Events for Max & Bailey's 2004 Ride Across America have all been completed with their arrival in Raleigh December 4th.

ARCHIVED EVENTS - COMPLETED
DATE EVENT COORDINATOR
APRIL 2004
COMPLETED Kick-Off Charity Event, Raffle and Auction
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JoLee Southard
COMPLETED Ray Price Harley-Davidson Open House - Raleigh, NC
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Blaine Parks
MAY 2004
COMPLETED Kickoff Ride
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Blaine Parks
COMPLETED Max & Bailey Visit New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs - Moravian Falls, NC
The U.S. Hogs For Dogs team will be visiting Moravian Falls, NC to meet Karen Brown and the entire staff at New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs (NLMAD), one of our charity partners. Max & Bailey will make a financial donation to NLMAD as a partial payment of the amount we hope to raise in their behalf. If you're in the area, come out and meet everyone that morning.
Blaine Parks
COMPLETED Cruising In The Rock -- Little Rock, AR
Max & Bailey have been invited to be the main attraction for a Little Rock tradition. Cruising In The Rock is a monthly parade of cars, motorcycles complete with plenty to offer onlookers. The event begins at 6:00 pm but crowds begin to form around 4:00 pm. Come meet Max & Bailey at this event. We'll have logo gear for sale and will gladly accept all donations.
Steve Metz
COMPLETED Saturday Night In The Park at KSDS - Washington, KS
KSDS, on of our charity partners, is hosting a Saturday Night In The Park event at their headquarters in Washington, Kansas. The Hogs For Dogs team is planning to arrive in Washington, KS around 4:00 pm after being escorted by a local motorcycle and classic car club from Marysville, KS. Festivities and a barbeque will be hosted by the Washington Lions Club. Come out and join us!
Steve Metz
COMPLETED Community Pancake Breakfast - Washington, KS
Charity partner KSDS will be hosting a pancake breakfast for the community at their KSDS headquarters. Max, Bailey and their sidecar chauffeurs will be there, so come by and visit.
Steve Metz
JUNE 2004
COMPLETED Welcoming Party, 6-8pm June 7th at the Gratitude Yachting Center - Rock Hall, MD
The Rock Hall Business Association , local newspaper and radio station welcome Blaine & Janet with a party at J&J Seafood, on Rte 20, Rock Hall, MD. Hosted by J&J Seafood, Gratitude Yachting Center, D.Lee Kraus, Styles Unlimited, Ace Hardware and Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship. The following day June 8th from 6-8pm is Hogs for Dogs Night at Mainstay, Main Street Rock Hall (Hosts will be provided at later date). Watch for details soon.
Steve Metz or
Robin at Gratitude Yachting Center
(410-639-7111)
COMPLETED Max & Bailey Visit Marlborough Elementary School -- Green Lane, PA
The students and staff of Marlborough Elementary School will welcome Max & Bailey for a visit from noon until 2 pm on June 10th.
Steve Metz
COMPLETED Hogs For Dogs Speak at Upper Perkiomen Valley Library -- Red Hill, PA
Janet, Blaine, Bailey and Max are looking forward to their Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, visit with residents of Green Lane, Red Hill, Pennsburg, East Greenville and surrounding communities. Join Max & Bailey for a one-hour presentation on their cross-country journey and learn more about how service dogs are enriching the lives of people living with physical disabilities. The event will be held from 7 - 8 pm and pre-registration is required by calling the library on Main Street (Route 29) in Red Hill at(215) 679-2020. There is no cost to attend this event. Max & Bailey t-shirts will be available for sale at the event. We'll hope to see you there.
Mrs. Kristen Pedimonti
at 215-679-2020, or
Steve Metz
COMPLETED Max & Bailey Eat Lunch At Hillcrest Elementary School -- Drexel Hill, PA
The Hogs For Dogs team will be visiting the students and staff at Hillcrest Elementary School on June 11th. After a late morning presentation, Max & Bailey have been invited to have lunch with Mrs. Muzyka's fifth grade class. We just hope that the lunch ladies don't get the two meals (dogs and humans) confused. Maybe it will be meat loaf for everyone!
Steve Metz
COMPLETED Canine Partners For Life hosts “Hogs for Dogs” at “Bikes and Blues Rally” – Cochranville, PA
