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Chapter H and Cruz’in in Houston MS

Chapter H Bike Showand Cruz’in Antique Car Show

We were invited once again to host a bike show along side the Cruz’in Car Show.  For the second year it has been held at the court square in our quaint little town . We have a beautiful court house and enjoy having events there. 

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Trying out a new bike!

There is just something about being from a small town and knowing so many friendly folks. The Car show was started by a friend of ours Allen Moore a pharmacist from the area. His idea was to host the car show with a free registration, grill hotdogs give them out for free, what ever was done he wanted it to be a free event to the public so friends and family could have something to be proud of attending.

 

 

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Chapter H Bike Show

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Riders Chapter H was invited to participate with a Bike Show, and it has proven to be a success every year.  We try to get really cool trophies, something a biker would be proud to show off. There is a best in show and a kids choice. We try to make it interactive for the kids, so for a child to vote they have to actually hang a smiley face tag on the bike mirror.

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KIDS CHOICE winner in Chapter H Bike Sow
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Chapter H Bike Show winner – Best in Show

We usually have a pretty good day.. giving  away free popcorn, toys and usually a prize from a drawing.

 

Thank you to all who came out and participated, to help make this a success,

 

 

FUNDRAISER DONE FOR CHAPTER H

1 GUY FUNDRAISER

Dream Riders Biking For Children was honored when a friend of ours decided he wanted to do a fundraiser for us. Normally it is Chapter H doing all the work, but not this time.

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Robbie Pipkin and Rooster Gann Chap. H President

Robbie Pipkin is his name. He came to us and presented this event to us that he had done this as a fundraiser in the past and wanted to do it for Chapter H this time. His idea was simple, or so it seemed,  see Robbie is in a wheel chair, and he wanted to ride the Tangle Foot Trail from Houston Ms to New Albany MS and back – a total of 88 miles. Robbie was shot by a stranger when he was in his early 20’s, he has not let that slow him down or restrict him from accomplishing any goal he has.

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Robbie Pipkin talking to Chickasaw Journal Editor

The Tangle Foot Trail is an old rail-road bed that has been converted to a walking track. There were an obstacle or 2 to get passed before this event could be completed. Robbie’s plan was to do consecutive 88 miles but The Tangle Foot Trail has a curfew and no one can be on it after dark.  So he had to make different arrangements for the ride.

Tangle Foot Trail Ride
making his way to finish the 88 miles

So, what he decided to do was, he was driven to New Albany about 3 am, then he hit the trail, so he could arrive back in Houston about 4pm.  And then do the same thing again the next day, completing the full 88 miles.

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Robbie in New Albany

It was not all smooth sailing for Robbie, on one pit stop he meet a man an woman on bicycles, the lady had a seizure, and fell off her bike, Robbie tried helping get her bike out of the ditch and hurt his hand really bad. As you can imagine the 2nd day of ride was not easy.  Robbie never complained about his hand and did not tell anyone about it (he didn’t want anyone feeling bad for him).  He went on to complete the full 88 miles in record time.

Tangle Foot Trail Ride
3:00 AM @ New Albany

This just goes to show you that all it takes is determination to accomplish anything. No matter what adversities you face! 

Tangle Foot Trail Ride
Almost there just a lil bit more

Dream Riders Biking For Children Chapter H is honored to have Robbie Pipkin in their corner lending us a helping hand so we can help other.

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end on 2nd day – 88 miles finished

Community Service

Chapter H and Pre-School K-4

Dream Riders Biking For Children, Chap. H was invited to speak about community service. Vardaman, MS K-4 class have been learning about how important  community workers are to the public.

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K-4 class @ Vardaman Elementary School

We were able to share with the class that not every community  server is paid to do the things they do. We are all volunteers and the only compensation we ever consider accepting is all the smiles on the kids faces when we are out and about or at an event.

There is no doubt  about it, Children are our future.. So much potential and so much talent is sitting right here in our local schools, attending our local churches and other events. Never turn down an opportunity to simply ask a child “WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP”.

Also, a huge shout out to all of the teachers that spend their days with our kids and grand kids. Yes, they get paid to do their job but most go above and beyond what their duties call for.. and we “THANK YOU” for that.

And thank you for all you do… if not for you all this would not be possible.

Open Shoot and Competition with Chap. C

1st Annual Competition and Open Shoot!

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August 26th, Chapter C hosted their first annual Open Shoot and Competition at Ground Zero and Tactics.

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There were several competitors that should up and showed out, but the winners came down to Shannon Muse Long Range Rifle Competition Winner and Johnny Hancock Pistol Competition Winner!

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We would love to have you plan to attend next year as we hope to be bigger and better. We could not do what we do without the support of the community. Our events help us get to know others better and also allow to tell you personally THANK YOU for participating.

 

1st Annual Competition and Open Shoot!
Congratulations Shannon Muse Long Range Rifle Competition Winner and Johnny Hancock Pistol Competition Winner!

Thank you again for all you do!

