Fulton motorcycle group trip raises money to buy Joplin school supplies

A Fulton-based motorcycle group calling themselves Ridin’ the Road to Recovery donated $3,388.08 in school supplies to school children of victims of the May 22 deadly tornado in Joplin.

Angie Gowin of New Bloomfield said approximately 130 people donated to the organization. That included about 60 volunteer motorcycle riders who paid the $20 entry fee for the event.

Gowin said the group assembled at the Fulton Walmart on July 16 and left at 6 a.m. for the trip to Joplin.

“We didn’t get back until after midnight. That was a long day,” Gowin said.

When the riders reached Joplin, they assembled at a Walmart there. Gowin divided up all of the $3,388 in contributions and the riders bought school supplies.

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