MARC Run, cycle fund-raiser, slated April 10 at Ranch

The 9th Annual MARC RUN will be held April 10 at The Ranch 415 W. US 79, in Rockdale with all proceeds going to the Milam Association for Retarded Citizens, a 501C3 non-profit that assists people of Milam County that have physical or mental disabilities.

“MARC is one of the many organizations that lost funding because of the economy and this run is the main fund-raiser held yearly for the organization,” said Charles Starr, spokesman. “Although this is a motorcycle ride, all bikes, trikes, cars and trucks are welcome. You don’t have to own a bike to come out and help us help some very special people.”


Registration begins at 9 a.m. at The Ranch with first bike out at 11. Registration fee is $15 per rider and $20 with a passenger. This not only registers you for the ride but it also guarantees you a barbecue plate with all the trimmings after the run with serving beginning at 4 p.m.

Short-sleeve T-shirts will be for sale all day for $20 each. Persons that would like a long-sleeve or pocket T-shirt may preorder these for $25 by calling Cynthia Ferrell at 512-698-2784 or 512- 446-2821.

We will have deejay music and there will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes throughout the day.

“This is about a 100-mile ride that will take us through Milam, Lee and Williamson counties,” Starr said.

Stops and sponsors are Nat’s in Milano, Charlie’s in Lexington, Pancho & Lefty’s in Hare, Brushy Creek in Thorndale and then back to The Ranch.

Trophies will be awarded for oldest rider, farthest traveled, oldest bike and a ladies choice. Other special awards will be handed out also.

At 5 p.m. a live auction will begin with John Fisher handling auctioneer duties.

“We are accepting auction items now and if you would like to donate something and would like for us to pick it up we can,” Starr said.

Contact any of the following for information or to donate items. Charles Starr 512-540-2561, Neal or Cynthia Ferrell 512-446-2821 or Sarah Wedemeier 512-446- 3476.

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