Humane Society Receives Large Donation from Benefit Ride

Dagni Wilson, Karen Tucker, Wendy Burkett

The final donations were counted and the Anderson Humane Society was greatly benefited from last week’s 2 Wheels 4 Paws Bike Run.  The event, which was held at Hill of Beans BBQ, drew dozens of local motorcycle riders to help raise funds for the humane society.

Sponsored by the newly formed Chrome Angelz Bluegrass Bourbon Girlz Women’s Riding Club, the event not only featured a ride through scenic back country roads, but also had numerous raffles, door prizes, and silent auctions.  All items were donated by members of the community.

Wendy Burkett, founder of the riding club, was amazed at all the support from residents and local companies. “The community was amazing.  The outpouring and all the donations and all of the stepping up from the supporters, the people who sponsored us to the independent vendors in the community and the businesses in the community.  Everybody was just amazing,” she said.

The event raised a total of $1840 from the riders and silent auctions.  Riders and community members also donated food and kennels for raffle tickets.  The donations were counted and a check was given to the humane society on Thursday.

Karen Tucker, president of the humane society, said the donations will go to two different programs.  One half will go to their spay/neuter program that provides vouchers for residents in need to get their animals spayed/neuter, and the other half will go to vet bills, which primarily consists of spaying/neutering the animals at the adoption center.

With their first major benefit ride a success, the Chrome Angelz are looking to the future.  They’re thinking of a car/motorcycle show benefiting God’s Pantry sometime next year.  They are hoping to bring together multiple car and motorcycle clubs together for the event.

For more information about the Chrome Angelz, check out their Facebook page.

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