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Helping hands: Local benefits

HELPING HANDS - Make-A-Wish benefit ride: The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement and American Legion Post 97 of Larimore, N.D., are sponsoring a Make-A-Wish benefit ride in memory of Roger Ready at noon Saturday at Andy's Harley-Davidson ...

HELPING HANDS

- Make-A-Wish benefit ride: The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement and American Legion Post 97 of Larimore, N.D., are sponsoring a Make-A-Wish benefit ride in memory of Roger Ready at noon Saturday at Andy's Harley-Davidson in Grand Forks.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and there's a $20 entrance fee per bike. There also will be an optional poker run with a $10 entrance fee per hand and $5 for an optional sixth card.

The ride will include stops in Minto, Park River, Fordville and Larimore. For more information, call (218) 779-1694.

- Team Hope run/walk for HD: The Huntington Disease Society of America will hold a Team Hope run/walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 in Lincoln Park in Grand Forks. Registration for the 5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. There also will be a silent auction. Info: (218) 289-2006 or (218) 791-8616.

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- Loaded Baked Potato Day: A loaded baked potato buffet and gospel sing is set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the First Church of God, 2856 N. Washington St., Grand Forks. Donations will be accepted; a minimum of $5 is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Pregnancy Center and Red River Hospice. Information: (701) 772-0953.

- 'Lace up so kids can buckle up' Marine Corps Marathon: Safe Kids Grand Forks will have a runner in the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C.

Julie Jeske will run to raise funds for the Buckle Up program. To donate, log on to www.safekids.org/marathon or call (701) 780-1489.

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