Sun City Cycling Club thanks historic church

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from Libby Fraas/Special to Carolina Gateway
About 15 miles or so through their morning ride, cyclists from Sun City Carolina Lakes and the Indian Land area take a few moments to rest and refresh themselves on the steps of the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, a historic landmark about six miles northwest of Lancaster on Old Hickory Road.
The pre-Revolutionary War church site and nearby cemetery provide a place to refresh body and soul before the return trip along Van Wyck Road, through Sun City and to their starting point in the parking lot behind Wendy’s in Carolina Commons shopping center.
Reputedly the resting place of Andrew Jackson’s father and the site of Old Hickory’s baptism, the church and its grounds continue to serve the growing community of Lancaster County.
The group of six to 12 riders who participate in the triweekly ride decided to do more than just breathe a sigh of relief and thank the Lord for their shady respite.
Chuck Randall of Sun City Cycling Club inspired his fellow cyclists to take up a collection as a thank you.
On Aug. 29, Randall and his wife Sarah attended a service and presented the pastor with a check for $300 from the cyclists.
Pastor Paul E. Smith thanked the group for the donation to help with ongoing maintenance of the church building and grounds.