Harley Davidson Ride to Support the Little Sisters of the Poor
October 13, 2019 Harley Davidson of Fishers sponsored a ride to support the Little Sisters of the Poor. We had food and drink sponsors, t-shirt sponsors, music, and the ride route all lined up.
The weather was beautiful with just a bit of crisp air that had us light up the outdoor fire pits and torch heaters. Volunteers and Resident volunteers worked together to welcome and register riders, give them a few “give-aways” such as boot buffers, keychains and a few fun snacks for the ride.
The Little Sisters of the Poor said a prayer for the safety of the riders and off they went! The riders did a single loop drive from Fishers, north and back again, to conclude the ride back at the Harley Davison store about two hours later.
This site has beautiful indoor and outdoor reception areas making it unusual and fun. While the riders were enjoying the beautiful day and scenic ride, our hard working volunteers rearranged the registration tables, set up lunch spots, put out chips, pretzels and candy and fired up the grills. Each of our volunteers had great ideas and suggestions as to how the reception could be set up for the comfort and fun of the riders. How fortunate we were to have such a talented group of Residents and volunteers working to pull this all together. All our volunteers worked in perfect unison and by the time our riders came back, we had hot dogs and hamburgers ready for the hungry crowd. The Little Sisters of the Poor were present mingling with the crowd who, before this time, did not really know much about the Little Sisters of the Poor. By the end of the day, the riders were happy to have had the opportunity to meet some of our Residents and learn more about the charism of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
We also surprised the riders with Duke Tumatoe, who is a bit of a music legend in this neck of the woods. Duke played Bluegrass and Blues during the lunch reception which had the crowd up on their feet dancing! Duke and his musicians were having just as much fun as we all were and asked if we were planning to hold a ride again next year. Seeing the success of this first time event we answered with a resounding, “Yes!” Duke then said he hoped they would be invited back to be part of the event; they just loved playing for the benefit of the Little Sisters of the Poor. In addition, the riders chimed in they wanted to ride for the Little Sisters of the Poor again next year!
With all that encouragement, it looks like we will be hosting another event at Harley Davidson, Fishers, so that the generous hearts of the Harley Davison riders have another opportunity to support the Little Sisters of the Poor and our Residents.
We are very grateful to everyone who participated to make this day one to remember!