Topic: Benefit ride
Ride for Angels 2009 was last Saturday, October 3rd. The focus for this ride is to generate money for families less fortunate than others. The distribution of funds go out through the (FCESF) Fannin County Empty Stocking Fund. For those of you that do not know about the orginization let me just say that this is way more than toys on Christmas morning. While that is certainly part of the program, as it should be, the more important aspect is to provide life necessities for families that need them. Clothing, coats, shoes, food and yes, toys are provided to those in need. I encourage you to learn more about the FCESF. It is an awsome organization and I applaude them for what they do!
As far as the event is concerned, honestly, we did not know what to expect in this economy. We are all short on cash these days when you look back at where we all were just a couple years ago. Our riding community came out in typical numbers to years past which was great! Sponsorship from the business community was soft as was expected. Most businesses have cut back on budgets for anything that is not absolutely necessary. At the same time we were very happy to have new sponsors join our group. This was the first year for LongHorn Steakhouse to join us and they say they will be back next year. How great is that?
With the 2009 Ride for Angels in the rear view mirror it's now time to reflect on how it went. What did you like? What could we have done better? What changes should we make? How should we head off and start planning for next year?
So..... drop us a line to let us know what you think! Your feedback will go along way to make next year even better! You can enter you comments here on the blog. We can post your comments here or keep them private, you can decide. So, give us some feedback on how we are doing!
And by the way, give your self a pat on the back for supporting a great cause. We do appreciate you very much and want you to know it.