Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Results

August 25th provided us with great weather for the 2012 Russel's Ride!
Registration table ready ... just like working for the county ; )

Her very own Russel's Ride onesie! Dan Teal with daughter Kaitlin.

We had 18 bikes, 4 vehicles, and 34 people make the trip to Hunter's Pub in Lafayette.  Many people came to the farm to see the group off and witness the fly over by Agri-Flite and Nick's Flying Service.  Watching the crop dusters fly over reminds us the thrill Russel experienced while flying and how happy he was those 6 weeks he dusted.  A BIG shout-out to our pilots - Nick Yoder, and Garrett and Dave Eby!

Heading straight for us!
And here comes the smoke.
Group shot in front of the barn that's being torn down.

The Charity Auction was also a big success with several items bringing more than their value!  The John Deere toy tractor was bought by three gentlemen and then re-donated to be sold again - bringing $140 total!

We've reached $3000 raised with more t-shirts to deliver and donations to pick up.
Thanks again for your support, prayers and donations - we couldn't do it without you!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Taking t-shirt orders

Russel's Ride 2012 is fast approaching ...

If you'd like a t-shirt please order as soon as possible!
This year kids sizes are available.

Thanks so much for your support we look forward a great Ride on August 25!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Feel Free to Print and Post : )

Save the Date

Russel's Ride 2012 is
Saturday, August 25
Mark your calendars now and we'll see you then!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Results (so far!)

105 t-shirts sold
15 bikes
6 cars
45 people
Over $3000 raised and more coming in!
A Huge THANK YOU to everyone to participated, donated and joined us at the fire.
 Registration- such a trick staying organized!

 Fly over by Nick's Flying Service and AgriFlite!  What a show - it was awesome!

 Pastor Ron praying a blessing over the Ride.
 The group shot at Hunter's Pub
 Two representatives from Purdue joined us for lunch, Dr. Bowen, Dean of the College of Technology and Kristen from the Purdue Foundation.

Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 Russel's Ride Charity Auction

Here are the items up for the Russel's Ride Charity Auction.  You do not need to be at the Ride to bid.  Text your highest bid and item description to 574 - 202 - 2168 by noon on Saturday.

Remote control helicopter ($130 value) donated by Genesis Molding.

 2 $25 Gift Cards to, and donated by, CBM Cycles, Osceola, IN.

 John Deere Elvis Presley 4010 with 46A Loader toy tractor (1/16th scale) and Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tractor Pull hat.  Donated by Cork and Jan Wagner.

 $50 Gift Card to, and donated by, Hoosier Harley Davidson.

 Harley Parking Only metal sign. Donated by Duane Cook Re/Max Real Estate.

 Harley Country metal sign. Donated by Duane Cook Re/Max Real Estate.

$25 Gift Card to, and donated by, Lucchese's Italian Restaurant, Elkhart, IN.

Door Prizes available by drawing for those who go on the Ride.

Building the Fire

 One of three loads of wood from the barn.
 Dan and Jed getting the load down the hill.
 Setting up the chimney.

 Getting those first couple boards set are the hardest part.

 Don't be fooled - those planks are heavy! Not to mention they're over 100 years old!
 Taking shape.
 View from the top of the hill.
Almost finished ... come see us light it Saturday night ... told you it would be BIG!
Fire will be rain or shine ... if it's raining it'll be a barn party.