Commentary

Buddy Oney run nets $3,000 for holiday toys

Dear editor,

The Bad to the Bone R iders thank all the bikers and everyone who braved the cold temperatures Saturday morning for The 4th annual Buddy Oney Toy Run.

The temperature read 23 degrees when I left for The Ranch but the cold did not stop the warm hearted bikers from coming out for a good cause.

Loud pipes and thick checkbooks brought us through again. After shirts are paid for we will have about $3,000 to purchase more toys to go with donated toys (about $2000 worth) already collected for Christmas Roundup.

We had 38 bikes and several cages (cars) come supporting us and numerous people just came by and made donations.

Thanks to Nathan Starr and the Rockdale High School Student Council who raised and donated $356 plus some toys. They also had to brave the cold and rain a few weeks ago.

Thanks to The Ranch (Cathy Gregorcyk and Russell Fischer), Rockdale, Charlie’s, Lexington; Brushy Creek, Thorndale; Pancho and Lefty’s, Hare; The Oak Club, Pettibone and Nat’s in Milano.

Thanks for the free hot chocolate and coffee everywhere we stopped.

These bars, like it or not, just keep on supporting the community no matter how bad the economy is.

Thanks to Perry & Perry Builders and Brady’s Pest Control and their crew (Brady “Domino” Nelson, Paul Leopold, Blaine Wall, James McQuinn, Brian Wallis, Steven Caf fey, Bar ton Crane and Lin Perry) for providing a welcome meal of chili and beans that really hit the spot when we got back.

Sandy Ha le, Mar ia Magee and crew at Rockdale Sports & Embroidery did an excellent job on our shirts and Rodney and Jocelyn Lewis and their crew at Rockdale signs and photography just keep giving also with banners for advertising.

Thanks to The Buddy Oney family who came from all over to help us make this a success.

Thanks to all the Bad to the Bone Riders that helped to make this ride happen including Missy Remaley, Wesley Brizindine Darlene Mantey, Aaron & Kimberly Gifford, Ed & Shelli Turner, Tim & Tammy Kirk, Ty & Sarah Wedemeier, Neal & Cynthia Ferrell, Loy & Judy Woolver ton and Charles & Rose Starr.

We also would like to let David Cooper and his family know that our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery from his accident the day of the run.

If I inadvertently left anyone out I am sorry but we do appreciate everyone for everything.

Charles Starr cr_starr@sbcglobal.net


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