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May 28, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Thanks for helping make event a hit

The Cass County Historical Society would like to thank everyone who made this year’s County Wide Historic Bike Tour a success. This is only our third year for this particular kind of fundraiser and we have found the positive feedback from the entrants to be so worth the effort.

Our sponsors make this possible. This year they are Goris Dental Clinic, Kroeger Funeral Home, Voorhees Custom Photographic Imaging, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Mid America Radio: WSAL, Mix 102, Hoosier Country 103.7 FM, Ashby Insurance Agency, Cass County Democrats, Cass County Title Co., Amelio’s & Ike’s, D.E.S.K., Coonie’s Select Auto, Cass County Republicans, Dr. Dianne Brown O.D., Linda D. Lantz CPA, Dr. Ken Lawrence O.D. and Cass County Visitor’s Bureau. These businesses are steady supporters of the work that the historical society does in collecting and preserving and sharing Cass County’s local history. We cannot thank you enough.

We’re also grateful to the city of Logansport, Jan Fawley of the Parks Department, and Becki Harris of Logan’s Landing for their cooperation with the event.

Our bike tour coordinators, CCHS board members Mike Shannon and Paul Ulerick put time and thought into this event each year. Mike, a cyclist himself, plans a route he believes will appeal to fellow cyclists, while keeping in mind the historical theme of the ride. Paul takes charge the day of the event and makes sure things run as smoothly as possible. Event volunteers CCHS President Jeanie Jones, Steve Jones, Tim Banter, Becky Rivers, Brad Voglund, Don Snyder, Frank Smith, Ryan Barich, Paul Bauer, Bud Reed, Andrea Perrone, and Amy Conrad Denny made this year’s bike tour informative and fun. Thank you all for the time and effort that you put into it and for representing our community for our out-of-town entrants in such a positive way.

To our good neighbors from Miami County, thank you, Jim Price of the Grissom Air Museum, for setting up a stop in your area and Break-Away Bike And Fitness, for setting up and making your mobile unit available for any repairs or necessary items.

Many thanks also to Alvin Beckman and the members of EMA who play a most important role the day of the bike tour keeping a watchful eye for all of the entrants’ safety.

Thelma Conrad

CCHS executive director

 

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