Hello everyone!!
 
WOW...what a day we had. 85 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, made up for last year's rain and cold. 
 
We did have a great turn out for the event this year, 97 bikes left the Fish after a quick cup of coffee & donut provided by Dunkin Donuts of Ludlow.  We encountered a small but scenic detour in Belchertown due to the fair, but that's ok...and head off to Honey Farms in Orange, MA via 202.   Headed out 2W through Greenfield  to Shelburne Falls. for a quick lunch stop at Pondside Pizza, but some ended up in North Adams, clearly, I need to teach them to read a map...lol.  We then headed south on 112 to 116 S then picked up 47 W in Sunderland for our final stop at the North Hadley Sugar Shack & Market where they were all decked out for fall...my driver didn't have room for any mums or pumpkins in his bags.  
 
We arrived back at the Fish to the sounds of Dead Collective and another AMAZING meal by Kevin Vestal, Wally Stupak and the rest of the team working in the kitchen.  We had some delicious side dishes donated by the likes of Europa Black Rock Bar & Grill, Abudanza Express, Randall's Farm & Greenhouse, Chmura's Bakery & Freedom Credit Union supplied us with a sweet treat.
 
I need to give a huge THANK YOU  to the Ludlow Fish & Game Club for the rental of the facility and Lori Dorval for mixing us some fine cocktails!   You guys continue to go above & beyond!  
 
Now to the committee...Kevin-countless hours in the car planning and many great conversations as always are treasured. Kelli-amazing raffle organization.  Zaneta-great emails promoting the event  Deb-love the new solicitations,   Jim, the new guy-way to step up and hit a home run!    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
 
Royal Flush Sponsors
   Polish National Credit Union             Brown's Lawncare
 
4 of a Kind Sponsors
    Bill's Tire & Trailer Service        Cabela's of E. Hartford
    Europa Black  Rock & Grill        Hardwick Auto Salvage
    Gomes Construction                 GinMar Enterprises
    LFD Social Club                        Northeast Contractors
     OJS Excavation                        Westfield Bank        
 
I also want to mention a few last minute sponsorships that came in and didn't make the tees Precision Billet, Longriders, C. Lemek & Son Construction & the McBride Family and a few raffle prizes donated by LuLaroe by Becki Pollard.  Speaking of Tee's we still have some left...let me know if you need any.
 
Lastly, what about our volunteers, this day couldn't have happened with out all of them:
 
Yvonne Santos        April Beston        Pat Whitney        Gloria Faria       
Doria Dumas        Jenn Aldworth      Steven Crespo   Maria Crespo
Martha Giroux    Rob Giroux         Becki Pollard        Meghan McBride
Sean McBride        Aiden McBride        Fernanda Gomes                        
Sue Santos          Kim Duclose
 
So, on behalf of Kevin & Officer Mike Whitney & Max...THANK YOU ALL!!! For participating in this event you each helped Rotary Make a Difference!...please save September 22, 2018 for our next Poker Run!!!
 
    
Thank You,
 
Darlene Rae & Kevin Vestal