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Humbled and Honored by the Bike Show at the Markets at Hanover!

April 26, 2018

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 ( 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!

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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:

Roots for Boots Young Patriot Award Criteria

Roots for Boots Young Patriot Award Application

Roots for Boots Young Patriot Award Accomplishments

Roots for Boots Young Patriot Award Essay and Letters

Roots for Boots Young Patriot Award Letter of Recommendation Criteri

May 3 - Mothers Day Paint for a Cause at the Markets at Hanover, 6:00-8:30 p.m. - the perfect Mothers Day gift!

May 4 - Give Local York, all day! We are participants partnering with Texas Roadhouse, Hanover, PA!  Join us at the Roadhouse from 3:00-9:00 pm or donate all day online that day at - Details are below-

May 5, 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!

June 15 & 16 - Ride to Remember in Honor of Spc Cameron Stambaugh and Cpl Luke Runyan - Join a group of patriotic riders at Goofy's who have come together to pay it forward to honor two fallen heroes.  This event is not hosted by Roots for Boots.  Proceeds from the ride will be donated to Roots for Boots.

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 Allstaar Family Fun &Events Complex (2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg)!

Wednesday Kick off at the Pike Restaurant   Thursday 2:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m.                              Friday 10:00 a.m. - ?                                   Saturday 10:00 a.m. - ?                                  Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


August 11 (Rain Date August 12) - Operation Wings & Wheels Car, Motorcycle and Airplane Show - Details will be coming!

September 20-21 - Bike Week 1st Capital Harley-Davidson -  Stop by to see us!  Details will be coming ...


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