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Highway Legends FOV Benefit in Clayton, NY, May 20-22

 

HIGHWAY LEGENDS 6th ANNUAL TWO NATIONS 1000 ISLANDS EXTRAVAGANZA

benefitting Feed Our Vets and its programs to feed hungry Veterans and their families

FRIDAY MAY 20TH, SATURDAY MAY 21st AND SUNDAY MAY 22nd, 2016
CEROW RECREATION PARK, CLAYTON, NY
Gates open on Friday 5pm-8pm for a Cruise in/ Saturday 9am-7pm/ Sunday 10am-4pm (no early birds please!)
(Rain or Shine)
Car, Truck and Motorcycle show. . .FREE!! Suggested donation of $5.00 per car or non-perishable food item for everyone who brings a specialty vehicle, truck, farm tractor, modified tractor, race car . . .. etc!! All years welcome!! FREE admission for spectators!
Charity event for Feed our Vets and Watertown Boxing Club!
Over 50 different crafters and Vendors!
Hours of entertainment, food, crafts, vendors, parade, face painter, demonstrations, kids games, chicken BBQ, model car contest, exhibits and of course, cars, trucks and motorcycles!!!
Live music on 2 stages. USA Boxing Sanctioned event.
Model Car contest.
Dash plaques along w/ goodie bags for first 300 vehicles! Trophies awarded on Sunday afternoon.
Go to www.highwaylegends.us for more information and to download registration forms.

vehicle registration 2016

Track Michael Beattie’s Ride Across America for Feed Our Vets

Michael Beattie’s progress so far on his Ride Across America

Michael Beattie, a 67-year-old Navy Veteran is biking across America to raise awareness and support for hungry Veterans.  So far Mike has traveled over 2,400 miles, from Storrs, CT to Delta, PA to Baltimore, MD, to Rockville, MD; Washington, DC;  Suffolk, VA; Bern, NC; Topsail, NC; Wilmington, NC; Monks Corner, SC; Stateboro, GA; Folkston, GA, and now Orange Beach, AL.  You go Mike!  We’ll keep everyone posted.

Michael Beattie

Michael served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971.  He is from Storrs, Connecticut, and recently sold his home so he could use the proceeds to fund a 12,000 mile bicycle trip around the US to help raise money and awareness of the hungry Veteran problem we face in this country.

This past year, after his retirement from his locksmith and  security business, Michael had the opportunity to travel around the US in a camper, and it was then that he was exposed to hungry America Veterans. He stopped at a McDonalds for a cup of coffee one day  in New Mexico.

There was a man holding a sign that read, “I’m a homeless Veteran. I want a job but no one will hire me. I am also hungry.”

Michael ordered a couple burgers, went outside, talked to the man and gave him the food. The man was moved to tears, and hugged Michael. It was then that Michael knew he had to do something about Veteran hunger.  He witnessed so many Veterans with signs begging for food  and living on the street in every State he traveled through. That’s when he started thinking what crazy kind of thing could he do to get enough attention that maybe people would donate money to help. Lots of people ride across the country to raise money, but he never heard of anyone (especially at 67) that has ridden completely around the country.

Michael estimates that the trip will take 5 months of 80-100 miles a day of riding on a bicycle, if all goes well.

He says, “This will be a great challenge for me as I have had three spinal surgeries, including steel rods and screws holding my lower back  together. I have had many major surgeries in the past eight years, and am kind of rebuilt: shoulders,arms, wrists back, neck and much more. But I am very committed to doing this and have been working on the details for over a year. One of the things I can still do physically is ride a bike, so let the games begin!   As I am self funding my trip and 100% of the money I raise will go to buy food through the Feed Our Vets organization.”

Michael plans on starting out on his journey this Spring.  We’ll keep you posted.

Donate now to support Michael Beattie’s Ride Across America for Veteran Hunger.

Order Your Feed Our Vets Patch Today

 

Feed Our Vets Patches 2 in. by 2 in. $5.00 each, shipping included. Go to the Feed Our Vets donation page and pay. In “This gift is in honor or memory of someone” section make sure to write”Patch”.  

Or send $5.00 to FOV POB 1 New York Mills, NY 13417. 

67 Year Old Navy Veteran Will Bike Across America for Hungry Veterans

Michael Beattie

Michael Beattie, a soon-to-be 67-year-old Navy Veteran plans to bike across America to raise awareness and support for hungry Veterans.

