WILMINGTON — While the schools are already in session for local students, that won’t stop one organization from helping kids be ready for the year.
The Wilmington chapter of Rareblood MC is holding a special party Saturday, Aug. 26 from 2 to 8 p.m. on Howard Street. There will be bouncy houses for kids, hot dogs and hamburgers being grilled, door prizes, and 150 backpacks with school supplies for kindergartners through fifth graders.
A reason for doing this, according to Chapter President Marvin Frisco, was that other clubs were doing similar events and they wanted to do so as well.
“This is also us giving back to the community,” said club Secretary Lisa Frisco. “We also want them to know that not all motorcycle groups are bad clubs. We’re one of the good ones that want to give back.”
Rareblood MC is a motorcycle club that’s focused on faith, family and the love of riding, according to their Facebook page.
“We do family things, memorial rides, toy runs. In our first year, we did a Thanksgiving and Christmas event for families,” said Lisa Frisco.
This is the first year they’ve done anything related to back-to-school. The backpacks and school supplies were gathered by the club using their funds. The door prizes are through donations they received from various businesses and area residents, including Smyth Automotive, Pepsi, Auto Zone, O’Reilly’s, Donatos, McDonald’s, Butch Peele, R+L Carriers, Champions in the Making Day Care, Damons, Xenia Avenue Market, Bobby McKee, Bob Evans, Beaugard’s BBQ, and Waynesville Mayor Dave Stubbs.
“We’re trying to do more than just Christmas and Thanksgiving things for the community,” said Lisa Frisco.