( left to right ) Vince Mehaffey, Cliff Dodson, Phil Trantham, Gary Aiken and Cory Miller
Christmas in July!
This Saturday July 20th come to Harley-Davidson of Asheville to celebrate Christmas…Christmas in July! Sponsored by the Smoky Mountain HOG Chapter. Groups for this escorted ride will leave from HD of Asheville between 11am and noon to return back to the dealership by 2:00 for lunch provided by HD of Asheville. Registration for the event is $20.00 or a new toy that will benefit the Smoky Mountain Toy Run. Proceeds help provide toys and purchase new bicycles for the Eblen Charities St Nicholas Project. This year the HOG Chapter anticipates providing more than 300 bicycles, skateboards, and helmets along with the toys collected.
“It is great to be able to provide a gift like a bicycle to a child that might not otherwise have the opportunity to have one” says Amanda Putnam, the St. Nicholas Project's coordinator for Eblen Charities.
The St. Nicholas Project provided gifts to more than 4,000 area children last year. Without the support of Christmas in July, the Toy Run (November 2), the Ingles Magical Toy Drive (December 5,6 and 7) and countless volunteers Christmas would not be the same for these children.