Memorial ride honors life of Dick Carpenter

"He's here," said Ashley. "He's definitely here and he's got a big grin on his face."

Though the amount raised by the first annual Dick Carpenter Memorial Ride is still being finalized, Duquette said approximately $4,500 in donations was generated by the event.

"It feels good to be able to give back to the community for such a worthy cause in honor of one of my dearest friends," said Larry. "He helped so many people while he was here and this way he will continue to do so for many years to come."

Linda thanked Larry and Tammy for their support in Dick's memorial ride and for their friendship over the years.

"Dick and Larry retired the same day from the prison," said Linda. "We've been friends for years and we've been riding together for years. They're our best friends."

Those who missed the ride but would still like to make a donation in Dick's memory may do so by sending checks in care of the Dick Carpenter Memorial Ride to the Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901. Donations may also be made on-line at www.cvph.org and by clicking on the Foundation of CVPH link.

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