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Cruisin’ fer Critters set for Saturday

Published 1:45pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

Motorcycle riders from across the River Region and the state put this ride on their calendar before any other.
The Predators Motorcycle Association, along with riders from other associations across the state, have joined forces to raise money for the Elmore County Humane Shelter on the last week of June each year for the past decade.
Last year the riders raised more than $10,000 and are looking to exceed their goal once again during the annual Cruisin’ fer Critters ride this Saturday.
“This is one of our biggest events of the year, so we try to get as many involved as we can,” said John West, president of the Predators.
Registration will start at noon at Papa T’s on the Atlanta Highway in Montgomery. The last bike out is scheduled to be at 1 p.m.
“They are just a great group of folks who work on our behalf,” said Rea Cord, executive director of the Elmore County Humane Shelter. “And now that the Predators have a chapter in Dothan, their reach is even more extensive.”
Each hand during the poker run is $15, which includes an event patch, food, door prize and live rock ‘n roll by “Black List.”
You do not have to ride to have a good time and assist the shelter.
There is a $5 cover charge to just kick back and enjoy the fellowship and music.
In terms of fundraising, the ride is one of the largest money-makers for the shelter, according to Cord.
“It is very beneficial to the shelter, and it always comes at a great time when our intake is near the highest of the year,” she said.
There will also be bike-related items for sale/auction and motorcycle games.
“It seems like there are multiple groups who get involved, and it just keeps getting bigger and better,” Cord added.

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