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TO THE EDITOR: A benefit for the 2013 Tour de Force bicycle ride was recently held at Bobby’s Lounge by Adirondack Garda.
The ride is held to honor victims of 9/11 and raise funds for families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Over $6,500 was raised.
This year’s ride starts Sept. 8 from the Freedom Tower in NYC and ends at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Sept. 11. We are also honoring the Boston bombing victims and MIT Officer Sean Collier, slain by the bombers.
We would like to say thank you to all who attended and all the local business that donated for this cause: Plattsburgh, McCadam’s and High Peaks distributing, as well as 99 restaurant, Arnie’s, Bazzano’s, China Buffet, Geoffrey’s Pub, Giuseppe’s, Homestead, Hungry Bear, Jersey John’s, Kotos, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Legends, Living Goods, McSweeney’s, Nonna Fina, Olive Ridley’s, Pannera Bread, Pizza Barn, Pizza Hut, Pizza Palace, Ronnie’s, Rons Corner, Naked Turtle, The Pepper, Up North BBQ, Zachary’s, Zuke’s.
Also AuSable Valley, Adirondack, Barracks, Harmony and North Country golf courses, Bill McBride Chevrolet, Dannemora Ford, Parker Chevrolet, Riley Ford, Warren Tire, A-1 Oil. Adirondack Sketches, Airborne, Big Apple, Eclipse Gym, Everett Orchards, Kneucraft Jewelers, Wooden Ski & Wheel, Viking Ski & Cycle. Hannaford , Price Chopper, D&D Meats, L&M Convenience, Labarre’s, Morrows, Pepsi, Rambach’s, Regal Cinemas, Pendragon Theatre, Super Cuts, Barks Shell, Ampersound, Country Expression, Home Energy, Light Cycle, Alex True Value, First View Eye Care, Bankers Orchard, Living Well Chiropractor, Northern Cakes and Dr. Hill.
Big thanks to the CVPH doctors and staff who donated and to Barb Thompson for selling the 50/50 tickets.
The biggest thanks of all to Bob and Bev Hall of Bobby’s Lounge.
Adirondack Garda Cycle Team
TO THE EDITOR: I would like to thank John Green for the wonderful article he wrote about First Congregational Church of Malone hosting a Michael Robert concert on July 19.
The story covered every aspect of the event and helped to draw in many eager listeners. Mr. Green’s interview with Mr. Robert was thorough and brought great interest to the story.
The concert was a grand success. Kudos to the Press-Republican for always covering new stories and events in Franklin County. It is greatly appreciated.
First Congregational Church music director