Thanks to Gardiner businesses, riders and volunteers from near and far, the third annual “Here Comes the Sun” motorcycle run on June 5th raised nearly $10,000! The event featured a two-hour scenic motorcycle ride and “after” party with live music. Funds raised will bring suicide prevention programs, mental health awareness and anti-bullying campaigns to high schools and colleges in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland Counties.
A special thanks to The Village Market & Bakery; Café Mio; Bistro Mountain Store; Ireland Corners General Store; Skydive the Ranch, Inc; Jenkinstown Day Spa; The Gold Fox; Tantillo’s Farm Market; Wrights Farm Market, and ImageINK for supporting us. Next year’s event is June 4. (Editor’s note: the author participated in memory of her brother, who took his life in 2007.)