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November 17, 2017

Participants in last year’s Kickstands Up For Kids fundraiser.

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Kingswood to host 2nd annual motorcycle benefit ride


BEAN STATION – Kingswood Home for Children will host its 2nd annual motorcycle benefit ride Saturday, August 26. “Kickstands Up For Kids” is a fundraiser to support the nonprofit, private children’s home. The police-escorted ride will begin at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, and end in Bean Station on the campus of Kingswood Home for Children, at the bottom of Clinch Mountain. Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m., and kickstands go up at 11a.m. Riders can preregister for the event at www.kingswoodkids.org. The cost is $10 per rider and T-shirts will be sold for $15. Kingswood has set a goal of 1,000 riders for the event. Food vendors will be available at the end of the ride, such as Holy Smokin BBQ, Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts, Smoky Mountain Snow and more. Kingswood Home for Children brings healing to hurting children and families in His name. Beginning in 1943, Kingswood served as an orphanage, school and place of healing for children in the East Tennessee area. Serving children that have been abandoned, abused, neglected, or displaced, Kingswood continues to be a place of healing today. As a residential home for children, the kids at Kingswood live in cottages where the whole child is ministered to, including spiritually, emotionally, mental health, physically and educationally. Kingswood receives no state or federal funding and is 100 percent privately funded through individuals, churches, businesses, foundations and the United Way. Everyone is asked to pray about how they might join in the ministry. For more information, visit Kingswood’s website at www.kingswoodkids.org or call at (865)767-2121.

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