The Bike show at the Markets at Hanover was a blast! It was the first of its kind as the motorcycles were parked and displayed inside the Market. Visitors enjoyed food, music, a silent auction, 50/50 and conversation with two of the biggest fans of Roots for Boots, WWII Veteran, Lawrence “Gumpy” Bolin and Vietnam Veteran, Bill Groft, who brought with them memoirs that consisted of Gumpy’s drawings and paintings and writing and photographs from both. Special thank you to Liz Silbaugh Jonides, Joe Silbaugh and Andy Raymond for assisting in the hosting and planning of the event as well.
Special thank you to Bob Lagore of ABATE who assisted in the planning and execution of the event. Roots for Boots greatly appreciates the support we receive from ABATE. A huge hi-light was when Blaine Gladfelter rolled in with that beautiful Color Guard consisting of roughly 20 bikes adorned with patriotic flags. The crowd was then “wowed” by the singing of our National Anthem by local high school student, Katie Hoster.
Roots for Boots was truly honored and humbled by the act of kindness bestowed on us by the Schnetzka Family and Larry from StickyLee (StickyLee.com) when our logo was placed on this awesome traveling tribute to our servicemen and women. THAT was a proud moment! Veterans from our team signed around the Roots for Boots logo – very touching moment for us all and we are immensely grateful …
In short … it was a beautiful event full of blessings!
April 15 - (application postmarked by April 15) Delone Catholic - Major David Borden Young Patriot Award - $500 in tuition assistance to Delone Catholic for a returning or incoming student. Roots for Boots is honored to offer this tuition assistance award in Major Borden's name to a student who understands and respects the sacrifice given for our freedom. Click below for five parts to the application:
June 28 - Bike Night with Gettysburg Trading Post - Stop by to see us at the Pike Restaurant in Gettysburg starting at 5:00 p.m.
July 11-15 - Gettysburg Bike Week - Stop by to see us at the Pike Restaurant with Gettysburg Trading Post for the Kick-Off on Wednesday, July 11th - all other days we will be at the Allstar Family Fun & Events Complex (2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg)!
Wednesday Kick off at the Pike Restaurant - 6:00 p.m.
At the Allstar Family Fun & Events Complex:
Thursday - 2:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - ?
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
July 21, or August 18 - Grassroots Girls and Guns Basic NRA Handgun Training Class, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See flyer below for details. You may bring your own handgun and if you do not have one, it will be provided for you. ALL CLASSES ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS CLASS -FUTURE CLASSES WILL BE COMING! Register early to secure your space!
August 11 (Rain Date August 12) Airstrip located at 2164 Baltimore Pike, East Berlin, PA - Gate Opens at 9:00 a.m.- Operation Wings & Wheels ... Car, Bike and Plane Show - Hosted by Circle W Restorations ...
$5 Parking Fee Per Car/Bike
$10 Entry Fee for Competition
VENDORS (contact us if interested $25 donation per 10 x 10 space); BANDS (Derailed, Number One Cause, Phoenix and Purified); CHOW by Mess Tent; AIRPLANE RIDES; SKY DIVING EXHIBITIONS; SILENT AUCTION AND MORE!
10:00 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY
3:00 p.m. TRIBUTE CEREMONY FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY - Guest Speaker Lt. General Ralph Jodice, USAF (retired)
5:00 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY - Custom Trophies!
See flyer below for more details!
September 20-21 - Bike Week 1st Capital Harley-Davidson - Stop by to see us! Details will be coming ...
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