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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

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September 12 - VFW Hanover Car Show, 19 McKinley Avenue, 4:30-7:30 ... Bounce House, Raffle, Food - and Roots for Boots!


September 13 - Bike Night at the Pike Restaurant, 5:00-10:00, 985 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg - Stop by to see us!


September 15  - Grassroots Girls and Guns Basic NRA Handgun Training Class, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. See flyer below for details. DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR THIS CLASS, REGISTER EARLY! FUTURE CLASSES WILL BE COMING!  Contact us to secure your space.

WE WILL ALSO BE AT ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL CRAFT BEER & WINE IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 15th!  11:00-6:00, Basilica Picnic Woods, 31113 Centennial Road, Hanover - Click on flyer below for details!

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


October 18 - THIRSTY THURSDAY RIDE  to Texas Roadhouse, 4:00 - 9:00, 179 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover - We always pack the place - stop by to see us!


October 21 - Cornhole Tournament with Apple Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Hanover at Bay City Restaurant - Food, Silent Auction, 50/50 and more ... Details will be coming ...


November 10 - Roots for Boots will be at Hanover Square all day with Mess Tent celebrating our heroes! Details will be coming ...


November 30 - Roots for Boots will be taking community members to the Fisher Houses at Walter Reed, Bethesda, MD to decorate all five homes for Christmas! 7:30-4:00


December 8 - YMCA/Hanover Crossfit fundraiser for Roots for Boots - Details will be coming!

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