Today, I spent part of my afternoon at the Bikers and Belly Dancers Ride Against Cancer event at Memorial Park in Highspire. It's an annual event that raises money for cancer. When I got there, the sun was beating down, but there was a lot of shade and entertainment to beat the heat-- BBQ truck, different vendors, and of course, Bikers and Belly Dancers.
Court cases and car crashes can be a bit gloomy, so it's always nice to take a break from hard news. The event was a lot of fun, and all I could think while watching the wrestling matches (yes, they had wrestlers!), belly dancers, and bike stunts, was, I can't believe I get paid to do this.
It's not the first time I thought that, and probably won't be the last, but something else I find myself asking even more often is, where is everyone?
There was a crowd, but it certainly could have been bigger, and I wish more would have stopped out because it was a BEAUTIFUL DAY. More importantly, it was a beautiful cause, and a free event. I wonder if people find they are too busy, too tired from the work week, or just are unaware of the event.
The unique event brought people from Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, amongst other areas, and some of those people who spent the day supporting the cause, were also supporting local businesses. I think that's definitely a win-win situation.
Summertime brings a ton of different events to the area, and I hope everyone takes advantage of it.
So what did you miss? Wrestlers body slamming, belly dancing, motorcycles popping wheelies. But you'll just have to wait for the story to see ;)