Prayer Vigil for Winston-Salem Police Officers

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To all Ray Publishings Friends and Biker Friends. This month First Christian Motorcycle Outreach Ministry has an opportunity to attend a prayer vigil for our law enforcement officers from 3-4 pm. We will leave FCCM at 1:00, stop for lunch, and ride with us ending up at the Winston Salem police station at 3:00. Come out and help us support our men in blue. Please arrive fueled up. Blessings, Sam Craven. 

  • Arrive around 12:30 pm
  • Kickstands 1:00 pm
  • Ride and Lunch 1:30-2:00 pm
  • Arrive around 2:40 pm
  • Event Starts 3:00 pm
  • Event Ends 4:00 

Starts: First Christian Church is 1130 N Main St Kernersville, NC

Ends: 725 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC

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Ride for Emily’s Plea

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Join Americas Guardians Chapter NC12A in supporting Emily’s Plea!

RIDE FOR EMILY’S PLEA
July 18, 2015
PLACE: Smokin Harley Davidson
3441 Myer Lee Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Registration: 9:00-11:00 AM
Kickstands Up: 11:00 AM (~80 miles)
$20.00 for Rider/$10.00 for Passenger
$5.00 per poker card/(No Limit)
50/50 Raffle, Live Auction, Food
Sponsored By: America’s Guardians PSMC
Chapter NC12A

Emily’s Plea is an affiliate of “The Crash Prevention Network of North Carolina”. CPN-NC is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing injuries on the highways of this sate. They offer a statewide support group program for the surviving family members of all fatal crashes in North Carolina.

Emily’s Plea was founded in 2009 by Chuck and Becky Kennedy the parents of  Emily May.

Emily was killed by the senseless act of a drunk driver in May 2007 at the young age of 24.  Our Purpose……simply stated “SAVING A LIFE”.Becky and Chuck attempt to stress this one simple fact.

We lose hundreds of innocent people each year due to the careless acts of individuals that simply choose to drink and drive.

We conduct speaking and educational events at local High Schools; Governmental and Law enforcement agencies as well as support  and sponsor events to reduce Drunk Driving.

With your help and support we will reduce the number of Alcohol Related Deaths!

Emily’s Plea is an affiliate of “The Crash Prevention Network of North Carolina”.

CPN-NC is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing injuries on the highways of this state.  They offer a statewide support group program for the surviving family members of all fatal crashes in North Carolina.  Becky is a regular speaker for the Crash Prevention Network.

For more information and Sign-up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/897565763628394/
Emily’s Plea Website: http://emilysplea.com/

Eighth Annual Midway Community Cross Walk

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Eighth Annual Midway Community Cross Walk
Good Friday, April 3, 2015 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

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Info
Start at Oak Forest UMC
11461 Old US Highway 52, Winston Salem, NC 27107
Walk to Midway UMC 9795 Old US Highway 52, Lexington, NC 27295

Riding alternative will be provided for those who cannot walk.
Shuttle back to cars parked at Oak Forest UMC provided.
Stay for a free meal at Midway UMC afterwards.

Contact Info

For questions or more info contact John Woods at
PastorJohn@triad.rr.com or (336) 764-0990

Website: www.midwaycrosswalk.com

Church Website: www.oakforestumcnc.org

Kids of Childhood Cancer 4th Annual Chili Cook-off

 

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Attention please! Due to the possibility of bad weather moving in to the area this Saturday, we are postponing the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off for the Kids of Childhood Cancer. We are rescheduling the event for Saturday, March 14th. We apologize if this causes an inconvenience, but we had much rather ere on the side of safety than to take any unnecessary chances. We hope you will still make plans to attend.

Join us for our 4th Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit Kids of Childhood Cancer. Register on-line before the 20th for $20. Register on the day of for $25.

$10 to Taste and Vote.

Team voted “Best Chili” from the People’s Choice on the day of our event wins money! Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place!

Contact by e-mail @ support@kidsofchildhoodcancer.com

Click here to Sign-up you team today!

Pictures from last years event click here

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Smitty Notes for September

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Memorial ride, public service for Don Tilley scheduled for Sunday September 7th

SUNDAY SEP 7th MEMORIAL RIDE AND SERVICE IN HONOR OF DON TILLEY. Please join us as we honor our beloved Don Tilley. Bikes leave at 3:30 pm from Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury. Bikes leave at 5:00pm from Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville. Police escorted ride to Statesville High School. Memorial Service is at 6:30pm. Call: 704-872-3883 for more information.Don_Tilly_MR

A memorial motorcycle ride will be held early Sunday evening in Statesville for Don Tilley, who was killed in a cycle accident last Friday on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.