One of our Charity Partners, Canine Partners For Life is hosting Blaine, Janet, Max and Bailey at a “Bikes and Blues Rally” in Kennett Square, PA where “Hogs For Dogs” will have the opportunity to meet thousands of fellow bikers and spread the word about the ride. The “Hogs for Dogs” Team will then enjoy a barbeque dinner at the Canine Partners For Life farm where they will be making a check presentation.
Steve Metz or
Canine Partners For Life
610-896-4902 ext 25
June 19, 2004 Basking Ridge, NJ Welcomes Max & Bailey
The Oak Street Elementary School and the town of Basking Ridge are raising money for Max & Bailey's 2004 Ride Across America. Max and Bailey will visit the school on Friday, June 18th and enjoy some local events and Basking Ridge hospitality on Saturday. We hope to see you there.
Steve Metz
June 21, 2004 Max & Bailey Visit Montgomery, NY
Move over Orange County Choppers, Max & Bailey are coming to Montgomery, NY. One of our volunteers, a local Montgomery NY teacher, has invited us to visit with her students at Raymond C. Cramer Elementary School from 9:30am to 11:30am and enjoy the hospitality of this town, now famous for their resident motorcycle TV personalities. We have no idea if the Paul Sr or any of the Tuttle family will be in town, or if they'll stop by to say hello, while we're there -- but we'll be there all the same. This afternoon, we visit New Paltz and Maroney's Motorcycle Shop in Newburgh. Come out and visit with us.
Steve Metz
June 22, 2004 Max & Bailey Visit Montgomery, NY
Tuesday morning we visit Montgomery Elementary School, complete with local TV and Radio coverage. From 2-5p.m. we'll be at Veteran's Park joined by Canine Companions and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Steve Metz
June 24-26, 2004 Max's Sidecar Chauffer Celebrates His 40th Birthday in NYC
The Hogs For Dogs Team will be in NYC for a few days of media events where Blaine will celebrate his 40th birthday on June 25th. There are no firm plans for any fundraising events, but if anyone in the NYC wants to throw a birthday bash to help Blaine transition into his older years, drop us a line. Doesn't Donald Trump have some nice facilities for a party like this?
Steve Metz
June 25, 2004 Brooklyn Harley-Davidson Open House
Brooklyn Harley-Davidson will welcome Max & Bailey to the area with a special event that will include food and many surprises. The event will last all day from 10 am - 7 pm. Brooklyn H-D is located at 3449 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn. (718) 851-6666. We hope to see you there.
Steve Metz
June 26-27, 2004 You'll have two great opportunities to meet Max & Bailey at the Marcus Dairy in Danbury, CT. On Saturday, June 26th, the Hogs For Dogs team will join the Dairy's Saturday Night Cruise In car show. Then, on Sunday morning, Max & Bailey will hang out for the well-known Sunday Biker's Breakfast at the Marcus Dairy Restaurant. Any event at the Marcus Dairy is guaranteed to be huge, so come out to enjoy the events and be sure to visit with Max & Bailey. A limited amount of logo gear will be available for purchase at these events. Get there early to buy yours before we sell out. Steve Metz
or the
Marcus Dairy
(800) 243-2511
June 28, 2004 Max & Bailey Visit Guiding Eyes For The Blind in Patterson, NY
. To find out more about how you can assist Guiding Eyes for the Blind and help make a difference in someone else's life, log on to their website www.guidingeyesbcweb.org or call 1-866 GEB LABS. Donations can be made by check to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind Breeding Center, 361 Route 164, Patterson NY 12563. For more information about the visit, call (845) 878 3867 extension 51.
Steve Metz
JULY 2004
July 5, 2004 Max & Bailey To Appear In Country Fair Days Parade -- Needham, MA
Come meet Max & Bailey at the Needham Exchange Club's Country Fair Days Parade to celebrate the Fourth of July. The parade begins at 9:00 am and the events will last all day. Max & Bailey will be in the area until around noon. Visit http://www.needhamexchangeclub.org/inside/fourthofjuly.html for more information.
Steve Metz
July 17, 2004 Max & Bailey Get an escort into Erie, PA
We will be going to the VA Medical Center to meet Virginia. (God willing, her health is not really good at this point.) She is very excited about meeting with the Crew and the whole VA is excited about the visit. She already has a Hogs for Dogs t-shirt that a friend sent to her. We'll then be attending a fundraiser at Precision Bikeworks on Peach St. in Erie from 2-5pm. Come on over to Peach Street for the fun and meet Max and Bailey yourself!
Steve Metz
- or -
Kathy
July 18, 2004 The Crew stop in at a fundraiser planned at
"Jr's. On the Bay".

