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2014 Peter Lavery Memorial Ride Thanks

The 10th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Run took place on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Churchill Park in Newington. Despite the early morning rain, aka Liquid Sunshine, a couple of hundred bikes came out to ride, escorted by many police motor units from throughout the state. This event would not have been possible without the tremendous amount of support and assistance from family, friends and local businesses. Newington Police Department, Newington Parks and Recreation and Newington Volunteer Fire Departments also assisted in so many ways.
We are very appreciative of the generosity of the sponsors who donated their resources, time and staff to help us out. Stew Leonardís provided lunch following the ride, a huge grill and staff to help with the cooking. Brown Development Inc. and their crew of volunteers took charge of the cooking and serving details. Starbucks Coffee of Main St. Newington donated the coffee. Nick Gallicchio and his staff from The Bar and Grill in Newington provided other refreshments. Mark Christopher, from Shark Entertainment provided the music. Pat Whelan from the CT State Police Pipes & Drums played the bagpipes, followed by Susan Lavery Hilerio singing our National Anthem. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC helped with pulling the permit for the ride route, advertising and ride day promotions. Reality Workwear Corporation printed the t-shirts for us. Keri Egan Greenblatt designed the flyers, and Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc. printed the flyers and posters. General Paving and Construction Corporation, Sirois Tool and Grady Automotive made very much appreciated monetary donations. We also receive support from Sign Pro, Inc. with the sponsor signs and the Drain Doctor who helps out with their services on the Ride Day. Mickey Finnís Honda of Berlin, Connecticut Police Supply of Newington and Gengras Harley-Davidson of East Hartford sold t-shirts. Donny and Gina Lavery set up a booth and sold shirts at the Newington Extravaganza in addition to helping with many other tasks.

This yearís t-shirt design was selected by the committee from the many entries to our contest, and was a very fitting design for the 10th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride. Many thanks to Jonathan Cloutier of Newington High School, Class of 2014 for designing the shirt front and Aaron Jay of William H. Hall High School, Class of 2014 for designing the shirt back. Thanks to Claire Wyman, of William H. Hall High School for designing the artwork for the banners, road signs and sponsor signs. Remember 2523!

It means so much to have the support of so many people and businesses in our community who sponsor this ride in a number of ways, who come out to ride their motorcycles, volunteer at the ride, buy a t-shirt, watch the riders pass by on the road, many waving their arms and flags in a show of support and remembrance or by making a monetary donation to the Scholarship Fund.
A Heartfelt Thanks to all who sponsored, volunteered, participated, made a purchase or donation or watched the ride go by!! Hope to see you all next year!

2014 Peter Lavery Memorial Run shirts can still be purchased at Connecticut Police Supply, 105 Fenn Rd. Newington or by mail to: MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 44, East Berlin, CT 06023, or by message to Facebook.

2014 T-Shirt Design (Front and Back)

We wish to extend a very special thank you to all of our sponsors who continue to support our ride each and every year, as well as our new sponsors each year. Their generosity and support is so greatly appreciated! The 9th Annual MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Ride sponsors included:

Stew Leonardís, Newington, CT
Brown Development Corp.
Shark Entertainment
Starbucks from Main Street, Newington, CT
General Paving & Construction Corp.
Reality Workwear Corporation
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, of Hartford, CT
The Bar & Grill of Newington, CT
Grady Automotive of Berlin, CT
Mickey Finns Honda, Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT
Connecticut Police Supply, Newington, CT
Gengras Harley-Davidson, East Hartford, CT
Sirois Tool, Berlin, CT

A very special thank you to the Newington Parks and Recreation Department, the Newington Police Department and the Newington Fire Department. Without all of their support and assistance, we would not be able to hold this event!

A special thank you to all of the motor units that come from all over the state of CT to escort our ride each year. They help to keep us safe while riding in memory of MPO Peter Lavery.

A special thank you to Keri Egan Greenblatt, my cousin, for designing the flyer each year.

A special thank you to all of the volunteers who help us out the days and weeks before the ride, and also on the day of the ride. They give their time, talents and knowledge to help us put on a well organized ride each year.

A very special thank you to all of the riders who come out that day to support our event. Without all of you, we would not be able to raise the funds for the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

A thank you also to Sam's Club and Newington Price Chopper for their donation of gift cards.

The committee wishes the thank Jimmy and Craig Brown of Maguires Sports Bar for helping for the first 7 years. We wish them much success in their new business venture. You will still see them and their crew assisting with the food preparation at Churchill Park.

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