Tilley, 78, was the popular owner of the Tilley Harley-Davidson dealerships in Statesville and Salisbury.

Tilley’s wife, Robinette, was critically injured in the same motorcycle crash that killed her husband. She has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized in Asheville.

“She has been strong throughout all of this,” said Tracy Edwards, general manager of the Salisbury dealership and a longtime employee and friend of the couple. “She’s a tough lady who loves her family and her business.”

If weather permits, the Sunday memorial service will be held outside in the high school stadium. Otherwise, it will be in the school auditorium.

Speakers at the service are expected to include well-known NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Donnie Allison. Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, also will say a few words.

Much of Tilley’s personal and business history is intertwined with stock car and motorcycle racing and in helping charities.

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Tilley with Kyle Petty at Victory Junction

He co founded Kyle Petty charity ride across America, which he had participated in the past 20 years. That ride benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp for children with chronic illnesses.

The Tilley Harley-Davidson stores will be closed all day Monday, when an 11 a.m. Mass will be held for Tilley at Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church for family and close friends. A graveside service also will be held later at Iredell Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Edwards said Salisbury’s Tilley Harley-Davidson will close at 3 p.m. Sunday, and any motorcycle riders from here who want to participate in the memorial ride in Statesville will be setting out from the dealership on Bendix Drive at 3:30 p.m.

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Don Tilley & wife, Robinette

Those who own Harley-Davidson motorcycles would tell you they are a breed apart.

“Buying a Harley is like joining a family,” said one visitor at Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville. “And this is like losing a kind father figure.”

That father figure, of course, is Harley legend and Statesville native Don Tilley, who was killed Friday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.

His wife, Robinette, was critically injured in the accident and is being treated at an Asheville hospital where family and close friends have gathered to hold vigil.

Roger and Sheryl Piggot were also at Tilley on Labor Day. They were on a ride from their hometown of Toronto, Canada when they heard the news of the wreck.

The couple said the Tilleys are well known and greatly respected in the Harley community.

“No one I have ever met has a more giving heart than Robinette,” said Sheryl Piggot. “They both are just really wonderful people,” added her husband.

The Piggots have been working on a television project called “America Riding,” of which the Tilleys have been sponsors.

Roger Piggot said plans that originally included making the Tilleys and their contribution to motorcycling a portion of one of the episodes have been changed so that the entire show will be about them and their stores: both in Statesville and Salisbury.

“The stores and the Tilleys have been instrumental in so much that we think it’s the right thing to do,” Piggot said.

Donna Henderson worked for the Tilleys for years from her early 20s into her 40s and said that kind of familial relationship was true among employees.

“Both Don and Robinette were wonderful, wonderful people,” Henderson who moved to Myrtle Beach a decade ago and said she was shocked to hear the news of the Tilleys’ accident. “Anything they could do for you, they did it. And when customers came in, it was like they had known them their whole lives. They were just really great, nice people.”

Family and friends are hosting a “Memorial Ride and Service in Honor of Don Tilley” on Sunday.

Those who wish take part may gather at either of the stores. In Statesville. “kick stands up” at 5 p.m., and in Salisbury an hour earlier.

Riders will have police escort from the stores to Statesville High School, where a service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

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Obituary

William Donald ‘Don’ Tilley

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STATESVILLE – William Donald “Don” Tilley, of Statesville died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, while doing what he enjoyed the most … riding his Harley, with the one he loved the most, his wife Robinette.

He was born Jan. 19, 1936, in the home of his parents, William Marion Tilley and Leona Ruth Perry Tilley, who preceded him in death.

Being born to a humble beginning never stopped Don from seeing a life to live and live it to the fullest.

Faithful-Honest-Charitable-Friendly-Dedicated with a huge heart toward any who were less fortunate, Don lived his life full out!

He married the love of his life Robinette Clark Tilley on July 23, 1961, who survives him, along with their three children, Donna Tilley, Denise LeVan (Terry), Derek Tilley; and five grandchildren, Cortney Toothaker (Michael), Kyle Pierce, Chase LeVan, Chance LeVan, and Chandler LeVan; and one great-grandchild due in September (Cortney’s child).

