The Red Knights PA Chapter 41 held its 3rd Annual Blake Lawrence Poker Run on Saturday, July 27, 2013. This year’s ride benefitted two year old Darin “Ty” Griffie. The poker run began at Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services, located at 177 Carlisle Springs Road. The additional poker stops included Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, Friendship Fire Company in Newville, North Mountain Inn and Shermans Dale Fire Company. The final stop was back at Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services where there was plenty of door prizes and food being offered. Also on hand was a static display of classic and antique cars. We had the pleasure of having Ty and his family present during the event on Saturday. Adrienne Griffie, mother of Ty, spoke to the group about Ty’s rare congenital birth defect called Fibular Hemimelia and the struggles the family had in making the decision to amputate Ty’s right foot. And of course, Ty put the icing on the cake when he took the microphone from his mom and thanked the entire group! Later in the day, the Red Knights presented Ty with a vintage fire truck pedal car, which he was very excited with since he loves fire trucks! Mary Jane Zeigler, Bryan Gembusia and Rick Reighard, South Middleton Township Supervisors as well as Home Depot representatives presented Ty and his family with various other gifts such as a commemorative 911 flag and coins.
The Red Knights PA Chapter 41 would like to thank the following:
Brethren in Christ Church
Mark and Ali Bernheimer
Friendship Fire Company, Newville
North Mountain Inn
Carlisle Fire and Rescue Services
Shermans Dale Fire Company
Juke Box Hits
Nells Shurfine Markets
Mary Jane Zeigler
It was a long day for the Red Knights group but definitely worth every minute!
Photos to follow shortly!