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Eldridge Free Will Baptist Children’s Home

Eldridge Free Will Baptist Children’s Home
 
Eldridge Children’s Home,in Eldridge Alabama, holds a very special place in the hearts to Dream Riders. We have been banning together for several years now to help raise money for a deserving organization.
 
At Christmas time each year the children are picked at random by volunteers who try their best to make Christmas more special than the last.
 
The ECH Benefit group organize the motorcycle toy run, bikers come from all around to participate.
 
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Eldridge Toy Run
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3rd Grade GT Class fundraiser for Chapter H

3rd Grade GT Class Fundraiser

Dream Riders Chapter H was contacted by the teacher of the 3rd Grade GT Class and explained that she was wanting her class to do a fundraiser and she wanted it to be for a local organization that had ties to our community.

She wanted to know what was our stipulations, we told her we had none that we were just completely honored that they thought of us and wanted to help raise money for us.

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First, we had to go to the school for an interview with the class. They ask some very interesting questions about what we do, how we do it, how is it paid for,  why we do what we do, and many other questions. It was awesome to see their minds working and thinking about the fact that we do for others for no pay.

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On the day of the fundraiser the class went to the gym and had tables set up for “The Store” with goodies, toys, pencils, erasers, small toys , just all kinda stuff that only cost a quarter to fifty cents. 

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The GT class done a presentation to each class in the school about Dream Riders. They had their cue card wrote out and they would take turns speaking or holding the cue card when a different class came in. After the presentation the class got to go through “The Store” .

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The ones in Chapter H that got to attend the day of “The Store” and presentations were very blessed we got to talk to a lot of kids that didn’t know anything about us and teachers that didn’t know about us and tell them what we do and if they know of anyone in need that they can let us know.

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It was such a true heart warming blessing to spend that time with those kids. We plan on having a special day for them this spring before they get out of school, to show them our appreciation for all they did.

It’s always an awesome day to be a DREAM RIDER!!

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter H

Nov. 2016

Chapter H Stew Cooking Fundraiser

Chapter H Stew Cooking Fundraiser

In November we had our 3rd annual Stew Cooking Fundraiser. We cooked about 18 gallons of stew before hand. From the Sheriff of Chickasaw Co to good folks we didn’t even know, we had a great crowd come out and support us on this day.

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We sold out of stew within 2 hours, and still had people in line wanting some.

The support we get from our community is outstanding. It is a true honor knowing that we have people that believe in our mission and they don’t just look at us as just a bunch of bikers.

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At the end of the day it all comes full circle. The love of being a Dream Rider, the love of our community, the love of kids, and the love of our friends and family makes every day a great day to be a DREAM RIDER!!!

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter H

Nov. 2016

Chapter A & H helping Ronald McDonald house

Chapter A & H helping Ronald McDonald house

In November, Chapter A done their annual Ronald McDonald house supply run. They invited Chapter H to assist and be part of the action.

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Chapter A & H shopping for supplies.

Once we finished shopping we carried the supplies straight to the Ronald McDonald house where they would be used and shared among the residents.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi

It was explained to us that each family has 30 days @ the home and once the 30 days are up they have to leave to make room for the next family. They can also be put back on rotation as often as need be.

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Lil Max – the cutest Dream Rider Ever

We were able to take a tour of the facilities. Each room was set up like a motel room, there was a community wash room, with detergent and all other needs provided. Also, each family had their on kitchen area with a stove, refrigerator, cabinets and sink. Then their is a community refrigerator that would store goodies from local churches and community groups.

There was also a dinning room and living rooms for the families to use. There are no TV’s in the individual rooms so that the families are encouraged to spend time together.

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The Whole Group

It was a true eye opener to think about these families that need this support and how important Ronald McDonald is to families. It hit home thinking about how much we take for granite, when we have healthy kids.

We all look forward to next supply run, knowing we are lending a helping hand to those in need.

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter A & H

November 2016

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Chapter H – Boo Bash Houston, MS

Chapter H – Boo Bash

Chapter H had the privilege to see all the little kids take their walk around the square in Houston, MS in all their cute and scary costumes.

It was a huge turn out this year and we look forward to next year.

We already have a photo booth in the plans for next year, with a contest for the kids attached.

It’s always a great day to be a Dream Rider when you get to hand out candy and laugh with the kids..

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter H, Houston, MS

Oct. 2016

Chapter C – Trunk or Treat

Chapter C – Trunk or Treat

 

2016 Trunk or Treat at Frisco Park! Huge crowd!! Wonderful seeing all the sweet kids in their cute costumes having a great time!! It’s All About the Kids!! And Trent Harmon even sang for us !! 🙂
Thanks to Main St association for a great event and allowing us to participate!!

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter C

Oct. 2016

Chapter H & The Freak Show

Chapter H & The Freak Show

 

Chapter H was approached by a member about helping out with a Haunted House. They needed help in the parking lot with all the traffic in and out and parking cars.

This opportunity turned into a great partnership!

