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Last Weekend Florida had it's first, I hope to be annual, gathering of the guard at Scooter Haven in Inglis, Florida. And though I understand it rained in this neck of the woods the weather was nothing but awesome for those who turned out for this event.
Over and over on PGR missions I hear the words, "adapt and overcome." This event was no exception.
1. First there was a major publication that delisted the event for nebulous reasons. Not cool.
2. If a sound system can screw up it will do so at the most inopportune times and so it did
despite Pickles herculean attempts to get it working right.
3. An unplanned Funeral rolled in about the middle of Saturday to spread the ashes of a brother at the ship. Which doubles as the bandstand.
4. Their was a threat of rain that did not occur.
I don't know if anyone got a head count. But I'm thinking for a first time try the turn out was good. Especially when you consider the problems. Major kudos to Greek who pulled out all the stops to make this a true thank you Rally and to Spud who cooked mucho good burgers. Thanks to Joy of Joy and Sin entertainment who gave her all to provide entertainment while the sound was being worked on and thanks to all that attended.
There were vendors, good music when the sound worked and good folk to share good times with. One can only hope this will become and annual event.
It's my understanding that Sneaky Snake out of P.C. got a promotion and recognition at the event. If I have this wrong someone correct me. If I got right then it is well deserved as he has PGR running through his veins and has that unique ability to treat people like people. Neat concept huh! So congrats (I hope).
Those of us from this neck of the woods beat it back to Tally to ride to attend the posthumous promotion ceremony for SPC Robert Allen Wise at the McMillan National Guard Armory on Sunday the 13th. This was one of the largest turnouts we have had in the tally area with riders from Panama City and Jacksonville. It was awesome when we we pulled up to his mothers house to escort her to the Armory. Even more awesome was when she said it was the best ride she had in her life.
There was a ceremony at the Capital for Veterans Thursday that I regretfully missed. If anyone has any pics we would gladly post them.
Thanks to Greek, Duck Tape, and others who help with taking pics. Sooner or later we will get them ALL up.Add to Technorati Favorites