Bikers help learning center through charity ride

By: The Anson Record

Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center held their annual God’s Glorious Charity Motorcycle Ride, which included the annual yard sale.

The event helps with the community and educational endeavors that the BRLC completes yearly.

The Kids Cafe after-school staff and volunteers prepared breakfast for all volunteers and bikers. The breakfast menu consisted of grits, bacon, sausage and eggs. Deloris Hammond, Joyce Ledbetter, Treamenda Caple, and Mary Gaddy made sure all food items were ready for bikers as they began to arrive.

Volunteers Jeremy Sikes, Nathan Sikes and Alfonzo Watkins placed signs and flags in their proper places. They blew up balloons and placed then all around the parking lot where the bikers would park their bikes.

“The bikers would enjoy conversing and admiring the beauty of all the motorcycles,” said Carol Smith, director.

The yard sale was coordinated by Marcella Broadway and volunteers included Harvey Broadway, Lucy Smith, Andrew Smith, Inez Williamson, Marshall Caple, Daniel Medley, Shawn Robinson and David Cash.

“All their efforts made the yard sale event a success,” Smith said. “All yard sale items were donated by friends, neighbors and community citizens.”

“As BRLC volunteer bikers continue to coordinate the annual charity ride event, it has become very special for this community,” Smith said.

The local bikers are Mitchell Liles, Curtis Crump, Nelson Jackson, Johnny Burns, Danny Pearson, Bobby and Rosemary Sturdivant, Jewel Brewer and James Brewer.

Bikers traveled from Gaffney and Cheraw in South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and from Indian Trail, Charlotte, Oakboro, Aquadale, Albemarle, New London, Waxhaw, Wingate, Polkton, Wadesboro and Ansonville.

The Rev. Anthony Ledbetter prayed thanksgiving, safety and praise. All of the bikers were acknowledged.

Robert Scale, biker from Charlotte, sang “This Little Light of Mine,” and music was provided by McKinley Sandifer.

Lunch was prepared and served by BRLC volunteers Robert and Lizzie Lee and Frances Thomas. David Perry cooked hot dogs, sausage dogs, and baked beans.

“It was a special time for all that attended,” Smith said.

The Anson Record