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Making a difference: Tallassee motorcycle benefit ride


A motorcycle benefit ride to remember 4-year old Summer Paige, The little girl died in her front yard last week in Tallassee after being attacked by a dog, has been set up.

Kim Johnson first brought the idea to the table to her friends.

"We talked about it and organized it in 20 minutes," Johnson said.

Fellow rider Margaret Self didn't hesitate to sign up.

"This is about giving and helping someone in need," Self said.

Now Johnson says 20 more have agreed to ride their motorcycles in the benefit ride, a number that continues to grow.

"Everybody is invited," Johnson said.

It gets underway this weekend; pre-registration starts at 7 p.m. on Friday at the VFW in Tallassee, and again on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Winn Dixie parking lot. The entry fees call for $20 per motorcycle, $5 for a rider and a flat $20 for anyone who wants to drive a truck or car.

Johnson says every bit of the money will go to the family.

"It's to help the mother with finances," Johnson said.

The ride begins at 11 a.m. from the Winn Dixie parking lot.

From the parking lot, motorcyclists and motorists will leave Winn Dixie and travel to Lake Martin and back. It's about a 60 mile round trip, a trip to remember Summer Paige.

Although Sandra Kay Conner didn't know Summer, she will be thinking of her on the road.

"I'll be thinking about what the family has been going through and what we hope to accomplish," Conner said.

Three ladies, three friends, three people willing to make a difference. It won't bring Summer back but her family will know their compassion and sacrifice.

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