Kersting’s Cycle Center presented it’s 9th annual charity event Saturday. Jason Kersting said the Motorcycle, Music and Memories event was a success.
“It’s a big festival that we put on here at the shop and it’s only for one day,” said Kersting. “We have the food vendors come in, we had four live bands and the actual motorcycle ride took off at 1:00 p.m. ET and that ride collects donations to the MDA and it’s in memory of Nella Kersting. That raised $1,090 just from a few guys getting together to go for a ride. I know that my mother would be really honored to know that event is taking place in her name.”
But the $1,000 dollars brought in for the ride was not all.
“This year we brought in over $1,000 and $5,000 was donated from the gate fees to the Nella Kersting Scholarship Fund that local area students in high schools get to apply for.”
This day was also a big fund raiser for the Starke County A.B.A.T.E. Chapter. Through their beer garden, they raised funds for an annual Christmas party
where toys are handed out to needy children.
“The Kankakee Valley Hog Chapter worked so hard all day long helping us put this together. We also had the high school band and choir departments out here doing a bike wash and I think they were able to raise a little bit of money for the music department as well.”
Jason Kersting also wanted to thank all of the vendors who set up for the day.