ATV ride to benefit domestic violence victims

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Start your engines to support victims of domestic violence.
Community Health of East Tennessee’s Family Services Center will host an all-terrain vehicle charity ride 10 a.m., April 27. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the Family Services Center, according to Rebecca Herrill from the agency.
“We’re looking forward to it,” LaFollette Police Chief Jimmy Jeffries said. “We hope it goes real well. Hopefully, this will be a good community building event.”
Jeffries and Sgt. Rick Ford will lead the ride, which will begin at the parking lot behind city hall, and follow a 20-mile route through the wildlife manage area. The ride will include such points of interest as the Top of the World overlook, Ollis Creek Falls and Evelyn Powell Dam, according to the flier.
Halfway through the ride there will be a break.
“We’ll be stopping at the [Interstate 75] 141 exit,” Jeffries said.
Riders will be able to get drinks, use the restroom and fill up their ATVs with fuel.
When riders return to LaFollette, there will be a cookout in Dr. Lee J. Seargeant Park—hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be provided, according to the flier. T-shirts will also be given away.
Those interested can pre-register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaFollette City Hall, Jeffries said. The cost is $25 per vehicle.
In order to participate in the ride, at least one person in each vehicle must have either a permit to ride in the Royal Blue area or a hunting license, Jeffries said.
Those under 18 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.