Don knew early on that his love of speed, cars, motorcycles, racing, and engineering would always be a part of his life and that it was! In 1972 Don and Robinette opened up Tilley Harley Davidson and little did he know the ripple effect that he would have in the life of so many. Don knew the many facets of the industry and how they could affect other people. Whether he was speaking to a first-time rider or a seasoned motorcycle enthusiast, Don could truly relate to any and all.

Don was always the visionary for the business. He and Robinette worked so closely to keep Tilley Harley Davidson in the forefront of the community, and in 1999 they expanded to Salisbury where their second dealership is located.

Don Tilley was truly a legend in the eyes of so many. So many people confidently called him friend. Don’s ability to share his many gifts and talents is what makes him a true legend.

Don used his great accomplishments to affect the lives of others. He had great passion for charity: proudly co-founding the Kyle Petty charity ride across America, which he had participated in for the last 20 years; supporting Victory Junction Gang Camp (which helps children with chronic medical conditions); Rolling Thunder (a veteran support nonprofit group); Barium Springs Home for Children; Fallen Firefighters; Tribute to the Troops; and the schools anti-drug program D.A.R.E. These are just a few on the list of many.

Don faithfully attended his church, Saint Philips The Apostle Catholic Church along with his family. Don was always in attendance with his fellow classmates of Statesville High School ’54 as they would gather for a meal once a month.

Don and Robinette were honored last week in Nashville, Tenn., at the International Harley Davidson Summer Dealer meeting, where they received the prestigious Gold Bar and Shield Award which was given by Harley Davidson Motor Company. This award is one among so many the family has been honored with. Whether it was a small local gathering or a large event, Don would treat any gathering with the same enthusiasm that was so contagious to all who were around.

The heritage this man Don Tilley leaves behind will be cherished by his family and friends for many generations to come.

Don is also survived by his sister, Rachel Kale (Dan); a brother, Richard Tilley; nine nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Janie Tilley, Janice Beeson (Joe), Raymond Tilley (Diane), and Arnold Tilley (Gail).

Service and Memorial Ride: A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Statesville High School Stadium starting at 6:30 p.m. A Memorial ride will leave from Tilley Harley Davidson at 5 p.m. Sunday to ride from the Dealership, on to Gardner Bagnal Boulevard, on to North Center Street, then to the Statesville High School Stadium.

Mass: On Monday Sept. 8 at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Philip The Apostle Catholic Church for family and close friends. Following the service there will be a grave side service at Iredell Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. A police escort will allow riders to assemble and ride from the church to the burial site.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp, in honor of Don Tilley.

Online condolences can be made to the family at http://www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the needs of the Tilley family.
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/salisburypost/obituary.aspx?n=william-don-tilley&pid=172339229#sthash.eumg9I4i.dpuf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TilleyHarleyDavidson

Official Website: http://www.tilleyhd.com/

Don Tilley’s Racing Heritagehttp://www.tilleyhd.com/miscpage_008.asp

Cycle News: http://www.cyclenews.com/

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16TH ANNUAL JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL ARCHDALE, NC

JEROME DAVIS PBR INVITATIONAL ARCHDALE

touring-pro-divisionWhen: Aug. 29 & 30 (Labor Day Weekend)
Where: Davis Ranch Arena, Archdale North Carolina
Address: 5667 Elmer Beeson Road, Archdale NC, 27263
Time: 8:00 p.m. (gates will open at 6:00 p.m.)Jerome Davis

TNT CARPORTS Jerome Davis PBR Invitational

Tickets; $15 in Advance or $20 at the gate. ( THERE WILL BE TICKETS AT THE GATE ) Online here or at: Davis Feed in Randleman – Barn Loft Western Store in Thomasville – Tractor Supply in Asheboro – K & L Western Store in Asheboro.Online at: JEROMEDAVIS.COM 

Kids (5 – 11) Tickets: $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday
Host Hotel: Comfort Inn 10123 N Main St Archdale NC 27263
PH# 336-434-4797 ( ASK FOR THE JEROME DAVIS BULL RIDING RATE )

About Jerome Davis:  Jerome was born on August 10, 1972 in Colorado Springs, CO where his father was stationed in the military. Six months after his birth, he and his family moved back to Archdale, NC to the Davis Family Ranch where he grew up and still lives today.

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Jerome’s shining moment was in 1995 when he became the 1995 PRCA World Bull Riding Champion. He continued to rip through PRCA and PBR. He was ranked in the top five each year in the PRCA since 1993 and was a National Finals qualifier since ’94 in the PBR (more Career Stats).

