CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
Patrick Ankley, Zachary Jacques, Andrew Burgett & Raymond Pytkeski
Patrick Ankley, of North Branch, Zachary Jacques, of Imlay City, Andrew Burgett, of Lapeer and Raymond Pytkeski, of North Branch are this week’s Caughtcha being Good recipients. Recently, they assisted a fellow boater whose pontoon boat battery had failed and towed it to the Elk River boat launch on Bridge St. Thank you for your assistance! You were Caught being Good.
11 – Legged Lake Tour
On Saturday, August 19, Elk Rapids will host the 11-Legged Lake Tour, a bicycle or walk fundraiser. The 11-Legged Lake Tour was originally created to honor Ryan Giannini, who passed away at the age of 20. The ride consisted of six riders, one an above the knee amputee (hence the 11 legs), cycling from the State Capitol to Elk Rapids to raise money for new bikes for the Chalfonte House. The Chalfonte House is a haven for adolescents with chronic or terminal illness.
The event, coordinated by Ryan’s parents Rich and Cindy Giannini, allows participants to enjoy beautiful northwest Michigan. The tour offers three different scenic routes for advanced (100km), intermediate (50km), and beginners/families (25km). Also, a strolling option is offered for those without bikes. “Wonder Walk” along breathtaking lakes and through the scenic village and small town of Elk Rapids.
The tour starts and ends at Cherryland Middle School in Elk Rapids, with registration available the day of the event from 7 to 9 a.m. Registration, $40/individual and $80/families, includes breakfast featuring Michigan’s own “Farmboy Flapjacks,” delicious lunch upon return and complimentary entry into a raffle.
For a registration form or for more information, please visit the 11-Legged Lake Tour’s website at www.11-leggedlaketour.weebly.com
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