THE DAY @ SARDIS LAKE THIS YEAR WAS A GREAT EVENT, THERE WERE DREAM RIDERS THERE FROM ALL OVER MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS. WE ALL CAME TOGETHER TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT HAVE HELPED US OVER THE PAST AND TO SHOW CONTINUAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE HAVE HELPED THROUGH THE YEAR.
WE ALL ENJOYED THE HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, AND BBQ. I WAS SUCH A GREAT TIME OF FELLOWSHIP GETTING TO KNOW NEW DREAM RIDERS AND VISITING WITH OLD FRIENDS.
BUT THE TRUE BLESSING COMES FROM MEETING THE FAMILIES OF THE CHILDREN WE HAVE SUPPORTED, AND SEEING EXTREMELY SICK KIDS GETTING TO RUN AROUND AND PLAY AND FEEL NORMAL FOR A DAY.
NOT ONLY DO WE GIVE BUT WE RECEIVE ALSO “CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION”, THE PARK RANGERS, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND MED FLIGHT WERE ALL THERE TO SHOW SUPPORT TO US AND LET US KNOW FRIENDS IN ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD!
Join us in the Annual Bridgette Raines Memorial Scholarship Ride
The first Sunday in June is a special day for all Dream Riders, it is set aside to honor Bridgette Raines. Bridgette was a very special young lady to the men and women who started Dream Riders. She was in an accident that involved a drunken driver, she became a quadriplegic because of this accident. She is why Dream Riders was founded. No one is ever prepared for a life changing accident, including the Raines family, that’s when Dream Riders stepped up and formed this organization to help this family and others like it.
Bridgette passed away in September of 2003, Dream riders prepare this annual event to provide a scholarship for a deserving child. This event not only is a time of fellowship for all Dream Riders but a reminder of why we do what we do, and to always have a helping hand ready.
Come out and join us for food and fellowship and also the bike ride!!
Our benefit for Katelin Grace was a huge success. It is truly one awesome feeling to know that just a few hours out of your day that is given freely can truly make a life long change in someone else’s life.
Our day was hectic but all worth it. We started out serving TACO’S IN A BAG. If you have never had this, you must try it. Take a small bag of Doritoes chips, cut the side of the bag (crush the chips first), add taco meat and cheese insert fork and you are done. Quick – one handed – fast – and GOOD!
The Church provided popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and a jumper for the kids to play on.
After lunch several bikes showed up to participate in the ride – the seemed to enjoy the 80 mile ride.. And when they came back they were ready for their plate of spaghetti. Spaghetti that we patiently stood over and stirred noodles for being careful not to let any scorch.
After everyone enjoyed all the spaghetti they could handle, we had our auction. It was truly overwhelming at how people give out of the goodness of their hearts to complete strangers. The biggest blessing was that Katelin Grace stayed through the whole event. She may be just sick kid to some people but to Chapter H, she is one strong, determined, and beautiful young lady!
So, at the end of the day, we are here as the same o’le Dream Rider Chapter H, just a group of friend from all walks of life that just want to lend a helping hand and a hand up.
Saturday, May 6th will be all about Katelin Grace and All Bout The Kids!
Grace Fellowship Church in Derma, MS same parking lot as
The day will start off as a fun day for kids..there will be jumpers ..games.. popcorn..cotton candy.. you name it and it will be there for the kids..
At lunch there will be a motorcycle ride, registration starts @ 1pm – ksu @ 2pm – meal is included.
From 4 -5 we will be serving a meal of spaghetti, slaw, bread, drink and desert.
or a taco in a bad (your choice). Both will be awesome..
Katie Grace just turned 8 ys old .. she has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is living Monday through Fridays at St. Jude. At this time she is still able to come home on weekends, but that may not last long..she is such a sweet lil girl that comes from a good home and sometimes she is scared..so let’s makes this be a day she will never forget!
There will also be an action held that day.. there will be stuff from all around to be auctioned off to help this families financial needs and make Katie comfortable..
Come out to the Aberdeen Marina, March 4th, pick a partner and get to fishing…
Chapter C will be hosting this tournament to help raise money for special needs children, we provide monetary assistance for medical needs, supply medical assistive devices, and help the less fortunate children in our area.