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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

BOB Fundraiser

aka Blessing Of the Bikes...our pastor is a Harley man and several others in our parish are as well, so they began a fundraiser for area charities. They invite bikers in from all over the state and they come for eats and bike parts, leather jackets and patches sewn on them. Our kids had a booth where we sold food and most of the kids were out selling bike patches and kick plates.

The day started out sorta warm, but by the end we were FREEZING! I was honored when they asked me to get up and sing the National Anthem and I couldn't for the life of me remember some of the lines, so rather than looking like that Canadian woman one of my friends ran home and printed them off the internet. Afterwards, Fr got up and said a blessing over all of the bikes.

It's such a different world than mine. I have never seen so much leather in one place. I stood out like a sore thumb in my preppy Columbia ski jacket.

All in all we made about 2Grand and had about 750 bikes. They had to pay $5 which mostly went to the charities so, except for the cold, it was a good day.


Anonymous MLB@2010 said...

IMHO, more people should hear you sing ;-)

4:07 PM  

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