Michael served in the Navy from 1967 to 1971.  He is from Storrs, Connecticut, and recently sold his home so he could use the proceeds to fund a 12,000 mile bicycle trip around the US to help raise money and awareness of the hungry Veteran problem we face in this country.

This past year, after his retirement from his locksmith and  security business, Michael had the opportunity to travel around the US in a camper, and it was then that he was exposed to hungry America Veterans. He stopped at a McDonalds for a cup of coffee one day  in New Mexico.

There was a man holding a sign that read, “I’m a homeless Veteran. I want a job but no one will hire me. I am also hungry.”

Michael ordered a couple burgers, went outside, talked to the man and gave him the food. The man was moved to tears, and hugged Michael. It was then that Michael knew he had to do something about Veteran hunger.  He witnessed so many Veterans with signs begging for food  and living on the street in every State he traveled through. That’s when he started thinking what crazy kind of thing could he do to get enough attention that maybe people would donate money to help. Lots of people ride across the country to raise money, but he never heard of anyone (especially at 67) that has ridden completely around the country.

Michael estimates that the trip will take 5 months of 80-100 miles a day of riding on a bicycle, if all goes well.

He says, “This will be a great challenge for me as I have had three spinal surgeries, including steel rods and screws holding my lower back  together. I have had many major surgeries in the past eight years, and am kind of rebuilt: shoulders,arms, wrists back, neck and much more. But I am very committed to doing this and have been working on the details for over a year. One of the things I can still do physically is ride a bike, so let the games begin!   As I am self funding my trip and 100% of the money I raise will go to buy food through the Feed Our Vets organization.”

Michael plans on starting out on his journey this Spring.  We’ll keep you posted.

Donate now to support Michael Beattie’s Ride Across America for Veteran Hunger.

 

New Feed Our Vets Business Sponsors in Utica

Feed Our Vets Utica is proud to announce two new business sponsors for our work feeding hungry Veteran families.

Express Employment Professionals

“The Oneida and Madison County Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in August of 2013 and services the Mohawk Valley and serves over 100 business clients across multiple industries. Express Employment Professionals of the Mohawk Valley currently has over 300 associates working in different businesses across Oneida, Madison and Herkimer Counties. Express offers a full range of employment solutions including evaluation hire, temporary/flexible staffing, professional recruitment and a variety of human resource services. Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many business clients as possible find good people.”

Express Employment Professionals – Mohawk Valley, NY

118 Columbia Street, Suite 103
The Landmarc Building
Utica, NY 13502

p: 315-790-5723
f: 315-790-5618

 

Trailer Marketing Services

“The TMS name has been around for over 15 years and is owned and operated by the Moyer Family. Built and developed by Brent Moyer, Trailer Marketing Services, Inc. quickly became a staple in enclosed and custom trailer sales in the Central New York area, carrying seven different trailer lines. After much success, in 1995, Brent became the Regional Sales Representative for Bri-mar and soon established Trailer Marketing Services, Inc. as the largest regional sales office for Bri-mar Trailers in the Northeastern US.

Brent’s youngest son, Jeff Moyer, joined the family business in 2010. Jeff’s wife, Molly, came on board a year later.

Sadly, in 2012, the patriarch of the family team and President of Trailer Marketing Services, Inc., Brent Moyer, was diagnosed with cancer. A little less than a year later, Brent passed away, leaving the business to his family.

Currently, Trailer Marketing Services, Inc. continues to remain the largest regional sales office for BWise & Bri-mar trailers in the Northeastern United States with Jeff filling his father’s shoes. Jeff has worked very hard to expand his BWise & Bri-mar dealer network throughout the Northeast and also grow Trailer Marketing Services into a Distribution Center for BWise and Bri-mar trailers. The retail side of Trailer Marketing Services has also been going strong, now carrying 4 lines of cargo and utility trailers, with all sales and operations primarily managed by Jeff and his wife, Molly. Sean Crolick joined the team in 2014 as the head trailer technician, managing all trailer preps and minor repairs.

Together, with their own passion and vision for the future of Trailer Marketing Services, the team strives to continue the legacy that Jeff’s father, Brent, worked so hard to build.”

Trailer Marketing Services Inc.
4560 State Route 233

Clinton, NY. 13323
US

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Phone:
(800) 277-4942

 

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