Motorcycle Group Gives Taylor Elementary School Supplies

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cleveland Chapter, Chapter O, of the Tennessee Gold Wing Road Riders Association will be presenting school supplies to Ms. Traci Blackburn, instruction coach and Taylor Elementary School, on Friday, Aug. 2, at 3 pm.

The Gold Wing Road Riders Association is the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles.

Founded in 1977, GWRRA has grown to more than 72,000 U.S., Canadian and international members in 53 foreign countries in just 35 years. Over 800 active Chapters are managed by 4,000 volunteer leaders working with members to foster safe, enjoyable riding while also working to improve the public image of motorcycling.

Brenda Perkinson, chapter director of Tennessee Chapter O, stated:  “We have selected Taylor Elementary for adoption because it is one of the smallest schools in the Bradley County School System.  While it might have been easier just to give a dollar donation to large charity, by personally selecting school supplies for the children of Taylor Elementary, we have the satisfaction of knowing that this fills a need in our local community.”

By providing Ms. Blackburn and Taylor Elementary some of the needed school supplies it is hoped that this will relieve both the parents and the teachers from the need to make these purchases themselves, officials said.



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