Today, after our regular meeting, many Rotarians stayed to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  The bicycle ride New England Tour de Cure comes through Bellows Falls, stopping at The Vermont Country Store for a rest and nutrition (and to shop)!  Tour de Cure is a 150 or a 550 mile bicycle ride for Diabetes Awareness.  There are riders from all over the country riding.  There are riders with some lovely British accents, etc.  Riders have a choice to do a two day versus a seven day ride to help raise awareness and make a difference in the fight to stop Diabetes.  There are riders who have family members or friends who are affected by the disease.  Then there are the Red Riders.  These are individuals who have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes helping to support everyone with diabetes and do not let the disease take control of their lives.  They are true heroes. 
These amazing riders request PB & J sandwiches for their stop in Bellows Falls/Rockingham.  Bellows Falls Rotary Club has answered that request for the past five years.  Rotarians offered delicious homemade blueberry jam, homemade peach jam and homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.  Panera Bread in Keene, NH donated ALL of the bread!  Thank you Panera!  
Rotarians Ginger Cook and Bonnie Clark along with Rotarian Hugh Haggarty's lovely wife Betty spent time with the riders and staff/volunteers of the Tour de Cure up at The Vermont Country Store.  
Thank you to all of our sandwich makers ~ Maria, Ginger, Bonnie, Missy, Eric, Theresa,  and Ryan.  Thank you Doreen for picking up the bread at Panera!  Thank you Rotarians for the donations of peanut butter and jelly.