‘Kruzin for Kersey’ Bike Run event to benefit sheriff

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Dozens of local businesses and residents are coming together in support of Scotland County Sheriff Ralph Kersey.

Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday is the “Kruzin for Kersey” Bike Run to benefit the sheriff who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May and underwent surgery in June. Since then he has been at home recovering, but more than 40 businesses and individuals have helped sponsor the event to bring in the community.

The bike ride will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will go to Rockingham to hit U.S. 1 North and end at Cox’s Double Eagle Harley Davidson in Carthage. The riders will have about 30 to 45 minutes at the Harley Davidson before returning to Jerry’s for the remainder of events. There will be a police escort for those who participate.

Those who are not riding can partake in a corn hole tournament. There will also be a dunk tank, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, live music, and a car and bike show.

Two bands will be performing: Whiskey Pines will be performing from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Trey Calloway will be performing at 8 p.m.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to come out and wear orange to show support of the sheriff. There will also be “Kruzin for Kersey” shirts for purchase.

All of the donations and proceeds will go toward helping the sheriff and his family during his recovery.

The weather is expected to be in the high 80s at the beginning and high 70s toward the end of the event, with very little chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

For information about the event, the Facebook page “Kruzin for Kersey Bike Run” will have updates and general information.

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Staff report