Oct. 21, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

Blue Knights Host 6th Annual Falling Leaf Ride

Fifty-two motorcycle riders from the Blue Knights Chapter XXIII blazed the mountain roads on Saturday, October 17th for the 6th Annual Falling Leaf Ride as a fundraiser for Southmountain Children and Family Services. The motorcycle ride went through Newland and across Roan Mountain, TN then back down through Mitchell and McDowell Counties and ending on the campus of our Foster Community where the participants enjoyed a picnic lunch with our children and families.
A total of 55 sponsors supported these riders, raising money for Southmountain. Sponsors for the Falling Leaf Ride included: the NC Fraternal Order of Police, Morganton Burke Lodge #23,Tessner Forklift, CMA Chapter #698, Iris Fox Insurance, Carswell Propane Service, The Johnson Family, Visual Perfection, Bantam Chef, Tom Johnson Camping World, West Court Food Center, Rinnert’s Body Shop, McDaniel Insurance, Woodlawn Tire and Alignment, Condrey Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Charles Queen FOP Lodge #84, Spring Creek RV & Outdoor Center, Carolina Interiors Flooring Outlet, Whitson Realty, Smokey Que’s, PFC Oliver O. Bradshaw, Kirkpatrick Tool & Equipment Rental, Jim Cook Chevrolet, CARS Plus Lenoir, Benfield’s Boat Landing, Hibriten Auto Mart, Sheriff Steve Whisenant, Randy and Peggy McKinney, Representative Hugh Blackwell, Senator Warren Daniel, Sput, Barbara, Becky & Chris Powell, Rex Powell Plumbing, Brinkley Insurance Agency, Lowery’s Barbeque, Hoodhargett.com, First Brockland Insurance Agency, The Boat House, John Greene Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM, Fire and Ice Jewelry, Morganton Savings Bank, The UPS Store, Beck Insurance Agency, Morrison’s Body Shop, Mountain View Pediatrics, Stevens Fire Equipment, Jay’s Hometown Pharmacy, Country Town Tire, McCormick Motorsports, Jewelry Connection, Byrd’s Auto Sales, Marion Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Nationwide Insurance Bowers Agency, Grind Coffee Club in Memory of Judge John Jones, IRMA’s Produce, Quality Stone, T & D Wrecker Service, Baker’s Automotive Baker’s City Tire, and Blue Ridge Pipe and Supply.
Thank you to all of our generous friends who participated in this event and to all our great sponsors for making the Falling Leaf Ride such a big success!