Friday, June 27, 2008

Bike Run and Family Fun on Sunday, July 13, 2008--Benefit Miracles for Marissa

Bike Run and Family Fun for Miracles for Marissa, Sunday, July 13, 2008Posted by Joanne Quinn-Smith on June 27, 2008 at 10:00am

If you have come through the West End Circle lately you will see signs that say West End Circle Construction and various road closures. You may also be frustrated by the traffic but YOU CAN GET INTO THE WEST END to patronize local businesses such as Carol's Restaurant and Hometown Sports Deli.

Yes, the merchant's are struggling and that's why you should support places like Carol's Restaurant and European Treasures which offers outstanding collectibles, and unique jewelry, gift items and cards at reasonable prices, but despite the struggles there is still heart in the West End and lots of it.

You have heard me talk and write about Miracles for Marissa and the jam sessions for her benefit but summer is not a great time for indoor jam sessions so Carol Carmichael is literally taking Marissa's cause to the streets. On Sunday, July 13 local bike enthusiasts have planned a 50 mile run from Carol's on Main St to Mary's Motorcycle Haven in Florence, Pa. The bike run will start off with festiviites at Carol's at 10:00 AM with a clown and magicians and end at Mary's Motorcycle Haven with hot dogs, pop and door prizes, then return to Carol's for music and dancing in the street.

The run will return to Carol's for family entertainment with Acoustic Jamage from 1 to 3 PM and Steve Shaeffer Trio from 3 PM to 5 PM. Jazz trio drummer will be selling and signing his book, "Drummer for the Mob" at Carol's and all proceeds will benefit Miracles for Marissa.

Marissa's 42nd surgery is on July 23 and there are many expenses which are uncovered. If you wish to donate a door prize, entertainment, time, sponsor a rider or just donate cash please contact Carol at: 412-921-2627 or 412-225-1293. For a great Sunday afternoon of family fun come to the West End for Miracles for Marissa's Bike Run and Family Fun on July 16 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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