Heminger House ride set for June 30

PLYMOUTH — The annual motorcycle ride supporting the Heminger House will take place Saturday. This is the first year that the event is being organized completely by Heminger House staff and volunteers — previously, the ride was supported in part by United Way. The ride has grown in participants significantly each year, and director of Heminger House Annie Wojcik said they hope to sign up about 150 people this year.
“The money raised will be used for operating expenses,” explained Wojcik. “We also need funds to help women rent u-hauls when they move (out of the shelter).”
Wojcik said that the Heminger House had a lot of help organizing the ride from F.I.S.T (Friends In Service Together) a Marshall County-based riding club that focuses on doing community service projects.
“(FIST) helped with footwork for donations for the silent auction and door prizes,” said Wojcik. “They contacted me back in the winter and asked if there was anything we needed help with…they’ve been wonderful in getting this together.”
Founder of FIST Don Davis said that helping with the Heminger House ride fits with the group’s mission statement of “providing support, organized fundraising, and service work to community based organizations or individuals.”
Members of FIST collected donations for about three months for the ride.
Registration takes place the day of the ride, beginning at 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Plymouth. The actual ride begins at 2 p.m. and will last until around 5 p.m., when participants can go back to the American Legion for an after ride party, food, door prizes, a silent auction, and music. The route will cover 80-90 miles in Marshall County. Cost is $25 for pilot, and $10 for co-pilot. All riders will receive a t-shirt. For more information, contact Wojcik at 574-936-7233.