The address is 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507. This will be from noon until 4pm. Jr. will have food available and it is an absolutely beautiful place by the marina. It is only about an hour and a half from Erie to Cleveland, so that should leave plenty of time for The Crew to get to Cleveland. I just hope that the weather cooperates!! We will also get an escort to the Ohio State line.
Steve Metz
- or -
Jr. - 814-452-6699
July 22-25, 2004 Max & Bailey Visit Paws With A Cause® Headquarters and Take Michigan By Storm
Led by Michigan volunteer Tom Molter and Charity Partner Paws With A Cause®, four full days of events have been planned for the Hogs For Dogs Team while in Michigan. The final details are still being ironed out, but there are events planned for Lansing, at the PAWS® headquarters in Wayland and in Tom's town of Three Rivers, Michigan. This is sure to be one of the larger events for our ride. Keep checking back and keep those dates open for some fun and charity.
Steve Metz
July 24-25, 2004 Three Rivers, Michigan opens its arms to The Crew
Charity Partner Paws With A Cause®, joins Mayor and City Manager of Three Rivers in welcoming Max & Bailey to the city. Sunday morning finds us at a pancake breakfast at the Fire Department along the river, followed by a 50/50 raffle, other fun activities and culminating in an escort ride to the Indiana State Border. Registration for the ride is from 9am til 12:30pm, leaving at 1:00pm. Come on out and join the fun!
Steve Metz
- or -
Marcia Saunders
269-273-1075
July 30, 2004 Chicago Area -- Come Meet Max & Bailey at Huggable Hounds Doggie Delight Bakery & Pawtique
The Hogs For Dogs team will be at Huggable Hounds from 3 until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 30th. Stop by to meet Max & Bailey and learn more about their 48-state charity ride. Hogs For Dogs logo gear will be available for sale, so if you've been waiting to buy your limited edition Max & Bailey t-shirt, be sure to pick one (or more) up. Huggable Hounds Doggie Delight Bakery & Pawtique is located at 6211 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL.
April Fort
- or -
Thomas or Susan Hopman
(Huggable Hounds)
at 815-479-8625
July 31, 2004 Milwaukee's House Of Harley Welcomes Max & Bailey
The House of Harley has invited Max & Bailey to their store events on Saturday, July 31st as part of the Wisconsin H.O.G. Rally. Hogs For Dogs logo gear, educational literature and photos of the dogs will be available at the Hogs For Dogs booth. 'The House Party' as the event is being called will feature music by the Buell Thunderbolts and food from Hawg Dawgs. Max & Bailey will be for the entire event which runs from noon until 4 pm, so be sure to mark your calendar for this big event. For more information visit the House of Harley website at www.houseofharley.com
Blaine Parks
- or -
House of Harley
at 414-282-2211
July 31, 2004 Chicago's Steve Dale Welcomes Max & Bailey Into the WGN Pet Central Radio Studio
Steve Dale's Pet Central Radio show has featured weekly updates about Max & Bailey's journey since they left Raleigh back in early May. Now, after nearly 3 months of traveling, Max & Bailey will visit with Steve, 'LIVE' in the WGN Radio Studios. Be sure to tune into Pet Central each Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CDT for our weekly updates, and especially for our live from the studio event on July 31st.
Blaine Parks
AUGUST 2004
August 1, 2004 KSDS Puppy Raiser Events -- Muscatine, IA
Max and Bailey will be in Muscatine , IA for an event being planned by the KSDS puppy raisers. 100 bikes or more will be escorting the crew into Pearl City Station around 4:00. We are serving a benefit BBQ for $5/plate grilled turkey tenderloins, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and pop. A charity auction is scheduled also.
Steve Metz
- or - Jennifer Blair
and Crash
563-263-3500 or
jblair@muscanet.com
August
13 & 14, 2004
Max & Bailey Ride Through The Sturgis Rally
It wouldn't be a cross-country motorcycle ride without a stop at the annual Sturgis Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Max & Bailey, though staying in Rapid City, will be riding through the Sturgis area on both Friday afternoon and then again on Saturday. There are no scheduled events for Max & Bailey, but someone suggested we at least let you know we'd be there. Max & Bailey should be easy to spot, even with thousands of guys & gals dressed similarly in their leathers. We'll hope to see you there.
Blaine Parks
August 16, 2004 Welcome Reception -- Cheyenne, WY
Max and Bailey are welcomed to Cheyenne at the historic Plains Hotel at 6:00pm. This is an invitation event for donors and volunteers.
Blaine Parks
August 17, 2004 Hogs For Dogs Rally at the Depot Plaza -- Cheyenne, WY
5:00 - 7:00 pm in downtown Cheyenne. Live music, food and fun! There will be drawings for merchandise donated by some great businesses in the Cheyenne area.
