POMEROY — While the annual Memorial Day biker run in Meigs County will be held on Sunday, the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), Meigs County Chapter, will hold a 6 p.m. bike blessing service on the Pomeroy parking lot on Saturday.
All area motorcyclists who would like CMA members to pray for them individually and for a safe season of riding are invited to attend. Food, fellowship and devotions with entertainment by the Gospel Bluegrass Gentlemen and Brenda will take place on Saturday evening. There is no cost associated with this event.
“CMA is not a Christian club or riding group designed to segregate Christians from the influences of the world, but rather it is a ministry designed to thrust members into the adventure of spreading the light of Jesus into dark places,” said member Courtney Midkiff. “Members enjoy fellowship via local and regional rides, at various church visits and Biker Sundays and at numerous secular motorcycle events.”
CMA Meigs County Chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Common Grounds Mission on Hiland Road in Pomeroy. Bible Study is held the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Common Grounds Mission. The Meigs Chapter’s president is Charlie Johnson, and the vice president is Dallas Jarrell.
For more information about the bike blessing, contact Midkiff at (740) 992-1158. To learn more about CMA, visit www.cmausa.org.
To accommodate the hundreds of motorcycles expected to participate in this 27th annual Memorial Day Run, Pomeroy Village will be closing the parking lot and a section of Main Street from Locust to Butternut Avenue on Sunday. Court Street will also be closed for a bike show.
The run officially kicks off from the parking lot at 1 p.m. and about 3 p.m. the riders will return to the parking lot where food vendors will in place. T-shirts will be sold, and entertainment will be provided. There is no charge to get onto the parking lot.
The run began and remains a means to raise funds to buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate kids in Meigs County.