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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Bike/car ride fundraiser set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A bike and classic car/truck ride fundraiser is planned for Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at Living Waters Assembly of God Church on Honeywood Road in Rocky Mount.

The event, which starts at 10 a.m., will raise funds to help with medical expenses for Abby Porter.

Rev. Roger Jones, pastor of Living Waters, said Abby, the 18-year-old daughter of Steve and Lori Porter of Boones Mill, was involved in a four-wheeler accident that caused major head trauma.

After surgery in Roanoke, she was transferred to a hospital in Atlanta for rehabilitation.

"Abby has made tremendous progress," Jones said. "In about two months, she will be sent back to Roanoke for another surgery."

The riders will leave Living Waters at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, proceed to Main Street in Rocky Mount on to U.S. 220 North, Jones said. The group will make a stop at Faith Fellowship then turn right on Wirtz Road to Route 122, then to Route 40, a right on Colonial Turnpike and make a stop at Mitchell's Store before heading back to Living Waters.

A donation of $15 per entry (which includes a meal on the return to the church) is suggested. Anyone can stop by and enjoy a meal for a donation of $5.

Jones said music and games will also be held.

Sponsors include Blue Knights Classic Cars, Cannaday's and the KupKakery.

The Rocky Mount Police Dept. and Franklin County Sheriff's Office are providing escorts.

For more information, contact Jones at 276-734-1780.

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