Blaine Parks
SEPTEMBER 2004
September 9, 2004 Hogs For Dogs Picnic
The Yachats (Oregon) Lions Club is hosting a welcoming Picnic for the crew from 4pm to 6pm at the Picnic Shelter. Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Chips and a Pop is available for a donation for the Hogs For Dogs charity cause.
Blaine Parks
-or locally-
Eric or Cindi Clark
September 17, 2004 Tail Wagging Ice Cream Social in Concord, CA at the Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters
Wells Fargo Corporate and Contra Costa County Animal Services welcome Max and Bailey to a day of Doggone Good Fun in the Bay Area. Joined by PAWS® or Majority Partner, this employee oriented event will take place from 11am to 2pm in the Courtyard by the FlagPoles, 1200 Concord Ave, Concord, CA - SEE TRIP PICS
Jay Schwantes
-or-
Tracey Stevens-Martin
September 18, 2004 Devil Mtn - McGuire Harley-Davidson Dealership Grand Opening (2240 Loveridge Rd., Pittsburg, CA)
Hogs For Dogs will participate in the Grand Opening of the McGuire Harley-Davidson Dealership in Pittsburg, from 10am - 4pm. BBQ, Live Music, Fundraising and Silent Auction. Come down and join us and help celebrate the opening of this new Harley Dealership! - SEE TRIP PICS
Jay Schwantes
-or-
Tracey Stevens-Martin
September 19, 2004 Ride to Alice's Restaurant
Sponsored by Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson and MAD MAPS, ride with Max and Bailey down Hwy 35 Skyline Blvd and grab some refreshments at Alice's Restaurant. Bring your bike and a $10 donation and have a great ride for a good cause. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson, 123 South Van Ness. Ride starts at 10:00 a.m. - SEE TRIP PICS
Jay Schwantes
-or-
Jenny Lefferts
with MadMaps, Inc.
September 20, 2004 Educational Event at City Hall
This event was cancelled at the last minute by the promoter. We were dissapointed at the loss of an opportunity to educate the kids of San Francisco, but we're told that other fundraising events may take place during the remainder of the trip to help our cause.
Jay Schwantes
-or-
Jenny Lefferts
with MadMaps, Inc.
September 22, 2004 Montclair, CA Meet Max & Bailey
Due to Mechanical Problems with the bike, we had to cancel this event - We apologize for this unfortunate circumstance. Quite a few Rear Wheel Spokes failed causing a severe wobble before we got to town.
April & Mike Fort
September 24, 2004 Max & Bailey Visit Ball Junior High School in Anaheim, CA
Max & Bailey will be visiting the students of Ball Junior High School in Anaheim, CA on September 24th from 9:15-11:30 am.
April & Mike Fort
September 24, 2004 Photo Opportunity at Disney Land Resort Hotel
Come get your picture made with the U.S. Hogs For Dogs Crew beside the Mickey Mouse Statue at the Disney Land Resort Hotel. The Crew will be located near the Ballroom entrance. Photos start at 12 noon.
April & Mike Fort
OCTOBER 2004
October 9, 2004 Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser
Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser at Desert Gardens Cumberland Presbyterian Church (10851 E. Old Spanish Trail). The dinner runs from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on October 9. Dog lovers and hungry Tucsonans can stop by and meet Max and Bailey and get a delicious dinner too. Tickets will be available at the door. A special thanks to Triple S & E 4-H Club and BSA Troop 141 for their assistance. Thanks also to Desert Gardens Church for use of their space.
Annette Rowan
October 16, 2004 Come meet Max & Bailey as they support "Racing for Independence" program
The Hogs For Dogs team will make an appearance at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth to support the "Racing for Independence" program for Paws With A Cause. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Terry Cook and Power Stroke Diesel by International have teamed up for this program, showing support for Paws With A Cause at 25 Truck Series races across the country. The Power Stroke Diesel racing simulator will be on hand from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., with Terry Cook and Hogs For Dogs teaming up for photo opportunities from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Free admission to the midway/public area of Texas Motor Speedway (www.texasmotorspeedway.com).
Deb Davis, Development Coordinator, Paws With A Cause, 800-253-7297.
October 17, 2004 Hogs For Dogs Poker Run
Poker run starts at Sneaky Petes, in Lewisville, TX. Pre-registration closes October 10. Registration forms available at dealerships or I can send one via email at canineconnection@charter.net. Check or money orders accepted.
Pre-Registration fees: $15.00 for Reg + pin; $20.00 for Reg+ T-shirt,$25.00 for Reg + pin + T-shirt.
On-site registration from 9:00 to 10:00.
On-site registration fee: $20.00 for Reg + pin, $25.00 for Reg + T-shirt, $30.00 for Reg + pin + t-shirt.