Chapter H Fundraiser

Houston MS, that is where it is happening @ – this Saturday Oct. 7th @ Wal-Mart on Hwy 8 E

 

Dream Riders Biking For Children Chapter H will be set up in Houston Ms, this Saturday, FOR DONATIONS ONLY, we will be serving:

Hamburgers (with all the trimmings) Chips & Drink

Hot Dogs (with all the trimmings) Chips & Drink

BBQ sandwiches (with or without slaw) Chips & Drink

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Chapter H Fundraiser

Come by and see us and get a fresh cooked, hot meal. Rain or Shine we will be there.

There will be free entry to all kids for a 2 hour play @ TOPPER ZONE that ALL kids can registrar for.

Thank you for all you do .. if not for the support of the community we could not pull together and lend a helping hand to those in need!

 

Spending time with Kindergarten Classes

​Dream Riders Chapter H had a great time visiting with the kindergarten class in Houston MS . 

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Chap. H lending a helping to hand to the teachers @ Houston Elementary School.

Dream Riders Chapter H donated supplies to the awesome hard working teachers today so they can be better equipped to teach our future leaders of tomorrow  

 

………THANK YOU  from Dream Riders Chapter H to all teachers for the work u do …… ITS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS !!!!

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Chap. H lending a helping to hand to the teachers @ Houston Elementary School.
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Chap. H lending a helping to hand to the teachers @ Houston Elementary School.

Thank you for all you do. If it wasn’t for the support of the community we could not do the things we do … 

Day at The Lake, Sardis Lake

2017 DAY @ THE LAKE

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.

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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.

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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!

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THANK YOU TO ALL THE HELPED PROVIDE

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELPED PREPAIR

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELPED CLEAN UP

 

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!

 

 

 

Competition and Open Shoot

Shooting For A Better Tomorrow

Chapter C in Amory MS will be hosting this competition August 26th. 

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T-Shirt design for the Open Shoot Competition

Also t-shirts are for sale ..just contact this web page  through e-mail and we will make sure it gets to you. $20.00  – add $2.00 for the larger sixes 1x and above.

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Competition and Open Shoot Info.

   

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Bridgette Raines Ride

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 Raines Memorial Scholarship Ride

 

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!!

Thank you for all you do !!

 

A HUGE SUCCESS FOR KATELIN GRACE

UPDATE ON THE BENEFIT FOR KATELIN GRACE

 

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Presenting check to family from the benefit.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Thank you for all you do.

Big Day for Katelin Grace

Katelin Grace: a day dedicated to her

Saturday, May 6th will be all about Katelin Grace and All Bout The Kids! 

Grace Fellowship Church in Derma, MS same parking lot as

Factory Connection

Katelin Fun Day : fun activities for kids, lunch, auction, live music

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!

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A day @ St. Jude

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..

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for all you do!!!

Spaghetti Supper in Houston, MS with Chapter H

Spaghetti Supper Scholarship Fundraiser

 

Saturday April the 8th will be a busy day in Houston, MS not only is it Super Saturday, Chapter H will be holding a Spaghetti Meal as a fundraiser for Scholarships in the Chickasaw Co Schools.

For only $10.00 a plate you will get –

*spaghetti*slaw*roll*drink*& home-made dessert*

Scholarship Fundraiser
Spaghetti Meal Hosted by Chapter H, @ First United Methodist Church

We will be serving out of the Family Resource Center of First United Methodist Church @ 203 N Jackson St. Houston, MS.

We will be serving from 4pm – 7pm. Pre-paid orders will need to be picked up by 6pm to ensure you get served.

Come out and help us help others: our high school Seniors in their quest to further their education.

Thank you for all you do!

Dream Riders Chapter H

REDEMPTION DAY CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Redemption Day

Dream Riders Biking For Children Chapter H in conjunction with Redemption Day and Chase Ward will be hosting  the MOST AWESOME CAR – TRUCK – & MOTORCYCLE SHOW in North MS.

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This event will be held March 10th & 11th, 2017 @ Fairpark 71 Troy St. Tupelo Ms., right in downtown Tupelo.

Redemption Day

Redemption Day is one awesome car and truck show that offers a family oriented atmosphere to bring the  whole family to . No drinking – No drugs – just good family fun and food.

Redemption Day

Dream Riders motorcycle show  will be judged by KIDS choice & PEOPLES choice. So bring all bikes new or old – shinny or rusty – plain Jane or custom – we will have a place for you all..

Dream Riders will not only have the motorcycle show, we will also provide life size games for children and desserts, pop corn and goodies.

The only thing missing will be you!!!!!!!!!!!!

A portion of our proceeds will help LaBonheur Children’s Hospital

 

Thank you for all you do!!!!!!!

 

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Blessings For Baby Tate

A community event to benefit the

William’s Family

Blessings for Baby Tate will be held March 4th  – from 11 AM to 7 PM @ Natchez Trace Harley Davidson.

Address to location is 595 U.S 72 Alt, Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Blessings For Baby Tate

 

For more info call Rachael Brown @ 256-436-1398

or for pick up of donated items Christy Simmons @ 256-436-5818

Thank you in advance for all you do!

This is not a Dream Rider event, but some will be attending !

 

 

 

Ch. C Bass Tournament

Casting for Kids, Bass Tournament

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.

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Dream Riders Chapter C – Bass Tournament