So we took the show on the road for one. What's a drive over to beautiful Newaygo ever hurt anyone? The rolling hills, the farm land, the "back roads" if you know them to keep from having to go all the way out Apple...or all the way up through Fremont. Ya, I am pretty much that good. Throw in the fact we can do a story for a guy who needs a hand, and ya...I'll take the drive over to Newaygo.
Got a call from Officer Justin Visser, friend of a friend thing, and he told me about his friend Rocky Wildfong. Rocky got the business end of a motorcycle accident not too long ago and Aeromed had to be called in on him. It was pretty rough. He lost a leg, he lost a lot of blood and he has lost a pretty good portion of his vision field. It's going to be a long row to hoe to get him back up on he feet and back to it at as a corrections officer in Newaygo County. Terrible situation for everyone, but as we all seem to do in any corner of West Michigan, Rocky's friends, neighbors and relatives are all pitching in to do what they can to make sure nothing slips through the cracks while Rocky is on the mend...and ya....they do it in Newaygo just like we do here. With a biker party. :)
Jimmy's Roadhouse is the place to be August 18th. There will be music, food and plenty of fun. Bikers will be coming in from all over the state to participate. HUGE silent auction with all kind of cool stuff to bid on. There'll probably be a raffle or two. Plenty of horse shoes and corn hole. It's like the stole a page out of the Muskegon benefit playbook, but we won't hold it against them this time.
I caught up with Justin and Amy Stuck who's the General Manager of Jimmy's Roadhouse over in Newaygo for the details on the shin-dig. Take a listen.
Hey, you might be itching for a ride, or maybe you have just heard about the great food and fun over at Jimmy's. I've been there...it really is a great place to eat. Or, maybe you want to do a good turn for Officer Wildfong and his family. That's what neighbors are for. Nice little drive over to Newaygo for a great cause, why not take it on August 18th and help a bunch of cops trying to help another cop out. Personally, I am just kind of thankful they thought we were a big enough deal to share the story for them! For more on Rock Wildfong and #RockyStrong click on the photo below for the event Facebook page.