Run starts at 10:00AM estimated completion time 1:00PM. Originates and ends at Sneaky Petes' Restaurant & Marina off of Lake Lewisville (http://www.sneakypetesonline.com)
Prizes given for the top 3 hands.

Followed by a MEET & GREET 1:00 to 5:00pm - Meet Max & Bailey
Location: Sneaky Petes' Restaurant & Marina

April Fort
-or-
Karen Vass
October 21, 2004 Meet & Greet with Max & Bailey-Austin, TX
Come meet Max & Bailey at Dogstuff from 5:30-7:30. There will be Hogs For Dogs merchandise available to purchase. Dogstuff is located at 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd, across from the new Lowes between Anderson Lane and Steck Avenue Austin, TX. If you make a tax-deductible donation to U.S. Hogs For Dogs, Inc. you will receive a 20% off coupon to use on anything in the store. What a great way to help charity and get your dog a wonderful gift at 20% off.
April Fort
October 21, 2004 Austin, TX - Come Meet Max and Bailey at The Legendary Hill's Cafe Bike Night
In conjunction with Austin Harley-Davidson, every Thursday night is Bike Night at Hill's Cafe in Austin. But October 21st will be a special night with music by Doak Short and The Dirty Dogs. Austin H-D and Hill's Cafe has extended a special invitation for Max & Bailey to share in the evening's events. Stop by to meet the Hogs For Dogs' team and enjoy some great food, drink and music. Max and Bailey will be at Hill's from 8-10 pm following their earlier event at Dogstuff.com. For more info on Hill's Cafe Bike Night or directions, visit their website at www.hillscafe.com.
Hill's Cafe - 4700 South Congress Avenue - Austin, TX
(512) 851-9300
Blaine Parks
October 23, 2004 Houston, TX - Max and Bailey stop by the Ice House
On Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm, Max & Bailey join other local bikers at 1919 West Alabama in Houston.
Blaine Parks
October 28-31, 2004 Come meet Max & Bailey at the Steel Pony Express VII Event in New Orleans
The U.S. Hogs For Dogs team has been invited to the 2004 Steel Pony Express VII Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival at the University of New Orleans Arena Grounds. This is a HUGE three-day event for motorcycle enthusiasts and Max & Bailey are looking forward to spending Halloween in the Big Easy. We hope to see you there. For more details about the event, the musical line-up or schedules, check out the Steel Pony Express website at : www.steelponyexpress.com
April Fort
NOVEMBER 2004
November 5, 2004 Max and Bailey will be hosting a DOG WASH...
... on Friday, November 5th 11am - 5pm at the Red Bandanna Store in the Publix Shopping Center on Spalding Drive in Norcross, GA from 11am to 5pm. The Store is donating ALL proceeds to support efforts to train twelve Golden Retrievers and donate them as Assistance Dogs for the disabled. Volunteers are welcome for this event and can contact me via email. Help us get the word out to your friends and dogs lovers. The Dog Wash is another opportunity you have to support this worthwhile cause. Bring your favorite canine friends for a great wash without cleaning out your wallet - just $10.00 per dog.
Robert Wilson
November 6, 2004 Saturday, Nov.6th, 2004 has been proclaimed Hogs For Dogs Day in Roswell, GA by Mayor Jere Wood
