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Richmond County bikers donating supplies to Mineral Springs

Backpacks and other school supplies will be donated to Mineral Springs Elementary following a bike ride Aug. 27. Contributed photos

ROCKINGHAM — One local school will be receiving school supplies thanks to a group of Richmond County bikers.

Meeting at the Hide-A-Way Tavern on Saturday, the bikers voted to donate the backpacks and other items to Mineral Springs Elementary in Ellerbe, according to organizer Jamie Watson.

Mineral Springs narrowly beat out Fairview Heights in Hamlet during the vote, he added.

The group also raised $150 to purchase more supplies, Watson said.

The Hide-A-Way’s Felicia Sachs will deliver the bounty on Wednesday.

Following a ride the previous weekend, local bikers donated $500 to Richmond County Hospice and $300 to the American Heart Association. That ride was in memory of the late Terry “Head” Williams.

The Hide-A-Way is hosting two more rides this month: the third annual Back the Blue ride, which raises money for shop-with-a-cop programs in Richmond and Scotland counties; and the Project Taylor Ride, with proceeds going to provide toys to children at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill.


In the past two years, charity rides at the Hide-A-Way have collected around $50,000, including at least $10,000 each year for Richmond County Special Olympics.

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