First Annual Tennessee Valley Veterans Benefit Ride To Be Held On Saturday

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The first annual Tennessee Valley Veterans Benefit Breakfast and Motorcycle Ride will be held on Saturday. The ride will start at Anchor of Hope Baptist Church, at 2613 Lakeview Drive in Rossville—just down the street from Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park—and continue with stops at the Ringgold Court House, the memorial at Collegedale, and the memorials at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga.

“After riding to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and talking with soldiers and family members of soldiers, I wanted to find a way to support those who fight for our freedom,” said event organizer Gary Reeves. “This fundraiser is a way to say thank you and to try to give back to those who have given so much to us.”

Breakfast will be at Anchor of Hope from 9-10:30 a.m., with the ride beginning at 10:45 a.m. The event is free, but donations are requested. The event is "dedicated to those who have served," and proceeds will benefit the Cross and Flag Fund in Ringgold, and the Combat Casualty Relief Fund.

The ride is sponsored by Anchor of Hope Baptist Church, RT Cycles, Master Graphics, and Locke Sign Company, Inc.

For more information, visit tvbenefitride.webs.com or call Gary Reeves at 423 580-9558 or Bill Laubchen at 423 364-9384.


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