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2016 Blessing of the Bikes

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SHAWNEE – Pastor Bryan Bucher of the Shawnee United Methodist Church offered a blessing to roughly 1,000 bike riders along with the help of Larry E. Inskeep, Chaplain- Lima Fire Department. This was the sixteenth year the church has hosted this day of blessing. The event has many to thank including over 100 volunteers from the congregation.

Todd and Tara Joyce from Lima Harley Davidson have been partners in the event since its beginning. There were special bikes on display provided by Jim Godwin of Jim’s Harley of Mendon.

A day of fun and fellowship was had by all with the church parking lot being the launch location. Free coffee and donuts were offered complimentary thanks to Tim Hortons. To view videos and additional pictures from the event, go to the Shawnee United Methodist page.