Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

March 3, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — We also have right to not vote

The letter complaining about the lack of voting in the recent special election completely misses the point.

In our voting system, the one with the most votes prevails. If a person chooses not to vote, that is that person’s right.

 This is our democracy and the results of an election will be binding on the one who voted as well as the one who did not vote.

Jim Stavros, Ashland

Shelter adds cars to 2nd bike ride

The Shelter of Hope is gearing up for its second annual “Harley for the Homeless” benefit motorcycle ride on May 25.

 Last year we raised $1,900 during the ride to help us to continue to support homeless families in the area. In an effort to reach our goal of raising $2,500, we have expanded to include the “Hot-Rod for the Homeless” car show this year.

Registration for the motorcycle ride will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Ashland. Registration is $20 for singles and $25 for double riders. Each registered biker will receive a free pancake breakfast and be eligible for door prizes.

All types of motorcycles are welcome, including scooters. Kick-stands will go up at 10:30 a.m. after a short ceremony honoring a homeless veteran who passed while participating in our program last year. The ride will end around 1 p.m. at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. 

Registration for the car show will take place at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the show will end at 3 p.m.

All makes and models of hot-rods are welcome. There will be awards for the most patriotic car and the popular vote. Entertainment, door prizes and free lunch will be provided for those registered for the show and benefit ride.

We are looking for businesses to sponsor the breakfast for our bikers, as well as door prizes. We are also looking for individuals and groups of volunteers to help us make this year a success.

The Shelter of Hope is at 2944 Winchester Ave., Ashland. We can be reached by calling (606) 324-6700.

Candy Goldie, VISTA, public relations coordinator. Shelter of Hope

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