Tragedy struck on March 14, 1998, when Jerome was thrown from a bull breaking his neck. The injury left him with paralysis from the chest down. Although Jerome is paralyzed, nothing can keep him down. He is a true inspiration of how you should live your life and keep moving forward with a positive outlook. He inspired his wife Tiffany, as they were married October 17, 1998. He also inspired the PBR- as he was awarded the “Ring of Honor” during the 1998 PBR Finals.  For more info visit http://www.jeromedavis.com/meet_jerome.asp

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Jerome Davis continues to have a lasting impact on riders throughout the PBR. FULL STORY: http://at.PBR.com/CTrG.

It was a honor for me to meet Jerome Davis while playing a V.I.P. Sponsor in the upcoming movie “The Longest Ride”(Nicholas Sparks Movie The Longest Ride The film is based on the novel The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks) to be released April 2015 (USA). The Davises are members of American Bucking Bull, Inc., and as such participate nationally in stock breeding. Some of their bulls will be featured in an upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie that was filmed in Winston-Salem and Wilmington. 
The Longest Ride By: Nicholas Sparks

The signature event at the Jerome Davis Ranch is the Jerome Davis Professional Bull Riders Invitational which will take place at his arena August 29 and 30. (Davis is one of the founders of Professional Bull Riders.) On the same two dates the ABBI Futurity & Classic Challenge will be going on.

Both of these events require tickets that will be available by calling (336) 861-7673 after August 1.

In September, the Ranch will host another annual event, the He Paid Your Fees Christian Junior Rodeo. Any young person, age 19 and younger can enter and participate at no charge. Admission for onlookers is two cans of food. This has been one of the area’s largest food drives over the last several years. As many as 500 kids will enter. Davis hopes these kids become the stars and fans of the future. ~Scott Ray

– See more at: http://courier-tribune.com/thrive-magazine/not-ready-ride-sunset-jerome-davis-still-has-job-he-loves 

ARCHDALE, NC TICKETS
For tickets call: 336-861-7673
Ticket Prices: $5-$20

Jerome Davis Official Website: http://www.jeromedavis.com/ 

Jerome Davis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerome-Davis/

WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

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WBFJ CONCERT @ THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR

WED OCT 8 IN THE GRANDSTAND AT 7:30PM

FEATURING: COLTON DIXON & JAMIE GRACE

The concert is FREE with Gate Admission to the Fair…
Wed Oct 8 is Lowes Foods Day @ the fair – 5 cans/boxes of Lowes Foods house brand gets free admission. Proceeds go to Crisis Control Ministry.

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For more information go to www.wbfj.fm

2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam

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2nd Annual Summer Jam For Cancer Slam!

Saturday June 14th at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson!

Poker Run 
Registration: 9am – 10:30am
$15/Hand
50/50 Split Best Hand
Prize For Worst Hand

Live Music All Day 10am – 5pm By:
Phixius || Floyd Circle Band || The Thermatones || Joel Ferris Project ||
Time Flyers || Smokin John & The Bourbon Bluez Band

Events
Bikini Bike Wash || Vendors || Raffle || Auction

Presented By:
The Hill Top Club & Smokin’ Harley-Davidson

For more information please call Bro. Bill @ 722-3106 or Tracy @ 997-3162

3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem

Visit Smokin’ Harley on the web @ www.smokinharley.com/summer-jam.htm

Triad Dog Games June 7-8, 2014 (update)

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A free, community event to benefit The Sergei Foundation charity
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Saturday, June 7: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. has changed to 3 p.m.-8 p.m. ~Phillip Fullerton Saturday events are changing to 3PM-8PM due to Maya Angelou’s funeral and the likely event that federal officials will be there. Sunday times have not changed.
Sunday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 7 & 8, 2014 at Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem. Compete or spectate as dogs run, jump, dive and retrieve in a variety of competitions.

Save the date for this high-energy event at Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem. This two-day public event will showcase dogs running, jumping, diving, and retrieving in a variety of competitions for dogs and is a fundraising event for our mission.  Visit our dedicated website at www.triaddoggames.com.

A fundraising event presented by The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

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Established in 2009, The Sergei Foundation is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) organization that has kept hundreds of animals with their owners by assisting financially with emergency-level vet care. Please read more about our organization and the animals we have helped by visiting our website, SergeiFoundation.org.

Can’t attend the event and would like to support our cause? Donations can be made and designated to help dogs, cats, or either get the veterinary care they need to keep them from unnecessary euthanization and with their loving family.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/triaddoggames/
Official Website: http://www.triaddoggames.com/