Killer Creek Harley-Davidson will welcome Max and Bailey from 10am-5pm for a fun-filled day of canine activity and fundraising. A Dog Trick Contest, a Doggie Fashion Show & Contest, a demonstration by the Alpharetta Police Canine Patrol will highlight the event. A host of volunteer canine organizations will be on hand lending their support. Fundraising activities include a Silent Auction and Raffle. Live Music, BBQ and lots more. Hogs For Dogs memorabilia will be available throughout the event. Dress up your favorite canine and join in the fun.
Blaine Parks
-or-
Robert Wilson
November 11, 2004 Meet & Greet at Barnaby’s Family Inn - Tallahassee, FL.
Come meet Max & Bailey at Barnaby’s Family Inn from 2:00-5:00 pm. Barnaby’s is located at 2331 Apalachee Parkway and the phone # is 850-878-8700. It is guaranteed to be a great tail-waggin’ time! There will be logo gear available to purchase.
April Fort
November 13, 2004 Tampa Florida Welcomes Max & Bailey
Brandon Harley Davidson will host a Meet and Greet on Saturday, November 13 from 11- 3.
Max and Bailey will be there to shake paws and bring even more awareness for the need of assistance dogs to Tampa. Come out to say hello and show your support. T-shirts, Hats and pins will be available for your purchase.
Brandon Harley-Davidson/Buell Shop, 9839 Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
(813)740-9898
http://www.h-dtampa.com
Annette Rowan
November 14, 2004 Clearwater Florida Welcomes Max & Bailey
Max and Bailey will visit Fletcher's Harley Davidson in Clearwater Florida Sunday, Nov 14 from 11 to 3
Fletcher's Harley-Davidson/Buell Sales
17129 US Hwy 19 North
Clearwater, FL
(727)535-1844
http://www.fletchers-hd.com
Annette Rowan
November 25, 2004 Brevard County Fire And Rescue Hosts Traveling Charity Dogs For Thanksgiving Feast.
This Thanksgiving, Station 43 of Brevard County Fire and Rescue will share their holiday dinner with two very special dogs and many distinguished guests. Max and Bailey are two Golden Retrievers who have spent the last 6 1/2 months traveling the country in an effort to educate Americans about the special roles Assistance Dogs play in the lives of people living with physical disabilities. After more than 23,000 miles over the last 206 days, Florida is the 47th state on Max & Bailey's 2004 Ride Across America. In total, the ride will take 218 days to complete, ending on December 4th where they began on May 1st : Raleigh, North Carolina. But, the journey wouldn't be complete without a stop in Brevard County to visit with Bill Scholl and Zeb, his Paws With A Cause Assistance Dog.

Bill Scholl, a Brevard County Firefighter, was severely injured in a 1999 fall from a fire ladder. Bill's injuries left him wheelchair bound and lacking in his normal energetic lifestyle. After his accident, Bill's wife Katie encouraged Bill to apply for an Assistance Dog from Paws With A Cause. One year later, Zeb joined the family and has since given Bill the confidence, independence and ability to tackle the world again. Bill and Zeb's story has been shared in the Brevard County media previously. Now, Bill and Zeb's story has been shared with the entire nation as the feature story in Max & Bailey's Ride brochures and on their ever-changing website : www.hogsfordogs.org.

