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post #1 of 11 Old Oct 26th, 2008, 8:32 pm Thread Starter
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Eldridge Children Home Ride IN

Our annual Eldridge Children's Home Ride In will be as always the "First Saturday in December", this year that day fall on Dec. 6th, 2008.

Located in NW Alabama.

Mark the dates, I will host a dinner Friday night (Dec. 5, 08) for all BMWLT folks that attend this benefit.

We give a Long Distance Rider Award, your name is engraved on a plaque that in the hallway of the home, see below how the LD rider mileage works.

This is a benefit for the home and a scholarship fund that has been established in the name of "Ron Melton" we have given one scholarship thus far in Ron's name....Ron rode in support of the home each years before his death.

There will be a lunch provided at the home beginning at about 11 AM, come and visit the campus of this Children's home, see the kids and see how your donations are used.

I will provide the dinner Friday night, the benefit team will provide the lunch at the home Saturday... you can be back on the road home by 1 PM...

"Barber's Motorsports is located 90 miles to the east also.





Friday Night Dinner for all Long Distance Riders, on me, my thanks for being a part of the ECH Benefit and Scholarship Fund...

Dinner will be around 7PM...

Host Motel: I have blocked rooms at Key West of Hamilton, Hwy 78 (Corridor X, I 22) exit 14...

This is a new facility, parking under the large front entrance, rooms with two beds, non smoking, meeting room, ask for Don Norwood Block... Rate $55.00, so pair up with your riding friends and join us.

Located next to Huddle House (Breakfast), there is an organized ride leaving from here and I will have some just ride in routes as well...

Phone: 205-921-3333 for motel reservations

224 River Road Drive, Hamilton, AL. 35570

Jessica Sullivan is contact person at motel.

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Long Distance Rider Award

Long distance rider award, here how it works, you can ride in, count your miles, if you pick up a donation from someone, count that leg as your milage as well, heck pick up two donations... so if are in Atlanta and want to ride up a pick up John Doe's donation in Chicago and then ride over to St. Louis and get Sue Doe's donation, just count your mileage.

All these donations will go directly to the Scholarship Fund.

More information: web site is updated weekly...

www.eldridgetoyrun.com for all the details....

I would like to have a count for those attending Friday dinner... just copy and paste your name to this thread... thanks, hope you can make it to NW Alabama in support of the home.

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post #2 of 11 Old Oct 27th, 2008, 7:32 am
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Re: Eldridge Children Home Ride IN

Don mark me down for Friday night and think the CEO is coming with me. Also if any of you NC boys want to ride along. I will be leaving early Friday morning traveling 85 south. We welcome all riders to meet up with us along the way. I hope we can bring a crowd, the more the better. If there any takers we work out the details as the event gets closer.

If you have not been to Eldridge Children home. I would encourage you to mark your calenders and go. I went last year and I can't think of any reason NOT to be there this year. I hope to see you in Eldridge. MK

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I would like to have a count for those attending Friday dinner... just copy and paste your name to this thread... thanks, hope you can make it to NW Alabama in support of the home.
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Michael Dale
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Don Norwood
Tony Davis
Larry Hall
Fletcher Clark
Randy Freyer
Buck Lemme
Uncle Jimmy Stephens

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Re: Eldridge Children Home Ride IN

Sorry Don,


I am going to miss it again. I leave Monday on bussiness travel and don't get back until Saturday.

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Sorry Don,


I am going to miss it again. I leave Monday on bussiness travel and don't get back until Saturday.
Work does get in the way sometimes....hey no problem, put us down for next year.... always the First Saturday in December..

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Looks like a great weekend for our benefit ride in...

www.eldridgetoyrun.com


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Hey folks the weather is looking great for the weekend, a few of you have ask about donations, you can donate by visiting our web site and we now have PayPal, but the donation page give you other options...

www.eldridgetoyrun.com more than a toy run...a benefit for a children's home.

Hope to see you in Sunny NW Alabama Saturday.

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Great day and event.

We raised $36,000 for the children's home and added another $2000 to the scholarship fund for students of the home.

Next year, First Saturday in December.

www.eldridgetoyrun.com for web site, now has paypal.

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Great day and event.

We raised $36,000 for the children's home and added another $2000 to the scholarship fund for students of the home.

Next year, First Saturday in December.

www.eldridgetoyrun.com for web site, now has paypal.
Thats amazing, Don. And you do that with how many attendees, volunteers, etc???

I know you're right proud of all the participants - thanks for sharing with us.
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Thats amazing, Don. And you do that with how many attendees, volunteers, etc???

I know you're right proud of all the participants - thanks for sharing with us.
Dick, the benefit team is up to 30 folks now, we started with three of us, this is a one day event, we had about 500 bikes, 50 antique cars and about 1000 folks to feed, over the past 6 years we had been able to raise about $125,000 plus a nice scholarship fund for the kids. This home accepts no State or Federal money and has been in operation since 1948...

We are about to build a large pavilion to house this event, will double as a covered playground as well and multi purpose area.

Great day with the weather on cool side, some of the riders started in 25 degrees, but it warmed up to about 50...

Had several of the LT and former LT owners there as well...

www.eldridgetoyrun.com

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