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May 16, 2014

Motorcycle show set for Saturday at Eastside Park

The rumble of motorcycles is expected to fill Eastside Park Saturday for the 12th annual Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet sponsored by the Daviess County Chapter of Unchained Ministries. "This is our annual fundraiser for the organization," said Chapter President Terry Padgett.

The show awards first and second prizes in 11 categories of bikes. They include chopper, rat, sportster, antique, American custom, foreign custom, trike, American cruiser, foreign cruiser and touring. "It depends on the weather, but we expect 40 to 45 cycles in the show," said Padgett. "That's just the ones in the show. If we have nice weather we could have 100s of bikes in to see it."

Sign-in for the event and the swap meet begins at 10 a.m. The show runs from noon until 2 p.m. The swap meet wraps up at 3 p.m. "We like to keep it short so that people can get out and ride," said Padgett.

The motorcycle show will include concessions being sold for the RARE program at the Daviess County Jail and music by the Ellettsville band Soul Patrol. "We have the RARE program people take part because our organization really believes in what they are doing at the jail in terms of getting people off of drugs," said Padgett.

The Unchained Motorcycle Club is an extension of Unchained Ministries. The organization was founded in the 1970s in Greene County and now has spread throughout Indiana and the U.S. and even has a chapter in Ireland. The organization reaches out and ministers to inmates at local jails and prisons. "We have had a chapter here for 12 years and for the last 10 years we have been going into the Daviess County Jail to minister on Thursday evenings," said Padgett.

The motorcycle show is part of the club's outreach. "It's an important fundraiser," said Padgett, "but it is also a good way to get together with people and let them hear the message. People think of motorcycle riders as a bunch of people who want to do nothing but party, and we want them to understand that this is good, clean, family fun."

Organizers are holding out hope that the weather will cooperate with this year's show. "The Eastside Park is a great place to have this," said Padgett. "We just want people to come out and experience some good food, good music, see some great bikes and have a good time."

If you go Unchained Gang Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastside Park

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