To celebrate Bill's independence and Max & Bailey's Ride to help others with physical disabilities, Chief Farmer and the Brevard County Fire and Rescue's Station 43 has invited Max, Bailey and their sidecar chauffeurs Blaine and Janet Parks to join them for a Thanksgiving Feast. Representatives from Paws With A Cause will also be at the event as part of this very special way of giving thanks. We invite you - and the public - to stop by Station 43 on Merritt Island's Airport Road Thanksgiving Day to learn more about Max & Bailey's 2004 Ride Across America and see firsthand how Assistance Dogs are improving the lives of individuals living with physical disabilities.

The meal for the firefighters and special guests will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 25, 2004. The public is invited to stop by Station 43 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Max & Bailey will be on hand for photos in their sidecars and Paws With A Cause Demonstrations will also be available. Donations to support Assistance Dog organizations will be graciously accepted and Max & Bailey's ever-popular logo items will be available for sale at the event.

Registration is $25.00 and includes participation in the motorcycle tour, a ticket for the Orlando Magic Basketball game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers (7:00 pm), a pre-game BBQ with a live band performing (4:00-7:00 pm), a post-game photo with the Orlando Magic Dancers and Stuff the Magic Dragon at center court, surprises and give-aways. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Hogs For Dogs logo gear available for purchase. The general public and families are also very welcomed for participation. Come out and enjoy this magical fun filled event!

Blaine Parks
November 27, 2004 1st Annual Charity Magical Motorcycle Tour from Daytona Beach to Orlando, FL
Come join Max & Bailey as they join New Horizons Service Dogs (one of our charity partners) for the 1st Annual Charity Magical Motorcycle Tour. The Crew will be accompanying New Horizons Service Dogs and riding with the Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club on Saturday, November 27th. Registration for the motorcycle ride will begin at 12 noon at the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club. The cost of registration is $25.00. The Orlando Magic Dancers will be available for photographs and autographs during ride registration. The ride will start at 2:00 pm and the start location is 3602 W. International Speedway Blvd., ½ mile west of the I-4 overpass on Hwy 92. The escorted motorcycle tour will include a ride through Volusia, Seminole, and Orange Counties, finishing at the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, FL.

Registration is $25.00 and includes participation in the motorcycle tour, a ticket for the Orlando Magic Basketball game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers (7:00 pm), a pre-game BBQ with a live band performing (4:00-7:00 pm), a post-game photo with the Orlando Magic Dancers and Stuff the Magic Dragon at center court, surprises and give-aways. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and Hogs For Dogs logo gear available for purchase. The general public and families are also very welcomed for participation. Come out and enjoy this magical fun filled event!

New Horizons Service Dogs at 386-456-0408 or 386-738-0009 and visit their website
DECEMBER 2004
December 2, 2004 Carolina Canines For Service Hosts A Welcome Back To NC Pig Pickin'

Due to the popularity of this event the Event Location Has Changed.

The Welcome Back Party will be held from 7-10pm atThe Ramada Inn located at 5001 Market St. Wilmington, NC.

Come join Max & Bailey celebrate their arrival back to NC with a Welcome Back Party and pig pickin' from 7-10 p.m. at The Ramada Inn located at 5001 Market St., Wilmington, NC. The event is hosted by Carolina Canines For Service, Inc., one of our charity partners. The cost of the event is $25 per person, which includes the pig pickin' and all the fixins', musical entertainment, and door prizes.

The musical entertainment includes a female barbershop group, the Sweet Adelines. The feature musical entertainment will be the beach music sounds of the Craig Woolard Band. Craig Woolard is a former member of the Embers, you can visit their website at http://www.craigwoolard.com

Hogs For Dogs merchandise will also be available for purchase at this event.

Tickets can be purchased either online at www.carolinacanines.org or by calling Carolina Canines For Service, Inc. at 910-362-8181. Tickets purcased prior to the event can be picked up at the door.

Why not come to the Welcome Home Party and then stay over for the Event on the 4th?

The Ramada Inn located at 5001 Market Street is offering special room rates at $56.95 per night. The phone # is 910-799-1730. Please let them know that you are with the Hogs For Dogs event when making reservations.

