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Chapter D and Chapter C, lending a Helping Hand to Itawamba Schools

Coming together as One

 

Chapter D donated to the local Itawamba county schools. In conjunction with Chapter C, school supplies we purchased and donated to local schools that were much needed.

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Fairview Attendance Center, Dorsey Elementary, Tremont Attendance Center, and both Fulton and Mantachie Head start received school supplies as well as personal hygiene items.

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Thank you for all you do, if not for the publics support we could not do all we do.

Chapter A building a Ramp

Building an accessible ramp for deserving young man and family!

Chapter A, had a ball today helping make a difference in this young mans life along with his new family.

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Chapter A building a ramp for a young man

We got a call from the Clarksdale JA needing help building a ramp for this young man which was and honor to do so even had some help from these young ladies as well.

 

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! Without your help we could not lend a helping hand up!

 

 

 

Chapter H participating in the Ears program graduation ceremony

Chapter H members had never heard of the EARS program in Houston. The Education Awareness Resource Service has been lending a huge helping hand in the Houston community for several years now.  

 

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

 

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

Dream Riders Chapter H was honored to be a part of the graduation ceremony, where our president “Rooster” Gann was asked to come and say a few words to the class.  As a group, we gave out goodies and mingled with the kids and teachers.

 

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

 

We all had a good time talking to the teachers and helpers the volunteer their time freely to help children in our community succeed.

 

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

Thank you for all you do, to those teachers that volunteer their love of teaching and love for children and love for making our community strong.

EARS program and Chapter H
EARS program and Chapter H

 

 

FISHING RODEO, HOUSTON MS

Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

Fishing Rodeo in Houston MS was another great success. Dream Riders Chapter H was honored to be able to help again.

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Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

This was the 3rd year of the fishing rodeo held at Legion Lake in Houston, and from the beginning Chapter H has been there from the beginning. 

Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

We have grown every year in numbers of children that attend. It has been an extreme pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of the kids that catch a fish for the very first time. And to see parents with their kids having a good time and working together to catch THE BIG ONE.

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Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

There are always prizes and give-a-ways for all the kids, and hot dogs for lunch provided by Woodman of the World.

Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

This year we also had Community Addiction Awareness, an organization that helped out in maintaining order and lending out a helping hand to kids and family that needed assistance during the rodeo. 

Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

This is such a fun event and Chapter H is proud to be able to serve the community at this event.

Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS
Ch. H fishing rodeo, Houston, MS

Thank you again for all you do, without your help we could not continue to do what we do.

Chapter A @ Thunder on the Water

Spending the day at the Water

Chapter A spent the day at Thunder on the Water at Grenada MS.

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Ch. A Thunder on the water

It was a great day meeting new people and getting the word out about what we do.

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Ch. A Thunder on the water

Thank you for all you do, thank you Grenada Lake and Thunder on the Water for your hospitality.

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Ch. A Thunder on the water

20 Years Of Biking For Children

Celebrating Together

The first weekend of June is when the annual Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship ride is held in Coffeeville MS. This year, 2018, happen to be the 20th year of our organization. So many children have taken hold of the Dream Rider’s hearts and allowed us to show them and their family love.

2018 Bridgette Raine's Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event

The winner of our Bridgette Raine’s scholarship this year was a young man by the name of Olton Kent. We wish him all the best in his future education and endeavors.

2018 Bridgette Raine's Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event

The day continued with great food and fellowship. With new and old members getting to know each other.

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2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine's Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine's Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event

To wrap things up for the day was a bike show. So many great bikes to choose from its never easy on the judges, but they managed to choose some awesome bikes.

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2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event

2018 Bridgette Raine's Scholarship Event
2018 Bridgette Raine’s Scholarship Event

It was a Great Day to be a Dream Rider.

Thank you for all you do!

Katelin Grace Stone’s BIG day!

Katey Grace had big news

If you remember we meet Katelin Grace back in April 2017. Chapter  H met with her parents to find out to what extent we could help, if they needed help, what they felt was the most important need that Katelin had, and what was the most important need of the family as a whole, because they did have 3 other children to consider also.

 

Chapter H teamed up with the church congregation and organized an auction and spaghetti super. Before the actual super, we spent the whole day at the church and provided “Tacos in a bag” , cotton candy and popcorn.

