Freedom Riders Honor Veterans, Raise Money


Community Services of Starke County received a generous donation thanks to a group compassionate horseback riders called the Freedom Riders. Over Memorial Day weekend, the group traveled from one end of the county to the other, passing through each cemetery on route.The Freedom Riders collected donations along the way and managed to pull together a total of $3,725. The donated money will assist veterans with any vital needs and will provide transportation to VA clinics and to physicians within the state of Indiana. Veterans interested in hosting a horseback ride of their own can contact dispatcher Gail Staerkel at 574-772-7070 to schedule a ride.