FAISON — In a couple of weeks, Denise Troublefield hopes many bikers come to town and rev their engines to help rescue workers.
The Suttontown EMS Ladies Auxiliary is hosting “Born To We Wild,” its first-ever motorcycle ride. For the organization, it was a way to step outside the box when it came to having fundraisers. Troublefield, president of the auxiliary, said it’ll be a departure from from spaghetti or chicken dinners.
“Every year we just try to keep doing something different, that way we won’t be doing the same thing over and over again,” Troublefield said. “After awhile people get burnt-out with the same thing.”
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Suttontown Rescue Building, 5680 Suttontown Road, Faison. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ride is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person or $25 for each couple.
“I’m just hoping and praying that at 8 o’clock the whole parking lot is full,” she said. “I’m just hope the town is full with two-wheelers that day.”
The 30-mile course will begin at the Suttontown rescue building and will continue around the town. After returning to the building, hot dogs and hamburgers will be served along with ice cream for dessert. There will also be a drawing and door prizes for participants.
Each year the Suttontown EMS Ladies Auxiliary tries to raise funds to help with the upkeep of the rescue squad building. Currently, the members are in the process of remodeling the kitchen. Troublefield said the organization helps the rescue workers in a variety of ways. If there’s a fire or traffic accident, members help by preparing meals for volunteers or helping with other needs.
Troublefield is the wife of EMS worker Anthony Troublefield, someone she said is very dedicated to the job. She also believes it’s important to support emergency personnel and her community.
“Being on this auxiliary is very important because I get to meet with the greatest bunch of ladies,” she said about the group, which consist of seven members. “We talk together about things and we laugh. There’s always a lesson to be learned during my auxiliary meetings. It’s always a positive thing and I like to be around positive people.”
She’s hoping for a big turnout on Aug. 15.
Troublefield does not ride a motorcycle, but she hopes the parking lot of the EMS building is filled with them soon.
“They’re wonderful to look at,” she said. “I like four wheels instead of two.”
The auxiliary will also accept donations and items for prizes at 6 a.m. prior to the registration period. Fore more information about participating or donating door prizes before the event, contact Troublefield at 910-990-7896 or 910-594-1910.
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