Piedmont Crossing Resident Gets Ride of a Lifetime

September 9, 2016

While some great-grandmothers bake and knit for fun, this Thomasville grandmother wanted to ride a motorcycle.

Reverend Sarah Snell, a resident at Piedmont Crossing, recently mentioned to a staff member at the retirement community that she wanted to ride a motorcycle. The employee submitted the idea to the organization’s Grant a Dream® program which strives to give its residents and participants unforgettable experiences.

On Tuesday, Snell donned a black leather vest that read “biker chick”, protective sunglasses, a bandana, and a helmet. Reverend Darrell Sluder, motorcycle owner and Pastor at Mt. Tabor UCC in Lexington, assisted Snell on his Victory touring bike. The two rode for more than 45 minutes before returning back to the campus of Piedmont Crossing where they were greeted with cheers and applause.

Once off the bike Snell shared, “The ride felt amazing. I haven’t felt this free in years.” Many of Snell’s neighbors shared that she is an inspiration since she doesn’t let age stop her from doing anything she puts her mind and heart to.

Snell has always put serving the Lord at the forefront of everything she does. She spent 28 years doing international mission work in South Korea, Indonesia, and Guam. Snell retired and moved to Piedmont Crossing in 2011 after serving as Chaplain at the retirement community for a number of years.

Rev. Snell and Rev. Sluder are already planning their next motorcycle ride to get a milkshake.