One of the new things available will be having the participants picture taken by a professional photographer—Carey Strupp Carpenter and put in a beautiful frame that the ATR committee has had commissioned.
The Committee recently received some very nice donations for the live auction to be held at the end of the ride in Boltonville Firemen’s Park. The first was a signed Packer jersey from Devante Adams. This jersey was donated by Gordie Boucher Ford/Lincoln of West Bend. The second recent donation for the auction is a burn pit ring from Ameriquip of Kiel. There are pictures of these items attached. These along with an American flag consist of 52 pieces of wood which took over 30 hours to construct will be auctioned off to help raise funds for the various organizations the American Tribute Ride supports.
The ATR committee as always is looking for volunteers and prizes for our annual event at the end of the ride in Boltonville. In addition, the committee is seeking sponsors for the ride to help offset the costs. Every donor will be able to have their name displayed during the day to show the committee’s gratitude.
The American Tribute Ride supports the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial, Wisconsin Youth Burn Camp, Concerns of Police Survivors-Wisconsin, Veterans Housing and Recovery Program at King, and Stars and Stripes Honor Flights. Last year the ride donated $1,500.00 to the WSFM, $1,000.00 to Badger Honor Flights, $750.00 to Concerns of Police Survivors-Wisconsin, $500.00 to the Burn Camp and $700.00 to Veterans Housing and Recovery Program.
The 2018 American Tribute Ride is set to kick off the fourth Saturday in July [the 28th]. We are actively planning the event with a fantastic route along Lake Winnebago with stops at Town of Calumet Fire Station, Waldo Memorial Hall, and ending at the Boltonville Fire Station. The event begins at the Forest Junction Fire Station on USH-10 and WI-57/32, 8 miles east of Kaukauna. At Forest Junction participants will be able to observe a very moving memorial to those that perished on 9-11-2011.
Pre-registration is available at here on the website, Facebook, or contact Ron Naab at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262/629-9749.