Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ride & Rock

On June 6, the 2nd bi-Annual Ride & Rock is going to take place. This is a motorcycle run for charity that ends with a rocking party, also for charity. And this year, the recipient of the latter event is going to be Elle.

The event is organized and run by two wonderful people in Saco, Michael and Christine Paul. For them to choose Elle to be the beneficiary of this is incredibly generous of them both and Beth and I are so thankful to them for what they are doing.

The day itself begins with a motorcycle run that starts at 12:30 in Old Orchard Beach at Jimmy the Greeks', a popular restaurant/watering hole in the area. To join you have to make a cash or food donation to the Saco Food Pantry, which I encourage everyone who can to do regardless of whether you are riding or not. And if you aren't in the area, find a local food pantry and make a donation if you can.

The ride then winds south along the coast to Wells, where there will be a pig roast and burgers stop (that's my kind of stop!) at Torches Pub and Grille from 1:30-3:30. From there, the ride will work north through Sanford and Waterboro before cutting across to Saco. That's when the party starts.

At 5 PM, the music starts up at 172 Flag Pond Road in Saco. You can attend whether or not you took part in the motorcycle ride. There is DJ music from 5-7 PM and then live music from The Local 109 from 7-11 PM. It's $5 per person until 9 PM and then $10 from 9-11 PM. All ages are welcome until 9, but then it is 21+ from 9-11 PM. It will be a lot of fun and if she is up to it, we'll try to get an Elle Appearance at the party.

As for Elle herself, she is doing as well as we could want right now. She is still getting the filgrastim shots, which irritates her to no end. But besides that, she's in good spirits. I'll have a couple of photos and a video up soon as well.

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