challenged or learning disabled children for a month of leisure time activity in 2012. The camp runs for 20 days during July and will be celebrating 42 years of existence this summer.?Students wishing to participate can obtain a registration from any school. Adults can obtain forms by calling (570) 251-4260. Pledges for the event should be solicited before registering. Bring the registration/ sponsor form to the nearest location and trade it for a checkpoint card to be used along the route. At the end of the event, hand in the checkpoint card which will be used for drawing prizes.?Pledge money will be collected the day of the event or turned in to a Bike Hike representative in each building no later than one week following the event. Based on the money collected, each person is eligible to win prizes.?Prizes for the Honesdale and Wallepaupack area are:?• I Pod?Kindle Fire?Nintendo DSi?Satellite Electric Scooter?I Pod Shuffle?Pink Girl’s Rex Bicycle?Music and Video $35.0 Gift Certificate?$25.00 itunes Gift Card?$25.00 Kmart Gift Card?$25.00 Walmart Gift Card?Football signed by Varsity Players?Basketball signed by Boy’s Varsity Players?Basketball signed by Girl’s Varsity Players?Soccer ball signed by Varsity Players?Bat signed by Varsity Baseball Players

Prizes for Damascus are as follows, choice of:?• I Pod?Kindle Fire?Satellite Electric Scooter?I Pod Shuffle?Pink Girl’s Rex Bicycle?Music and Video $35.00 Gift Certificate?$25.00 itunes Gift Card?$25.00 Kmart Gift Card?$25.00 Walmart Gift Card?Basketball signed by 7th and 8th Grade Players?Plus, each person turning in $50.00 or more will receive a white colored tee shirt with bright green lettering. Hot dogs and orange drink will be served after the event. Drawing prizes will be given to everyone.?All proceeds will stay in Wayne County.