Power 96 was proud to be a part of two big events held in Faribault on Saturday, Aug. 8. The morning started out with the Ride for Hospice hosted by 1st United Bank of Faribault at Faribault Harley-Davidson. I rolled out there, set up and starting cranking out some great classic rock tunes about 8:30AM. The parking lot quickly filled up with riders from all over the area and they kept the volunteers busy at the registration booth. Everyone was able to enjoy a delicious breakfast, if they wanted, and check out the auction items that they could bid on along with bucket drawing items that they could try to win. There were also raffle tickets available for purchase with an assortment of prizes that could be won including massages, a $100 Visa gift card, lift tickets, hams and a variety of cash prizes from $100-$1,000. By the way, I'm still waiting for the call to let me know that I won the $1,000 prize.

The Ride for Hospice was open to all riders whether you drove a cycle or car, and several classic cars showed up and participated in their own ride about 10AM. Before and after that, the bikers were leaving about every 15 minutes on a leisurely ride around Rice County lead out of the lot by Sheriff Troy Dunn.

When the riders came back they were able to enjoy a delicious meal, live music and more during the "After Party."

The final numbers weren't in before I left, but I would have to guess that this ride was a huge success for the Faribault Area Hospice. It was good to see such a good turnout, and a big thank you going out to everyone who was a part of the ride and to all the volunteers who worked this wonderful community event. I hope to see you all next year!

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