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United Way Back Roads Motorcycle Ride 2011

Auction winner Betsy Cunningham takes off with Dixie Iron Riders member Johnny Osbourne.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Auction winner Betsy Cunningham takes off with Dixie Iron Riders member Johnny Osbourne.

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  • Keegan and Rory Hankes participate in the auction at the United Way of Blount County Back Roads Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25.
  • John Titlow performs at Courtyard Grille after the United Way benefit motorcycle ride.
  • Jonathan Nichols, Jim Caughron and Ken Shelton support United Way at the barbecue dinner that was part of the Back Roads Motorcycle Ride fundraiser.
  • Emergency Services Personal were honored at the ride for their service to the community. Among those recognized were Jim Caughron, John Yu, Jonathan Nichols, Ken Shelton, Justin Vandergriff and Bobby Queen.
  • Bill McClain makes a presentation at the fundraiser as Jim and Michelle Ford look on.
  • Debra Whaley and Bill Kilgore auction a leather jacket at the United Way fundraiser, which also included a motorcycle ride and barbecue dinner on Sept. 25.
  • Keith Paul tries on the leather jacket he won at the auction which helped raise money for United Way of Blount County.
  • Jim Ford displays a tie-dye T-shirt that was auctioned at the event.
  • The Back Roads Motorcycle Ride begins the trek through scenic Blount County at the Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson shop, ending at Courtyard Grille on Alcoa Highway.
  • Bill Kilgore and Vicki Hinkle leave Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. Hinkle won the ride with Kilgore, one of the Dixie Iron Riders, as part of the United Way auction.
  • President and CEO of United Way Michelle Hankes takes part in the benefit ride through Blount County.
  • Auction winner Betsy Cunningham takes off with Dixie Iron Riders member Johnny Osbourne.
  • Participants of the United Way of Blount County Back Roads Motorcycle Ride gather at Clayton Homes, a presenting sponsor of the event.
  • Supporters make their way through Blount County at the Back Roads Motorcycle Ride that included an auction and barbecue dinner as well as the ride.
  • Asam and Ashley Finger join Regina Jennings, Michelle Hankes, Jim Ford, Tara Rasher and Bill Kilgore for the United Way fundraiser.
  • Tara Rasher and Mike Kirby, president of Dixie Iron Riders organization, support United Way at the barbecue dinner as part of the Motorcycle fundraising event.
  • Jeff and Donna Lempira from Illinois participate in the benefit ride.
  • Members of the Dixie Iron Riders Motorcycle Riding Organization join with ladies in the community who won an auction to ride with them during the United Way of Blount County Back Roads Motorcycle Ride. From left, are Mike Snyder, Katherine Caputo, Dustin Cole, Marianne Ferris, Steve Greene, Susan Hughes, Johnny Osborne, Betsy Cunningham, Bill Kilgore, Kathy Johnson, Mike Kirby and Vicki Hinkle.

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