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Harley fundraiser set for Saturday

At the 2010 Chris Hitchcock Memorial Ride, attendees play the Weiner Game, where a bike passenger tries to snag a suspended hot dog out of the air with her teeth.

At the 2010 Chris Hitchcock Memorial Ride, attendees play the Weiner Game, where a bike passenger tries to snag a suspended hot dog out of the air with her teeth. Photo provided

— A pig roast and Harley ride fundraiser will celebrate its fourth year Aug. 20 at J & J's Foxx Lair Tavern.

The event is held in memory of Chris Hitchcock, a local logger who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2007.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. A disc jockey starts the music at 3:30 p.m., continuing until the Steven L. Smith Band plays at 10:30 p.m.

The pig is served at 5 p.m., with a donation of $10 asked from diners.

Biker games are played, said Gretchen Kirby, Hitchcock's aunt and an event organizer. A highlight is the Weiner Game. Two posts have a beam crossing them, with a string tied in the middle of the horizontal beam. Dangling from the string is a hot dog or sausage dipped in mustard. The object is for a rider to drive their motorcycle through the posts, while their passenger tries to catch the food with his or her mouth.

There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffles for a hammock and two quilts handmade by Hitchcock's mother.

The money raised funds a scholarship for vocational education in fields of conservation and heavy equipment. Proceeds also go to a loggers' hardship fund that helps loggers and their families through tough times.

The scholarship is administered through the Warren County BOCES. Interested students write essays that are reviewed by Hitchcock's family, who choose the student they feel is most deserving.

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