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Motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit area schools

Article Date: 
11 October, 2013 (All day)

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.
Registration for Ride For Our Schools begins Saturday at noon at Morgan High School, 344 E. Young Street.  The motorcycle ride through Eden, the North Ogden Divide, and Morgan begins at 1 p.m. sharp and ends at the Round Valley Golf Course.
The community dinner with barbecue ribs and chicken on the menu begins at the golf course, 1875 Round Valley Road, at 4:30 p.m.
Whether you hop on your motorcycle and participate in the fall colors ride, or just come for dinner, each participant will get a chance to win prizes including over $1,000 worth of gift cards, horseback riding, teeth whitening, ski lift tickets, overnight stays, restaurants, hair products, dog grooming, fitness center memberships, birthday cakes, oil changes, golf clubs and fireworks. 
There will be additional chances to win these prizes that evening with the purchase of raffle tickets.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be divided among the four schools in the Morgan County School District.  
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Lilia Allen spearheaded the fundraising event.  Allen has worked night and day with her committee for months now to assure a successful evening.  This caught the attention of MOREPAC, a new political action committee (PAC), who decided to throw their support behind this event.  
Chairman John Barber said the political action committee was formed to support fiscal responsibility of elected officials with traditional family values in mind.  The PAC has seven committees to keep an eye on local politics including the Morgan County Council, Morgan City Council, education, chamber of commerce, economic development, state legislature, and public relations.  
“We want to be responsible citizens and stay involved with day-to-day activities in Morgan,” said Barber, who has been an active leader in the Morgan community for the last 30 years.  “We need to nurture business in this community so our children can continue living and working here.”
The PAC is nonpartisan, but conservative in nature, Barber said.  
“We are looking for fiscal responsibility in the county, state and even federally,” Barber said.