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MARC run raises $26,000 for project

Ten-year total now surpasses $86,000


More than 100 bikers head out in MARC Run Saturday to raise $26,000 for local organization. 
Reporter/Mike Brown More than 100 bikers head out in MARC Run Saturday to raise $26,000 for local organization. Reporter/Mike Brown Rockdale’s MARC Center needed a big turnout Saturday to raise money for its recent expansion and more than 100 motorcycle enthusiasts provided just that.

The 10th annual MARC run raised $26,000, with donations still coming in. The 10-year total raised by Bad to the Bone Riders is now more than $86,000.

The MARC Center provides activities and nurturing for Rockdale’s intellectually/developmentally disabled persons.

Bikers attended from as far away as Oregon and Mississippi.

“It’s always thrilling to look back over your shoulder and see miles of bikes,” Charles Starr, organizer, said.

BBQ, AUCTION—The day also featured a barbecue and an auction with auctioneer John Fisher. “This allows people without bikes to participate,” he said.

Awards were presented as follows:

Farthest traveled—John Williams, Oregon.

Oldest biker and oldest bike— Duane Williams.

Ladies Choice Award—Neal Ferrell.

“Rockdale came through again,” Starr said. “In today’s economy there are only two words for what happens at this event each year—love and heart.”

“The riders appreciate so much all of our sponsors, friends and those who keep coming back to ride and donate every year,” he said. “Thanks for making this the best year yet.”


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