We had numerous bikes show up for the bike show.. Our contestants were excited about the trophies we had to give out..
The highlight of the event was that we had partnered with the local pre-kindergardeners and they colored paper plates that were tied with string, and the children that came to the show got to pick a plate to hang on the mirror of the bike of their choice. The winners were able to carry the plates with them also as a souvenir.
We also had our drawing to give away a YETI cooler. We gave away 2 family passes to the Buffalo Park and Zoo in Tupelo MS. We had a lot of happy people by the end of the show!
What makes our events even more special is, we have children show up that want to help us out, they want to help give away goodies, balloons, and just hang out with us because we never make them feel like they are in the way, we treat them like they are part of us!
It is always an amazing day to be a DREAM RIDER!!!!!
Hardy, AR, Griffin Park was the pace to be. Chapter H from Houston, MS met up with Chapter I, from Flippin, AR and E, from Melbourne, AR, we all met up and worked together to do the best we could at cooking those “mud-bugs”. They turned out great!..
It was a lot of fun getting to fellowship with friends that live so far away. It is also an awesome feeling knowing there are so many of us that pull together as 1 big family. The support from the community was just amazing. Most of the visitors where out-of-towner’s also but when word got around that “Dream Riders” where there, well the support was amazing…
Thank you my Arkansas friends for letting us be a part of and awesome day
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 intestineand 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.