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Goldwing Bikers keep up Angel tree tradition

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005


  Goldwing Riders Assoc director Carl Glick, Linda Williams, Preston Williams & Alex Zerbinos

Goldwing Riders Assoc director Carl Glick, Linda Williams, Preston Williams & Alex Zerbinos

The local chapter of the Goldwing Riders Association has become well known for their precision riding demonstrations in local parades and their summertime efforts to promote motorcycle riding safety. Now with their motorcycles in winter hibernation those Goldwing bikers got behind Beemun’s shopping carts last week, donning wings of angels as they reached deep into their club coffers to help local kids have a happier holiday. “We raise as much money as we can during the summer and at our annual meeting and then as many of our club members as can come out here to do the specific shopping for kids wishes that have been put on the Salvation Army Angel Trees,” said Preston Williams, Assistant Director of the Goldwing Riders Assoc.

According to Williams the club raised nearly $1,300 to buy gifts for the Angel Tree and Beemun’s Variety in Soldotna helped their dollars go even further this year by giving the club a special discount, “We pick out the special item that each little girl or boy has asked for. They start in age from two years on up, some of the kids want a special item of clothing and others a toy or game and we buy for as many as possible and attach the angel card to the gift, then the Salvation Army picks up the results of our shopping spree here tonight and does the distribution to the kids,” added Williams.

Salvation Army Angel Trees can be found at various locations throughout the Central Peninsula, for more information contact the Salvation Army at 283-3879.

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