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Thunder Runs - 2007

Old 04-08-2007, 10:02 PM
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Hey Guys (and Gals),

Just wanted to offer a personal invitation to our Poker Run Armed Forces Day, May 19th, Thunder on KY Lake in Western KY. This is a non-profit run to raise money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1191’s Soldier Relief fund (the post is in Paducah KY, I am a trustee there). Similar to last year, we will run for the day, and have festivities afterwards, but this year there is some significant twist.

The most important twist is there will be a motorcycle run going on the same day, a custom car show, and a LOT of festivities. At two or more points the boats, bikes, and cars will all interact at one time. The motorcycle run is “Thunder on the Trace”, in reference to the road that winds through LBL between KY and Barkley Lake.

We expect AT LEAST 250 motorcycles for the event, and the boats will definitely be center stage for the days events, photos, and videos. The bikers are really looking forward to the boaters putting on a show. We have several magazines committed to covering the event, helo for filming, camera crews, the local news stations are all on board.

In total we expect about $30,000,000 in hardware that day. Our objective is to fairly loudly offer a positive voice for our Soldiers who were, are, or will serve overseas. We expect to have several ridding with us that day.

If you have never been on KY Lake this will be a special treat. KY Lake offers some of the best boating in the country, in a largely undeveloped and scenic area. The people there are AMAZINGLY friendly, the weather is always good this time of year, and the local boaters offer some stiff competition in practically ever boating class imaginable.

Our car and bike show is being hosted by Jim Defew, and international known custom car, boat, and bike painter, with over 100 vehicles representing his work featured in magazines of all sorts. We will have over 50 cars worthy of any Barrett Jackson auction on display AND RUNNING in the event.

Boat admission will be $100, leave out of Kentucky Dam Marina, several stops, with an after run party at Buzzard Rock which will include an auction. Lots of awards, trophies, and a general GREAT time for all.

If you can make it please do, it will be an amazing event with such a variety of all American speed toys tearing up the water and roads for a common cause. We are expecting to raise between $25,000 and $30,000 for the soldiers Relief fund which is used to help Soldiers in OUR AREA transition from military to civilian life, help families hen National Guard and Army Reserve units are deployed, provide military funerals for Veterans, and other needs. All funds raised go directly to the cause, no admin fees or stuff like that.

For info call my office at 270-554-0720.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:34 PM
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Trying not to sound greedy,but is this a fun run or poker run? Are there any perks to the entrants (shirts, door prizes, prize money if it is a poker run, etc)? It sounds like a lot of, just trying to get all the details.
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