5th Annual Ride and Cook off - HUGE SuccessWritten by Mary Thornhill
5th Annual Dutch Battle Memorial Ride and Gumbo Cook Off
was a huge success with approximately 350 motorcyclists in attendance. The day's activities included live music from Soul Salvage Project in the morning and the Jeff Carrier Band in the afternoon.
The Opening Ceremony included the Hammond Fire Department presenting the colors, the National Anthem sung by Miss Heather Hand, followed by Amazing Grace performed on bagpipes by Keith Davis, what a moment it was!! The memorial ride included a two hour route through the beautiful backroads of the Florida Parishes.
Gumbo was ready upon their return and the motorcyclists were ready for it. We had over 22 stations of the best gumbo, chicken/sausage and seafood. LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell was one of our special guest and judges of the gumbo cook off. If you missed it, you certainly missed a good time, good eating and good music!! Of course, we must mentioned our vendors - what a shopping spree!!
Most importantly, it was a huge success for the Hammond Chapter in our continued effort to spread the message of awareness and safety.
Thanks to all and see you next year!!