 

Katelin Grace was diagnosed with many different issues that I am not even going to try to mention. She eventually lost all of her hair and spent many, many, many nights in St. Judes hospital in Memphis TN.  Her family spent many night in the Ronald McDonald House, which is one amazing organization all on it’s on.

 

Back in the summer of 2017 Katelin and her family were told that she had only a few weeks to live. Of course the strong faith in God and belief that she would be comforted, they never slacked up on her meds or prayers. No one else ceased to pray either.

 

As of December 2017, Katelin Grace made the announcement the she now cancer free. What a celebration that day was when she announced to wonderful news. She stood before the congregation that continued to pray for her and her brothers and sisters in Dream Riders and announced it to the world.

SHE WAS CANCER FREE.!!!!!

Katelin Grace still has issues to deal with and will probably have those for a very long time, but now she was able to go to school, she was able to do some things that any other child her age would get to do.

 

We are so blessed to call Katelin Grace our sister “SUNSHINE”, and has warmed our hearts as she wants to pay, the kindness showed to her,   forward. She has attended some of our events and lent a helping hand, and continues to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

 

THANK YOU KATELIN GRACE FOR ALL YOU DO !!!

AND THANK YOU FOR YOU DO !!

Stew For A Cause, Chapter H, Houston MS

Stew For A Cause

For three years now, in November, we have hosted a stew cooking fundraiser. Houston Fire Department is very gracious in letting us use their facility, being right off the square in Houston makes it very convenient. 

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We even sold it by the gallon

It takes a lot of time making about 30 gallons of stew, but it is well worth the time to raise money to help kids that may not have a Christmas this year.

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Blessed to have Friends That come and support us.

 

Since our first year of hosting the stew cooking, we decided to set this money aside to help with Christmas for local families in need. We all know that whether you get a Christmas gift or not is not a necessity, but the community we serve is so loyal in coming together to help us put smiles on those kids faces, simply because we love the kids of our community. 

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Blessed to have Friends That come and support us.

We had friends come from out of town just to get a bowl of stew and also other Dream Rider members took the ride down to spend the day with us.

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Our little sister “SunShine” brings a smile to all of us and loves to be a helper.
Stew For A Cause
Our little sister “SunShine” brings a smile to all of us and loves to be a helper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new Sister “Sunshine” Katlyn Grace also showed up to lend a helping hand. She always brings such joy to all of us. She has overcome some huge obstacles in her short little life but wants to come help us anytime she can.

 

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SunShine may be little in stature but huge in love.

 

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!! 

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Our little sister “SunShine” brings a smile to all of us and loves to be a helper.

Sweet Potato Festival, Vardaman MS

Sweet Potato Festival

Every year the first weekend in November there is a festival held in Vardaman Ms, it is usually a very big deal, celebrating the harvest of Mississippi Sweet Potatoes.

Dream Riders Chapter H was privileged enough to be able to go and set up to get our mission out to the people of Calhoun County. We have made so many friends and have new family members there as well, we have been very blessed.

 

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Sweet Potato festival, Vardaman MS, with Chapter H making kids smile.

Katlyn Grace has become one of our biggest fans and the best little sister we could have. If you remember we had a benefit for her several months back. She has come a long way and has an awesome story to tell.

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Best Buds

 

Another highlight of the day was meeting Mrs. Mississippi United States 2017, Marisa Lepard Farr,  she was excited about learning about Dream Riders and all we do. 

 

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Chapter H with Mrs. Mississippi 2017 Marisa Lepard Farr

It was defiantly a great day giving out lil goodies to the kids and informing new friends of what all we do.

 

Thank you for all you do!!!

Sweet Potato Festival, Vardaman MS, with Chapter H
New Friends with Smiling Faces

BOO BASH IN HOUSTON MS WITH CHAPTER H

BOO BASH

 

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.

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Sponge Bob with his inmates

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.

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Dressing up with the kids is always fun!
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Helping Hands – giving out candy to kids dressed up on Halloween is the best!!

Thank you to all that helped and supported us!!!

Thank you for all you do.

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
Best in Show @ Houston MS Cruz'in and Bike Show
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.

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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.

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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! 

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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!