2017-06-06 / Front Page

Krambo’s Annual Fundraiser Bike Ride

It is that time a year again, that we here at Krambo’s run several hundred bikers thru the community to raise money for a child in need.

For those of you not familiar with what we do, we attempt to help a local family in need each year. We did not receive a terminally ill child request this year, but we did receive request for service dogs. We are attempting to raise $20,000 that will be divided between two families to help them obtain their dog. To raise this much money donations can be made at Krambo’s anytime, or community is welcome to come join us on June 17, and hand the money over to the families.

Motorcyclist can preregister at Krambo’s or register the day of event, from 10am-12noon. The public can come wish the families well, that morning or in the afternoon. Afternoon activities kick off at 2pm, with the Blood Mobile. At 4pm everything will be in full swing! Pulled pork dinner will be served, cost is donation to the family, Melinda Kay Band will be performing, the Blood Mobile will continue to take donations, The Borders family with have “My Mistress” Monster Truck for all to see, several vendors will be in attendance, auction items can be bid on at 32auctions.com/Krambos, with final bids being in open auction format at rides end. Festivities will finish up close to 7pm.

The first child, a Putnam county native, is 12 year old Lillie Grimes. Lillie is a brittle diabetic. A service dog can alert her or her parents (Jason Grimes and Leslie Robinson Webb) up to 20 minutes before her blood sugar would register critically low. Not only would this allow Lilly, to be more independent, it will ease the parents minds allowing her to be more active, and allowing them to actually sleep at night. Lilly loves to ride her bike, play softball, swim, do art and craft items, loves animals, and is a social butterfly. Lilly and her mother will be travelling to Nebraska to pick up Lilly’s dog, and to receive final training. Gas Cards, dining cards, and hotel vouchers will help to make this trip successful. Lilly has strong Putnam County roots with both sets of Grandparents David, Faye Grimes and Jim and Candy Robinson residing here as well as several, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The second child, a Clay county native, is soon to be 5 year old Nicolai

Madison. His parents are Braleigh Bender and Jonathon(Tara) Madison. Nicolai has autism and is nonverbal, he runs very fast and likes to climb high. Safety is of upmost importance for the family. A service dog will be matched with Nicolai and will attend school with him. Autistic service dogs, assist in calming children, leading the way for them during activities and can hold them in a safe position if the need arises. There will be travel expenses for the Madison family for final training as well, again gift cards, Food cards and lodging vouchers are appreciated. Grandparents Selinda & Keith Brown, April &Donald Bode and Richard Madison.

We here at Krambo’s take pride in sponsoring this event where 100% goes to the family. We have been very fortunate in community sponsorship. Big items are covered by Jacks Market in Brazil, sponsors the hotdogs, and a case of pork buts as well as processing the hog that is donated by Berry Farms of Putnamville. Any individual wanting to help or business wanting to be a shirt sponsor may contact Beth at 765-721-0466. Or call Krambos at 765-672- 4090.

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