Fifth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge Draws Crowd
Rocky Mount, NC - The Fifth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge was held at Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson on Saturday, May 19, 2012 raising $8,000 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 92 motorcycles and 108 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.
Special thanks to everyone who purchased motorcycle raffle tickets. C. T. Worrell of Rocky Mount (above) won the 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback valued at $17,600. Mr. Worrell, who was at the ride, said he plans to enjoy his new bike and shared that he has always wanted this style.
Thank you to the Fifth Annual Jack Laughery Ride for Knowledge sponsors: Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson, Behind Barz Motorcycle Magazine, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Carolina Eagle Budweiser Distributors, Inc., Chic-Fil-A of Cobb Corners, Institutional Interiors, 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: Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Doug Sauls' Bar-B-Q & Seafood and Canteen Vending.
NCC President Bill Carver (right) congratulates C. T. Worrell of Rocky Mount (left), the winner of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback raffle drawing held on Saturday, May 19th at Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson following the ride.
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Kelley Deal Nash Community College Public Relations Director 252-451-8235