The Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Martin’s Home hosted our 6th annual Rock, Roll and Ride for the Elderly event on June 16, 2012.
The weather was perfect, a sunny and balmy 80 degrees. The bikers for the motorcycle run began arriving at 9:30 AM. There were over 30 bikes that filled the parking lot with shiny chrome and flashy designs. The Residents enjoyed not only the lively sight of the bikes, but the friendly groups of bikers that accompanied the gorgeous motorcycles. After door prizes were given out, and the Residents voted on and selected the “best bike,” the bikers started their engines and exited in a grand way to ride around the neighborhood in honor of the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Martin’s Home. The theme was “Golden Miles for the Golden Years.”
Although the event kicked off outside, the party was just getting started inside with plenty of activities. There were games with many prizes to be won and 15 beautifully wrapped gift baskets were raffled off, which attracted much activity and eager participants. Kids of all ages were having their face painted; over 50 cakes were up for grab for the cake walk; dazzling jewelry was for sale; vendors were on hand with ice cream and homemade pie; and the activities which commanded the biggest attention were the “Restaurant of the Month” and “$1,000” raffles.
We raised over $40,000. The money raised will go to the Resident’s “Enhanced Dining” Project, replacing sagging chairs, worn out tables, trays cutlery and other associated items.
Special recognition must be given to our highest pledged rocker, Lil Calendar, who raised $695!
A warm thank you to our many friends and volunteers for helping to make this event successful for yet another year. From everyone who donated gift baskets, and helped with the event, from setup, during the event and clean up, our volunteers and friends were their every step of the way.
Last, but certainly not least, a special thanks to our awesome committee: Liz Swann, Elizabeth Eisenacher, Kim & Harry Wedding, Josh & Joann Thiem, Barbara Susie, Joyce Smarr, Joann Wheeler & Jackie Wheeler.