The Jameson Inn located at 5102 Dunlea Court is offering special room rates at $54 per night. The phone # is 910-452-5660 or toll free 1-800-526-3766 (direct to Wilmington hotel). Please let them know that you are with the Hogs For Dogs event when making reservations.

Come Join us in Wilmington!! It is guaranteed to be a Tail Waggin' Good Time!

April & Mike Fort
-or-
Pat Nowak
December 4, 2004 "Cross the Finish Line" Ride - Wilmington to Raleigh

Mayor of Raleigh proclaims today as
HOGS FOR DOGS DAY!

Join Max and Bailey on the final leg of their charity ride from Wilmington to Raleigh, NC. We will leave Wilmington from Britt Motorsports located at 6789 Market St., Saturday 12/4 at 10 am. We will stop at the Rest Stop exit 364 (interstate 40 west) to pick up more riders, then on to the next rest area on 40 west exit 324 to pick up even more riders. Our ride will end at Ray Price Harley Davidson at approx 1:00pm in Raleigh, NC. Max and Bailey will be welcomed home with a Homecoming BBQ hosted by Ray Price HD. Adults will be asked for a $5 donation, of which all the proceeds go to Hogs For Dogs. Kids may eat free. There is also a 50/50 raffle for $1 per ticket, 6 for $5.

Please come out and join Max and Bailey's welcome home party and receive a coupon for 20% off any one item purchased from Ray Price that day from 1-4.

Red Roof Inn has extended their generosity by offering discounted room rates of $39.99 for rooms booked by 11/15 - Call 919-833-6005 and let them know you are part of the Hogs For Dogs homecoming to receive this special rate.

There is no cost associated with participating in the Welcome Home Ride. You can meet at Britt Motorsports in Wilmington before the ride leaves at 10 am or meet at the Rest Stops at Exits 364 & 324 on I-40 West to join the ride or meet at Ray Price Harley Davidson in Raleigh for the Welcome Home Celebration.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN THE WELCOME HOME RIDE!! CARS, TRUCKS, RVs, MOTORCYCLES...EVERYONE! Come be a part of this great ride to welcome the return of Blaine, Janet, Max & Bailey and to celebrate future independence for many.

There will be Hogs For Dogs logo gear available to purchase at both Britt Motorsports in Wilmington and Ray Price Harley Davidson in Raleigh.

April & Mike Fort
-or
Annette Rowan

CLICK HERE for a link directly to Ray Price Harley Davidson's Event Flyer.

We appreciate the sponsorship of the BBQ Party at RPHD by Steve Metz, Activities Director for Raleigh HOG,

Cindy Mease with Irwin Mortgage, and

Irina Bennett with Keller Williams Realty.

December 11-12, 2004 Raleigh Dorton Arena
Max & Bailey will be at the NC Fairgrounds in the Jim Graham Building this weekend for the Super Pet Expo.
Blaine Parks
JANUARY 2005
January 22, 2005 Pet'n Your Harley Day
at Ray Price Harley-Davidson, Raleigh, NC. Bring your pet and your Harley to Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Buell Saturday, Jan 22 for the Pet'n Your Harley Photo Day. The Hogs for Dogs motorcycle and sidecar will be here. If you don't have a Harley yet, you can have a picture taken of you and your pet with the Harley that Max and Bailey (of Hogs for Dogs fame) rode in across the country. Pictures will be taken for a donation to the Hog for Dogs charity.
Blaine Parks
January 29, 2005 Hogs For Dogs Bark Sale
Delicious, hand crafted all natural dog treats, mixes for baking at home, and recipe books. Max and Bailey took a ride across country. All you have to do take a ride to the Naughty Dog Cafe in the heart of Ann Arbor, MI. Saturday, January 29th, 2005 from Noon to 6pm. Don't miss this chance to show your support (or your dog will never forgive you for it!)

Bring your dog and let him pick out his favorite treats, have a drink out of our fountain, and say "Hi" to some new friends. There'll be complimentary treats and beverages for people, a baby grand piano if you feel like rocking the house, and that great feeling you get from helping out.

April & Mike Fort

 

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