New Year Ride extends application deadline
Due to several requests, the Merrill Community New Year Ride has postponed the application deadline for 2019 support recipients to Sunday October 21. The New Year Ride’s October meeting has also been postponed until Tuesday October 23, 7 PM at the AmericInn of Merrill.
In February, the Merrill Community New Year Ride will celebrate it’s third anniversary, and third annual snowmobile ride and poker run fundraiser set for Feb. 2, 2019 at Z’s Fork Horners Bar and Grill in Gleason, and is now accepting applications for 2019 support recipients.
If you Know of an individual or family in the Merrill area who could use a little extra help or perhaps a non-profit organization, you can nominate them to be a support recipient one of three easy ways:
1)Contact us for an application via our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MerrillCommunityNewYearRide/
2) Email us at CommunityNewYearRide@gmail.com
3) Give us a call (715) 536-8494.
Nominators may remain anonymous, however we do have a few requirements which must be met for an application to be considered.
1) Every application must be signed, with complete contact information provided for both nominator and nominee.
2) At least three references must be listed for verification purposes
3) Nominees must reside in the Merrill-Gleason area. Services provided by nominated non-profit organizations must be focused in the Merrill-Gleason area.
Applications will be screened and three applicants will be selected by the organization’s board of directors at its October 23 meeting, which will be open to the public. Those selected will be contacted on October 24.
Since its inception in 2017, the New Year Ride has hosted four events and raised nearly $5,000 in support of fellow community members and organizations. The New Year Ride expanded to include three events in 2018, each being based upon a recreational ride (snowmobile, ATV/UTV or motorcycle) and feature festivities ranging from live music, raffles, poker runs and dice runs to brat frys, bean bag tournaments, snowmobile show and chili cook off.
The 2019 events are set for February, June and September.