The Morning News â€“Â Katie Harris
Colleen Morgan (left) and Susan Jensen (right) have organized the first "Rollin' for a Cause" event to benefit local children living with Juvenile Diabetes. The event takes place this Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.
The event, "Rollin' for a Cause," will begin at 10 a.m. with a motorcycle ride, although all wheels (cars, trucks, etc.) are welcome to join. Riders will check-in at the Hitching Post in Blackfoot. At 11 a.m. they will ride to Red Pony in Inkom, then on to Blue Moon in Lava, then 5 Mile in Chubbuck and back to the Elks Lodge in Blackfoot. The cost is $10 and includes raffle tickets. Cost for an additional passenger is $5.
In addition to the ride, a family-friendly dinner will begin at the Elks Lodge at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. and a dance with live music by Grove City Connection at 9 p.m. The cost for dinner is $7.50 per person or $3.50 for kids under 12 years old.
Several items will be auctioned including a rafting trip for two down the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, artwork by Willie Preacher, an overnight stay and dinner in Jackpot, Nev., weekend cabins at Lakeside Lodge, lodging in Jackson Hole, passes to Lagoon and Lava Hot Springs and various services, certificates and gift baskets.
In addition to the auction, there will also be a raffle with several items to give away, including a 1987 Buick Skylark donated by Homeland Auto with a new paint job by Cameron Perkins at the Auto Body Shop and a log picnic table donated by Pratt Logging.
Raffle tickets are $10 for an arms-length and are on sale now at Homeland Auto, 420 W. Highway 26, or by calling Susan Jensen at 681-4846.
Organizers are still taking donations and can contact Jensen or drop items off at the Elks Lodge. Cash donations can be made at any Idaho Central Credit Union under the name "Rollin' for a Cause."
Funds raised will directly benefit children in Bingham County with juvenile diabetes. The exact kind of help will be determined on an individual basis depending on need.
"Awareness and education are so important," said Jensen. "People need to understand what these children go through. We have tried to think outside the box with this and we hope it will make a difference. If you know a diabetic child in Bingham County call us and suggest a name. We need help to find them and we will do all we can to help."
For more information, contact Susan Jensen at 681-4846 or Colleen Morgan at 870-8562.