Sheriff's Charity Ride 2006
The First Annual Johnson County Sheriff's Charity Ride
was held on Saturday, September 9, 2006 and was a great success for a first year
ride with approximately 250 motorcyclists and approximately 95 passengers
participating in the ride which was lead by Sheriff Terry McLaughlin. The event
began at the Franklin Wal Mart parking lot and it was a picture perfect day for
the event with Mother Nature providing sunny skies and temperatures in the 80’s.
The participating riders received a gift bag full of
motorcycling related items, a ride T-Shirt and a chance to win the top poker
hand prize of $300.00 as well as numerous donated door prizes and a meal which
was served at Scott Hall at the conclusion of the ride.
Angela Jenkins and the filming crew from the Steel
Horse television show on UPN / “My WNDY On 23” came to the ride start point
where she interviewed the participants and the Sheriff. Steel Horse is a
weekly television show which focuses on motorcycling and charity rides
around central Indiana. The show aired on Sunday, September 16, 2006 and a large
portion of the 30 minute program featured our ride.
The Sheriff's Charity Ride was escorted by our agency’s
Motorcycle Deputies and traffic control at all of the major intersections was
provided by our Sheriff’s Deputies. The ride was escorted through Johnson,
Marion, Shelby and Bartholomew counties with stops being made at
Lockhart Cadillac/Hummer in Greenwood, Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson/Buell
on Southport Road, Bikes N Trikes in Boggstown, Dreyer Honda South in
Whiteland, Mann’s Harley-Davidson/Buell in Taylorsville and finally ending at
Scott Hall at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
After all of the bills were paid from the ride,
approximately $5,000.00 was left to donate to charity. Proceeds from the ride
will benefit Riley Hospital for Children, Johnson County Club of 100 Fund
and the Jed Moses Fulmer Scholarship Fund, both component funds of
the Johnson County Community Foundation.
Sheriff Terry McLaughlin wishes to thank all of the
volunteers who donated their time and efforts and made this first ride a great