To the Editor:
On June 1, the seventh Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Ride (Sponsored by Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club) was hosted. Approximately 120 bikers from various clubs enjoyed a late-morning ride starting at North End Harley Davidson in Plattsburgh. This year’s event was dedicated to North Country resident, David Pearce, who is presently battling Lou Gehrig’s disease.
I wish to take a moment to extend my deepest gratitude to numerous North Country businesses as well as businesses from the East to the West Coasts, family, friends and community members for their generous monetary contributions or donations to the silent auction. Further gratitude is extended to Northline Utilities, the Law Offices of William T. Meconi and Dr. Mahmoud for their monetary donations toward the purchase of food.
Special thanks extended to Keith Lobdell (Valley News), Jeff Meyers (Press Republican) and Deanna Santor (Lake Placid News) for media coverage. Much thanks and appreciation to Joe LaBombard and Crystal Hart for the generous donation of their D.J. services. Pepsi, Loreman’s Screen Printing and Plattsburgh Distributors played a significant role in making the day’s event a huge success.
In conclusion, a heartfelt thanks and appreciation is always extended to the Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club in making the Annual A.L.S. Fundraiser once again a success. North End Harley Davidson was a welcoming host venue for the bikers to maker their departure. This year, the New York State Police (Troop B/Plattsburgh) assisted by providing safety to the motorcyclist while making their departure. It’s an honor to thank them in memory of Retired Police Officers Lawrence (Larry) Bliss and John Dwyer, who lost their lives to A.L.S.
Again, thank you and God Bless.
Kelly C. Murphy
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