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Sheriff's Charity Ride 2006
(October 2, 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 success.