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Roger’s Ride is returning on Aug. 25 after a one-year hiatus

To The Daily Sun,

What Roger's Ride means to me:
Roger was my husband. His passing well before his time left a huge hole in my and many other hearts in our region. With the help of many friends and family we set up Roger's Ride for the Cure, with a goal of raising money to help find a cure for the terrible cancer that took Roger away from us. After a one-year hiatus, the Kiwanis Club of Laconia, with my blessing, has resurrected the ride, and it is scheduled for Sunday, August 25th. We will begin and end at Rotary Park in Laconia. Following the ride we will be having a BBQ lunch at the park and announcing the winner of two free nights at one of the Lodges at Mill Falls, located adjacent to Church Landing.

Several local businesses are selling our $5 raffle tickets to win those 2 free nights, please stop in and purchase your tickets soon, they will not last. Napa Auto Parts, Greenlaw's, All My Life Jewelers, Wedbush Securities, and Irwin Motors are all supporting us by selling the tickets. All proceeds will go to the Charity Fund of Kiwanis and help pay for Lakes Region Scholarships, the Young Family Program at Central NH VNA and Hospice, Got Lunch! Laconia, and several other wonderful local charities helping our kids. Roger would have been so proud to have his name associated with any of them. Please plan to join us. If you do not ride, come to the park at 1 p.m. for a great lunch, donations are always accepted. Please visit www.laconiakiwanis.com for details on the ride and a registration form. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Betty Ballantyne
Kiwanis Club of Laconia

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