Fourth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge Draws Crowd
The Fourth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge was held at Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 21, 2011 raising $9,000 for the Helen & Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarship Fund.
The annual event serves as a tribute to Jack Laughery, the former Chairman and CEO of Hardee's Food Systems, Inc., along with his wife Helen and their love of motorcycling and support of higher education.
The Helen and Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarship was established at Nash Community College to recognize the Laugherys' philanthropic endeavors and outstanding leadership for the betterment of the Nash/Rocky Mount area. This fund provides annual scholarships to help deserving nontraditional students who return to college to enhance their marketable job skills.
A total of 114 motorcycles and 142 riders enjoyed a ride escorted by the Nash County Sheriff's Office through scenic Nash County followed by an eastern NC-style Bar-B-Q lunch.
Thank you to the Fourth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge sponsors: Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Carolina Eagle Budweiser Distributors, Inc., Modern Electric Tattoo, Key Storage of Nashville, Wheeler-Woodlief, Nash County Sheriff's Office, Bissett Produce Co., Bobby Murray Toyota and Twin County Motorsports and in-kind sponsors: Krispy Kreme, Longstreet Printing, Westridge Grill, Rocky Mount H.O.G. Chapter, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Doug Sauls' Bar-B-Q & Seafood, Behind Barz Motorcycle Magazine and Institutional Interiors.
From left: Fourth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge Chairman Gary Brown, NCC President Bill Carver, Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson General Manager Jimmy Lyles, Helen Laughery and Miss Hoka Hey Whitney Crum. Special thanks to Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson for their support of the ride.
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Kelley Deal Nash Community College Public Relations Director 252-451-8235