GALLIPOLIS — The Revelatorz Gallia Chapter Benefit Riders will be conducting a Saturday benefit rally at Hogg Haven for Gallia County Children’s Services to build funds for new playground equipment by agency’s facility on Shawnee Lane.
Couples to ride as part of the rally are asked to donate $15 and single riders are asked to donate $10. Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and riders will rev their engines around 11 a.m. Riders can expect to make stops at Hillbilly Hotdogs in Lesage, W.Va., The Swamps in Patriot, then onto Frogtown in Ironton and back to Courtside in Gallipolis. Riders are asked to bring a helmet.
According to Revelatorz president Justin Bell, the riders make several trips a year to benefit various causes. In the past, the group has gone on rides for patients with cancer as well as to make a stand against bullying in schools.
“There’s so much bad stuff going on, you know,” Bell said. “So we just try to do something to show there are good people working for good things and we try to do that to give to the community.”
The Gallia chapter of the Revelatorz has around 14 riders. There is also a Meigs chapter but the group first started in Logan.
According to Gallia Children’s Services representative Daila Moore, the playground equipment has existed at the children’s services facility for several years. When the location served as the children’s home, the playground equipment was commonly used by those living there. Now, the equipment is used by children and parents making family visits and communicating with case workers in regards to how family life is going on.
Moore said the children commonly play in a room upstairs in the facility but it would be nice for them to have newer equipment that has not aged and to use when the weather is good. Reportedly, some of the equipment is several decades old and has experienced severe rusting. The oldest piece of equipment is a swing set. The children’s home was first built in the late 1800s.
Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.