Boone Moose Lodge’s 8th Annual Charity Ride for Hospice Raises Nearly $4,000

Published Friday, October 16, 2015 at 9:38 am
Hospice Check Presentation

Check presentation to Cassandra Kerley of Watauga Hospice. (left to right) Jimmy Hughes, Cassandra Kerley and Mark Patterson. Photo by Bill Griffin.

The Boone Moose, Lodge 1805, held its eighth annual Benefit Ride for Hospice on Saturday, Sept. 19 and through its efforts, raised $3,850 for the local charity.

The motorcycle ride is held each year to raise money for the Avery and Watauga Hospice to assist patients with basic needs not provided by Hospice, such as heating oil or electricity. Over the past eight years, Boone Moose Lodge, riders of the Benefit Ride and sponsors have raised $24,550.

“We really appreciate the folks that came out to ride with us and all of the sponsors that helped put on the event.” said Jimmy Hughes, President of the Boone Moose Riders. “Our Moose Lodge enjoys giving back to the community and especially to those in special need.” he remarked.

A check was presented to Cassandra Kerley on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Boone Moose Lodge.

Pictured from left to right are Jimmy Hughes, President of the Boone Moose Riders, Cassandra Kerley, Director of Professional Services at Watauga Hospice, and Mark Patterson, Administrator of the Boone Moose Lodge.

The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 1 million men, 400,000 women, in nearly 2,000 Lodges, in all 50 U.S. states, four Canadian provinces as well as Bermuda and Great Britain. The mission of the Loyal Order of Moose is to support the Child City of Mooseheart in Illinois, The City of Contentment, Moosehaven, in Orange Park Florida, provide local community service and celebrate life. To learn more about The Loyal Order of Moose or local Boone Lodge #1805, please contact the lodge at (828) 264-1599 or visit http://lodge1805.moosepages.org/ .

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