Benefit motorcycle ride, grill set for Saturday

September 18, 2017 - bbq set

Friends of Brian and Wendy Cox, who were severely harmed in a motorcycle pile-up in May, are holding a advantage motorcycle float and grill to lift income to assistance compensate a bills.

Brian Cox, a emissary with a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, and his wife, Wendy, were roving a motorcycle roving south on U.S. 17 in Chocowinity when a automobile incited left during a intersection of Sand Hole Road, Whichard’s Beach Road and U.S. 17 and strike a side of a motorcycle, throwing a integrate off.

Since a wreck, Brian Cox has returned to light avocation during a sheriff’s office, though Wendy Cox is still struggling with her injuries, has problem walking, might need some-more medicine and has not been means to lapse to work, according to BonnieRay Guthrie.

“Wendy unequivocally does have a prolonged highway ahead,” Guthrie said.

Guthrie, along with her husband, Detective Shane Guthrie, are organizing a event.

The Saturday eventuality will start about 9 a.m. during Hometown Harley-Davidson during 2300 Elaines Way only off N.C. 11 nearby Forlines Road near Winterville,. Riders on any kind of motorcycle are welcome. After riders are gathered, a 70-mile float will start about 10:30 a.m. The cost of participating in a float is $20, and that includes a grill cooking after a ride.

The backyard grill also will take place during a motorcycle emporium with food from Moore’s Barbecue. Everyone is acquire to come to a meal.

“There will be a cornhole tournament, a horseshoes contest and a live band,” Guthrie said.

The band, Stairwell, posted on a Facebook page:  “On Sep 23rd we’ll take partial in personification a Backyard BBQ for Brian and Wendy Cox. They were in a terrible motorcycle accident. With critical injuries, there were some really costly medical bills. For those that can, greatfully come out and uncover your support.”

There will be raffles for present certificates and for a gun donated by Colt’s Guns and Pawn, Guthrie said. She went from grill to grill and from emporium to emporium seeking for present certificates, and about 50 restaurants and businesses donated them. There will also be some vendors during a event, who betrothed to present their proceeds, she said.

“We wish to lift between $5,000 and $10,000,” she said.

It’s a family event, she said, and there will be a glow lorry for a kids to check out.

Tickets for a grill cooking are $10 and tickets for both a float and a grill are accessible during a event.

A account called a Cox Family Fund has also been started during a First Bank during 1201 E Arlington Blvd., for anyone who can't attend a eventuality though would like to donate.

Contact Beth Velliquette during or during 252-329-9566.


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