Not only did Chapter H help park cars, we brought so many helping hands to the events that we actually helped in the haunted house. We had so much fun scaring people, it was constant laughs.

The haunted house is located in Saboogla bottom in Calhoun Co in North Mississippi and is put on by a group called “The Freak Show”.  They started this haunted house as a fund raiser to help a family in need. This concept goes hand in hand with what we as Dream Riders do. Dream Riders helps with sick children from ages 0-18 and The Freak Show will help families that have needs outside the realm of sick kids.

We have formed a partnership with this group of awesome people and will continue from here on out in the month of October every Friday night to be there to help with parking, help with scaring, help with what ever they need us to do.

If you see our flyers out in October 2017, come out and see what it is all about. And if there is ever a need that we can pass on to The Freak Show, we will be glad to lend a helping hand in that department also!

Thank you for all you do!

Chapter H, Houston MS

Oct, 2016

Special Needs Day, Houston Agri Center, Ch. H

Dream Riders was once again invited to help and participate in the 2016 Special Needs Day.

October 21st was the Fall Fun Day for the Special Needs Children of Chickasaw Co. For years now Mrs. Jo Cross has headed this event up to provide a fun atmosphere for those that are limited in what and how they do. It has been an honor to assist in the event, it doesn’t take long for these children to steal your heart.  Some remember us from year to year and some are just so excited to be there and play games and win prizes that is all they can think of.

To all those that have allowed us to get to know your children – we Thank You.

And to those that put on these events that we get the privilege to participate in – we Thank You

And to those Children that steal our hearts – we Thank You!

Dream Rider Ch H

Secretary

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“Ride of Honor” Chapter B

Come join Chapter B on our “Ride of Honor”  remembering  Savannah Floyd

October 22nd 2016, we will be meeting at Napa Auto Parts in Baldwin, MS in a “Ride of Honor” remembering Savannah Floyd.

Registration is @ 9:30

Kick-stands up @ 10:30

A portion of the proceeds will be going to Le Bonheur children’s hospital!

RIDE OF HONOR
RIDE OF HONOR

 

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UPDATE

Our ride was a success! We not only paid honor and respect to the sweet lil child that lost her life way to soon, but we made a generous donation to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  

We had a great turnout of friends, family and bikes.

Thank you to all who showed up and showed out… 

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Day @ the Lake was a Blast

The Day @ The Lake was a Blast

July 23, 2016, was a WET day! If the rain didn’t get you then someone with a water gun did,lol.

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Dream Rider Train!!!!!!!!!!!
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Kids & Water… perfect combination!!!!!!

I’m not sure if anyone got an actual head count on the kids, but I would venture to say at least 60 or more. Boys and girls were there from all over the state.

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Waiting in Line!!!!!!!!!!!
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Beautiful Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

We would like to thank everyone that made this day possible. Family Bounce, Sardis Lake Fire Dept., Hardee’s , Pope Country Cafe, Mississippi Fish and Wild Life, Air Evac, Batesville Police Dept Dare officers, Panola County Sheriff Dept Dare officers, BSA Troop 478, and CMA.

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Batesville Police Department
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DARE program
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Boys and Girls Club
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Local Fire Department

Every Chapter was represented, and pitched in to help provide a hot meal for everyone. Afterwards we enjoyed some watermelon and deserts.

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Hanging out!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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She really didn’t want to get wet..lol
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Waiting on a hot dog…

So many individuals pulled together to make this year another success for the record books. So many times we are all pulled in our separate ways, but this one day it is the biggest family reunion imaginable.

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Everybody loves a bouncy house!!!!!!!

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Some times it’s tough…

Some times it’s tough being a Dream Rider.  This week we had the honor of standing guard as family left the Funeral Home heading to the Cemetery.  Lil Oliver never saw the light of day, his mother was only 8 months pregnant when she began hurting and knew something was wrong.  When she got to the hospital it was to late.  The doctors had to deliver the bad news that her precious angel was no longer living.

After hours of agonizing labor, the terrified mother delivered a beautiful 4 lb  baby boy.  On the outside he was tiny but perfect.  There will be many sleepless nights for this mother wondering “why”.   But all of God’s glory and time he will have answers for her that no one but her can understand.

The very next day we were asked to escort the funeral procession of a 9 year old angel from the church where they had her farewell goodbys, to the cemetery where her lil body was laid to rest. 

9 year old Anna Carol had a surgery that took a good bit of intestine and bowel.  Scar tissue had wrapped severely around her intestine. the doctors had to leave her intestine out of her body to heal.  Her liver and kidneys were in the process of shutting down it was so severe.  Only a few hours after the surgery she passed away.  Her family, friends, class mates, cheer leader squad mates, teachers, preachers, and Dream Riders all shed tears of sorrow for the family’s loss.

But you can bet it was a true honor and privilege to stand with these families and comfort them in the best way we know how and that’s through love , support, and kindness.  We, Dream Riders wouldn’t want that any other way.

Sometimes it may be tough being a Dream Rider, but it sure is rewarding to the heart and soul.