Mel Perks Motorcycle Run Scheduled for July 20th


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Chautauqua Hospice

The Mel Perks Motorcycle Run to benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will take place Saturday, July 20 at the Frewsburg Legion.

The day will begin with coffee and doughnuts at 9AM at the Legion. Registration will be open until 10:45am. Free-will donations will be accepted as registration for the ride.

The run will start with kickstands up promptly at 11AM and follow a scenic route around the beautiful Western New York countryside returning
to the Legion in the early afternoon. A barbeque lunch will be waiting for the riders when they return, as well as the general public, for $10. Live music will be provided by Steel Horse from 2-6PM. There will be raffles for a 50” HDTV, a $1,000 gift certificate toward an Amish shed, baskets and 50/50.

The event is not just for motorcycle riders. The fun, food and music are for all adults and Hospice supporters to enjoy.

This will be the 7th annual benefit in memory of Perks, who died in 2012 after a brief illness, and has raised over $46,000 for CHPC since its inception. Perks was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was employed by the former Jamestown Sterlingworth for 20 years, where he retired as plant manager. He later owned the Frewsburg News Room and Mel’s Place in Falconer.

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide comprehensive palliative/end-of-life care and education. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call (716) 338-0033.