Chickasaw Co Development office ask Chapter H again to assist and help Houston PD with traffic and crowd controll for the anual Halloween Boo Bash held on the town square Oct 31, 2017. It is such a full filled time to get to see all the kids dressed up and having a great time.
It is also a privaledge to get to assist the Houston Police Department. The men and wonen in the department have showed support to us on many occasions.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This just goes to show you that all it takes is determination to accomplish anything. No matter what adversities you face!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!