Registration for Let’s Ride Through the Country, a motorcycle benefit honoring the memories of U.S. Army Sgt. Tanner Higgins and 2003 Winnsboro High School graduate Nick Morris, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the rodeo grounds in Winnsboro City Park.
Higgins, an elite Army Ranger, was killed while on duty in Afghanistan in April 2012. His mother is Winnsboro native Patti Stone Sells. He is the grandson of Martha and Roy Dickens of Winnsboro. He was a 2007 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. At the time of his death, he was married to the former Shelby Allen of Yantis.
Nick Morris, a star athlete at Winnsboro High School, died suddenly in the summer of 2003, shortly after his high school graduation.
The registration fee is $20 per bike. Cars are also welcome. There is no specific destination, just a “ride through the awesome back roads of Wood, Upshur, Camp and Franklin counties,” according to information provided by event organizers. There will be no raffle or stops in town.
Bring your own snacks and beverages for the ride. A barbecue sandwich, drink and chips will be available beginning at 6 p.m. for a donation of $5.
There will be live music inside the arena beginning at 7 p.m. Admission fee is $5.
Donations will be accepted before and after the ride.
All proceeds wil be applied to the Tanner Higgins Military Scholarship Fund at Sulphur Springs High School and the Nick Morris Memorial Scholarship Fund at Winnsboro High School.
For more information, contact Carla Cordova at 903-440-3836 or Sherri Baker at 903-438-3529.
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