A ride to give wings to honor

brantin (803) 771-8306June 11, 2013 

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will take to the highways again this Saturday for the fifth annual motorcycle ride to benefit Honor Flight South Carolina.

The organization provides airline and ground transportation for World War II and Korean War military veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C.

“Honor Flight South Carolina enables military veterans who are living on fixed incomes to visit memorials that our nation constructed in order to recognize the sacrifices that were made by men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces,” Sheriff James Metts said.

Saturday’s activities will include live music by Shodown and a live and silent auction, and participants will receive a barbecue dinner.

The ride will begin at noon Saturday at S&S Road Consultants, Inc., 930 Chapin Road, Chapin, and motorcyclists will ride in areas near Lake Murray, with stops at four businesses. The ride will conclude around 4 p.m.

Sgt. David Amick, supervisor of the Sheriff Department’s Chapin Patrol District and a former U.S. Navy veteran, will coordinate the ride.

“As a military veteran, David recognizes the importance of honoring persons who have defended America’s freedoms in military combat,” Metts said.

Registration for Saturday’s ride begins at 10 a.m. at S&S Road Consultants. The registration fee is $25 per motorcyclist and $15 for each passenger. All proceeds benefit Honor Flight South Carolina.

For other details, call Amick at (803) 223-3778.

An investment in hunger relief

SAFE Federal Credit Union in West Columbia will sponsor a free Shred Day and fundraiser for Harvest Hope Food Bank Wednesday.

From 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, community members can get their documents shredded at no cost and will be able to make a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the food bank. The shredding will be provided by Carolina Records and Information Management.

The credit union is at 210 North 12th St.

Hall of Fame nominations

Richland 1 is accepting nominations for its 2013 Hall of Fame induction class.

Living or deceased individuals who have made significant contributions to the district and their communities are eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Past inductees include a former astronaut, civil rights pioneer, Supreme Court chief justice and a National Geographic journalist.

Nominees may or may not be alumni of the district, but current district employees, school board members and any current elected officials are not eligible.

Nomination forms may be downloaded from by clicking the Hall of Fame link. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Richland 1 Office of Communications, 1616 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201.

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